Time with Friends
All of us have friends. Some have more than others, but the amount doesn’t really matter, it’s the depth of the relationships. As everyone knows, you have to spend time with another person and invest in that relationship in order for it to become a strong friendship. Quite possibly the best time to spend time with your friends is during the summer. You don’t have to worry about homework (unless your homeschooled, than you never have to worry about homework 😉. You don’t have to get up at ridiculous times in the morning in order to get to school. I mean seriously, how do they expect students to focus when they get up at a time that would even make Jesus sleepy…OK, He probably wouldn’t be tired, but you get the point. Anyways, back to the subject. The summer is a great time to spend with friends, however, there’s always distractions in the way. Family trips, chores, Facebook, other friends, summer boredom. Well you know what? Coram Deo removes all those things and provides you a chance to be with ALL YOUR FRIENDS AT ONE TIME!!!
I love pulling up to camp for the first time and seeing students jump off of buses like their bodies are on fire and sprint towards their friends and smash into them with a force strong enough to move a small car. There’s something special when you combine camp and friends together. I mean, think about it. You’re far away from any kind of parental supervision (lets face it, that’s all students want), they don’t have to make their beds, unless they have a crazy tent leader who demands they straighten their sleeping bag, they get to hang out in the sun and play games, ride jet ski’s, do whatever else they want to on the water, take rides down the river, go to a water park, hear awesome messages and see great dramas, eat incredible food, spend time in RAP packets where they get to learn about God and eat candy/food….the list goes on forever!!
Personally, camp was “Friend Mecca” for me. We were all together for a whole week plus we got to learn about Jesus. Does it get better than that?
Every year, we have students who are afraid to go because they aren’t sure if their friends will be there, or they feel like they’re too shy to be with people they don’t know very well…and at the end of Coram, every year, those same people are smiling, laughing, and bonding with other students that they didn’t know before they went there. With my best Men’s Wearhouse impression, “Regardless of how many friends you have at Coram, you’ll make new ones as well. I Guarantee It.”
So if you’re friends aren’t sure about going to Coram, Until we leave Kingston/Poulsbo there’s still time to sign up. Trust me, you’ll thank me later.