Last month, I posted a blog that shared the top responses of why people go to youth camp (check it out here and my reasons here). This month is our annual camp meeting. I love camp meeting personally. In 2017, I wrote on how to pray and get involved (click here and find the 2018 schedule here).
This time around, I am sharing the 5 top reasons shared for going to camp. In order of least to most:
Staying at Camp
Why do we go camping in any form, really? To get away from it all. Several responses noted that staying in the dorms and campers was a highlight of their year. There is no better safe space than a sacred space like the Church campgrounds.
Yeah, this is a typical activity for us. Where Christians meet, Christians eat. There is actually some scriptural background to this thought in that Jesus ate his regular meals is the same pattern He shared the Last Supper. But, I that’s not what I’m writing about. Instead, the food at Church camp is fantastic. And, my favorite dish is the ribs that they make. Yum!
Physical and Emotional Healing
These comments focused on the truth that getting away from discouraging environment allows for spiritual healing. The atmosphere at camp is transformational and healing. Not only have I seen broken lives healed, but I have also seen broken bodies healed at camp.
Seeing People Saved
The greatest type of healing is when a person receives salvation. Camp meetings have always been evangelistically geared. This reason and the next were mentioned by every person.
In some form or fashion, the services or at least parts of the worship gatherings were brought up. The preaching, singing, and everything else in between was central to each respondent. I have to agree. There is nothing like camp meeting services. Believers from different churches and even denominations gathering together to worship Jesus Christ through word, testimony, song, and more. Nothing can beat it.