A New Feature of the Whisper Mountain Experience!

When it comes to campers, there’s one thing we’ve heard (in its various forms) repeatedly throughout all fourteen years of camp:

“We hate walking up the hill.”
“Get rid of the hill and my week was perfect!”
“Can you guys get a conveyer belt to pull us up the hill?”
“My least favorite part of camp was having to walk up the hill!”

By “hill” they mean from the Field to the Hub or all the way to the cabins! Now, most teens aren’t used to hiking hills. So on the one hand, it’s good for them, right?! But on the other hand, when you have to do it multiple times in a day, by the end, you just really don’t want to do it one.more.time!

So Marty created a solution we were super excited to implement this summer! Only, as you know, summer didn’t happen! While the name is still being finalized (we had some good ideas from our instagram/facebook followers — thanks guys!), we’d like to introduce you to a new and we hope soon-to-be-a-favorite feature of the Whisper Mountain Experience — The Whatever It’s Going to Be Called Express! And by “Express” we mean a pleasant but slow climb up the hill!

We did have a small teen group come through this summer who got to be the first ones to give the Express a whirl! (Thanks guys for the sacrifice!) Smiles — everyone had smiles! For some reason it sorta makes ya giddy to climb aboard a trailer and have a tractor haul you around! Of course the driver’s joy might just be contagious (isn’t he cute?!!)!

So what do you guys think? Anyone excited to get to enjoy this feature at Whisper Mountain next time you come?!

Now Hiring Summer Staff

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Crazy, but true — it’s already time to begin praying in and rounding up our 2017 Summer Staff Team! In case you didn’t know our summer staff are a pretty major deal around here. Camp wouldn’t be what it is without them! And so of course we are looking for the best of the best to invest in teens all summer long!

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If you are someone or know someone who wants to spend a summer in the mountains of North Carolina proclaiming Christ through camp ministry, please go apply or spread the word today! We are anticipating God to continue to do His great work through Whisper Mountain Camp!

Come be a part!

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A Booma-Chicka-Rocka Truck Came to Camp

<<< Did you follow our instagram feed yesterday to catch a glimpse at all the action?! (if you're on instagram, follow us @whispermtn !!) >>>

Field-storage1Last week, (all) the guys surveyed a spot on our camp field, very carefully preparing for a big move to take place!

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Field-storage-boom-truck2When the big day arrived, Mr. Big Boom Truck was set in place. The Hub felt like a hive of activity from excited (and slightly nervous) little bees!

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Field-storage3The prepping, waiting, praying, watching went on for some time until finally all was in place and the move began!

Clearing the roof of the Hub and Hub porch were the critical points in this event! We thought all was going perfectly…Field-storage4…until the little building turned out to be heavier than expected!

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Field-storage-boom-truck3After some nail-biting struggle to figure out a solution ("who says you
don't need high school math when you're older?"  says Marty!)
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building finally made it over to the "moving truck" without any catastrophes!

Field-storage6The guys strapped her down onto the trailer, double-checked to make sure it would hold (eek!), then said a prayer for God's favor to fall on this little trek to the field!

Field-storage7Down the road, and round the bend, onto the field it goes!!

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Field-storage8Favor was had all around! Barry did a fabulous job driving/steering the boom and ensuring our buildings weren't damaged! We are grateful for his hard work and patience on the job! We are pretty excited to finally have a decent storage building down on the field!

Field-storage-empty-spaceWe continue to prepare and raise funds for the new building to be built behind the Hub! This is our current priority project that must be done by summer! We are thankful to all those who've been giving to help us raise these funds! If you like carpentry and wanna come visit Western North Carolina, I know a place that could use a volunteer or two!!