Aim Right teen camp of 2018 went down in history as the best camp ever!
We took a group of about 50 people, 31 of those being teens, back to the beautiful mountains of Dolores, Colorado to spend a week filled with lots of fun activities!
Our days consisted of activities such as tubing down the cold river, hiking down steep mountains, and riding the trails on horses. Camp is a time were we push each other to get out of our comfort zone and try new things. This year I was proud of my cabin for doing just that! We were fed 14 delicious meals…some of us might have gained a few extra pounds. 😉
So it sounds like just another week of camp right? Nope! This was the BEST week. Why? June 5th of 2018 the angels were having a big party because 31 teens gave or rededicated their life to JESUS! It was so beautiful seeing the desire these kids had to want to know more about Him. Did I mention this was only the second night of camp?? Wow, right? My favorite thing Caleb said Wednesday morning for staff meeting was “I don’t know what to speak about in chapel now”. But it was all cool, the rest of the week we were able to help prepare them for going back to their home situations.
Something I learned personally was that Prayer is a POWERFUL thing. Two years ago when I was a camp counselor, at the end of the week I walked away and told Caleb “never again do I want to be a counselor!” I went back last year to be the photographer and then this year I said yes to being a counselor again. Before I went, I knew I needed to prepare myself Spiritually for the week of camp. I spent a lot of time praying for camp, my girls, the staff, and for God’s presence. At camp whenever the girls would come to me with a situation we would talk about it and then end with prayer asking God what they should do about it. It was awesome to watch the girls by the end of the week stepping up and asking to pray for the things that were going on.
I will definitely be going back next year to be a counselor again! Because Aim Right camps are there not only to help teens, but it’s a time of growing for the staff as well. – Aleisha Boley, Camp Counselor, previous Intern