37 weeks of camp?!?!? This week marks the 37th week of camp. Hold on. I thought camps only operate in the summer months! This year was different. Camp Sentinel opened for the summer season in June of 2020 for 10 weeks of day camp, then in September with schools going remote and parents needing to work, Sentinel answered the call to help families. Since mid-September Sentinel has been open for "Student Care" with students mentored by Sentinel staff and 50% of the students receiving scholarship assistance. Sentinel is mission first.
Sentinel is open safe and covid free. We were able to do this by following our health and safety guidelines. This summer cabin capacity for overnight camp will be limited, so it is important to sign up soon. Programs are available for everyone from 5 to 105 years old! To sign up check out our website at www.campsentinel.org
Our 2021 theme is Steadfast. Firm in belief. Determined. Firmly fixed in place. Immovable. "The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23. Camp provides a place where we find unhurried moments to take a breath and focus on the steadfast love of our unchanging God. By purposeful time in the quiet, gazing at the bright stars at night, we are reminded of how immovable God is. Our faith deepens as we are reminded the steadfast love of the LORD never ceases…great is Thy faithfulness.
As we prepare for the upcoming summer, we are raising support for two areas. First, Sentinel is MISSION FIRST as we never turn a family away for the inability to pay for camp. Donations are welcome to help with this important area of support. Secondly, because people need rest, especially Pastors and their families, we are blessed to be building another Pastor’s Ministry retreat cabin. A generous gift of $50,000 was designated for this purpose and we are looking to raise an additional $75,000 to complete the funding. We need your help.
Thank you for considering being a mission partner. For more information please visit www.campsentinel.org/mission
See you soon on the mountaintop,
Kevin Van Brunt “Pk”
Executive Director, Camp Sentinel
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