When I first started coming to camp, I thought it was absolutely amazing. There are lots of great Christian camps out there, but I discovered that Solgohachia is something very special.
I decided to go at first because my friends were going but once I got there I realized that this place was different from anything I’d ever been to before. This was more than just a place to come hang out with my friends. We were hanging out, but we were also going deeper in our relationships with each other, and more importantly, deeper in our relationships with Jesus.
The counselors were welcoming, fun, and they desired to be there, which meant a lot to me. They weren’t there to be a chaperone for us. They connected with us, got to know us. That kept me coming back again. Not the zip line, not the hike in the woods, not the pool. It was the relationships that were formed. Those relationships led me to want to become a counselor there some day.
A few years later I was asked what I was planning on doing with my summer, and if I was free that I should consider working at Solgohachia. After that conversation, I started to pray about being a counselor. I felt God pushing me to work there, so I applied, and for the past four summers, God has blessed me with the chance to be a counselor at Camp Solgohachia.
Working there was not something I could take lightly. There were many responsibilities I had, but I was glad to be a counselor. I was finally able to do for others what had been done for me years ago as a camper. It is one of the best Christian summer camp jobs for college students that I can imagine. I was able to pour into the lives of others. Connecting with kids who were sitting in the exact spot I was in, showing them the love of Jesus, enabling them to have the best week of their lives.
I think it was interesting that I was asked if I was going to be free during the summer to work at camp. I was free to work at camp, but working at camp is what made me feel free. Free from worries, free from judgment, freedom to worship God, free to be me. That freedom comes from God. He enabled me to work at camp and help create an environment of freedom for everyone who comes to the mountain.
This summer, I’m looking forward to all the crazy, fun, awesome activities we have planned, but I’m also looking forward to something else - something much more important. I’m looking forward to the relationships that are going to be made, and the relationships that are going to be continued from years past. I’m looking forward to seeing all the ways that God is going to change lives. I’m looking forward to being free.
This summer, if you are looking for one of the best Christian summer camps (in my opinion), come check out Camp Solgohachia!