Originally posted on Thoughts From The Porch:
As summer approaches, summer plans are being made and I know there are many children and teens that will make plans to go to summer camp as part of their activities while out for school. My son Drew, attended Camp Loucon for a week of camp from kindergarten until he was in middle school. Then his cross-country training began to take priority for him. Looking back on those years, I remember one year in particular. The year was when Drew would be entering fourth grade in the fall and he was old enough to attend Home In The Woods camp. He wanted the experience of ‘real camping’ outdoors.
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and we took off for Camp Loucon to sign Drew in for the Home In The Woods week. This would be a week of camping in tents outdoors, cooking their own food, learning outdoor survival skills and a time to grow in his faith with God. We arrived at camp and Drew met up with his group and off he went for an adventure that would be like no other. Then, as nightfall came, so did the rain. As I heard the rain pour and pound our roof at home, I thought of Drew and his fellow campers. I tried to convince myself that it may not be as bad where he was camping. Along with trying to convince myself that it was not as bad where Drew was camping, I prayed that it would clear up by morning and for the sun to shine the remainder of the week.