Mt. Tirzah, Robbinsville Locals, Community Baptist | Summer 2016

The Whole Group Shot

For our last week of our tenth summer, we enjoyed welcoming three smaller groups together into one big happy family!  Mt. Tirzah, Community Baptist and some local Robbinsville teens meshed together so well, we had a hard time knowing who was with what group!

3in1 at Whisper Mountain CampCommunity Baptist CollageHigh Ropes at Whisper Mountain Camp

The week meant different things to different people, but in the end (we pray) it meant an encounter with God and His love. Whether they enjoyed getting away from their home lives, hanging with people they enjoy or experiencing fun and adventure, these teens were given a week of intentional connection from their leaders and our staff, the truth from God’s Word and a place to pause and hear some quiet.

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We loved spending this historical week in Whisper Mountain’s history with you everybody! Thank you for coming to spend your camp week with us! You are a great crowd of people!

Keep God’s vantage point in mind in all you pursue! Whisper Mountain loves you!

#tbt summer 2014 [ Bold Springs + Locals ]

Remember when Bold Springs + Locals came together for some camp at Whisper Mountain? They had a shorter week because of the 4th of July, but the time with these teens was meaningful and fun!

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Locals-and-bold-springs-teens-at-campThank you for coming Bold Springs and Locals!
May you be found walking with SURGENCY!

|Author >> Cassi| ^^ |Photography >> Jamie + Charley| ^^ |Featured Groups >> Bold Springs + Locals|

#tbt summer 2014 [ Estero + Berry’s Grove ]

Each week we will be featuring a few pictures from each group that came to Whisper Mountain this past summer!
Up first are the Berry’s Grove + Estero Groups! Look at you awesome people:

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Berry's-Grove-+-Estero-High-Ropes-GroupYou can use the comments section below to finish this statement ” remember when…” to share a favorite or funny moment from camp!

Be filled with Surgency, young people!

|Author >> Cassi| ^^ |Photography >> Jamie + Charley| ^^ |Featured Groups >> Berry’s Grove + Estero|

moving forward after camp

Dearest campers + friends!

Charley jo on the roadWriting from the passenger seat of my car, this is Charley coming to you today! I am thrilled to be a part of the great transition of this blog. I pray these words may encourage you and open your eyes to something new today.

Summer staff 2014As most of you are campers whom we spent only 6 days with this summer, I decided I would share some little bits of what life after camp looks like for the summer staff. I think it is necessary that you see our humanity and how we are called to step out into “oceans” everyday, just like you are.

Whisper mountain camp roadMost of us drove back home to our families, jobs, and responsibilities that were put on hold while we were at camp. Some of us face broken families, where our family members do not believe in Jesus. We’ve had to face the skinny fear of new jobs and semesters that look different from any other. I know very well, and I am sure the rest would agree, that we have had to face the reality of not having daily, authentic community. We are blessed to have great friendships at camp, ones that contain deep accountability and encouragement. Coming home is not easy, but it is what the Lord spent all summer preparing us for. I will share personally a few things the Lord has revealed to me since being home…

Whisper mountain solo time1) Nothing can substitute His Word. Any quote or cool devotional pales in comparison to the promises of scripture + the peace that comes when you can recite it from memory in times of need. I’m reading a lot of books at once for the ministry school I’m about to attend, but that does not suffice for the power that comes directly from His word. So, read it. Meditate on it and memorize it. It is not impossible, you did it at camp and loved it. You contain the Holy Spirit in you that gives you every skill of memorization possible. You access that power when you press in to Him.

Whisper mountain high ropes2) God is on my side. He is not just on my side when I’m surrounded by other Christians who encourage me. He is not just on my side when I succeed at something I do. The favor of the Lord is over my abundant life and I need to press in to that truth! Getting in to the swing of school or a new season is not easy or fun, but with God on your side, you can do all things. You can have all the joy and all of the peace that His love made a way for.

I encourage you to keep going. I encourage you to press on and press in to all the Father has set before you. When it is uncomfortable + unclear, keep going. This year will be your best one yet. May His love fill you up today and tomorrow and the next tomorrow.

In Christ, becoming

Charley Jo

|Author >> Charley| ^^ |Photography >> Jamie (photo 1 by charley)| ^^ |Featured Groups >> Estero + Berry’s Grove|

week in review // locals & cornerstone

Our Robbinsville teens joined with the group coming in from Georgia for camp last week! All had a great time, but more importantly, life change took place! Here's a glimpse from their time with us (Check out our group page for convo and a few more pics!) :

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Corner-locals-4{photo by Hope}

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Corner-locals-7{photo by Kaleigh}

 

Corner-locals-8In whatever we're into today, may we be intentional to connect with others and shine the light of Jesus! There's a lasting impact waiting to be made!

Blessings on your Monday!

10 things about summer

Gnatsty  1. The gnats are just gnatsty (shaunism!)

Slide  2.  Cold spring water is refreshing on a hot day!

Sw and harley  3. Sharing the fun with a friend makes it much more fun!

Good food  4.  Camp food hits the spot!

Kw  5. My little red head is showing herself to not be so little!

Daddy  6. Experiencing a high ropes course brings spiritual truths to life (more on this one tomorrow!).

Arriving  7. A week at camp can change a person's life!

Muddy  8. Mud is pretty great!

Monster  9. Throwing mud at your mommy is even better!

   
Morning sun 10. The  morning sun can steal your breath away!