Beachie Creek Fire
We give the glory to God that camp is not about property or equipment.
Camp is about relationships. The intrepid spirit of the camp community thrives undaunted.
We have received phone calls, texts, emails, and letters of encouragement from all over the world and from every era of camp since 1978. Renewing connections and listening to stories of how camp has impacted so many lives is a soothing balm, a rich treasure far more valuable than anything that could be burnt into ash. Camp has been and will continue to be, a conduit for ripples of influence, and an eternal well of lives changed.
When all is lost, that which is found becomes more precious.
Both fire and water are cleansing agents. When they meet in the sky the result is lightning.
We have been struck. The camp facility as far as can be seen is total ash.
All property, possessions and program materials have burned up.
Camp will rise again physically under the wings of a great Provider who is woven into the memories of campers, staff, donors, neighbors, caregivers, families, and friends.
We are excited to see how God will demonstrate His love and glory next. He is faithful to restore.
God is in the business of making all things new. He will, through all of those who are the camp community, increase the joy, the peace, and the hope we feel going forward.
We are collecting memories and stories to preserve the heart, traditions, and essence of camp for those who haven't yet had the opportunity to experience that camp is more than a place.
Like a book that may go unread, every person has a story within them; a story that needs to be told.
We welcome you to send your “story”, pictures, or remembrances. These can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The plan is to assemble contributions and create a calendar for the new year.
Our hope is that 2021 will be a better one for everyone.
As Grasshopper loves to quote, “This too will pass”.
Evan's Creek Retreat will once again become a place to refresh, renew, relax and retreat. We look forward to continuing a tradition of celebrating the undeniably purposed lives of the camp community at "Up Camp".