'It's been an amazing week'
Summer campers hear the parable of a friend in need
Allenspark, Colorado - On the first days of summer camp this year, campers and staff at Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center heard the parable of the friend in need and how they are called to provide God’s love and grace to others. On Tuesday afternoon, they were able quickly put this lesson into action as Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp, near Pingree Park, was asked to evacuate due to the High Park Fire. Highlands welcomed the Sky Ranch Lutheran staff and campers on Wednesday morning, proveding 6 cabins and additional tents to sleep in, delicious meals and snacks to eat, suggestions and assistance with programming, and a place to worship with communion in the evening. Sky Ranch will be joining us for the rest of the week and next week.
Sky Ranch’s summer theme this year is Everyday Grace. During staff training, the staff talked a lot about the reality of God’s boundless love–the remarkable giftedness of life–in our day to day lives and where it is that we encountered God’s grace. We also wrestled with the question, “Can we truly give grace to those around us?” If nothing else, this week has been the ultimate object lesson in appreciating the overwhelming, all encompassing, ever flowing love and beauty of God in creation and community. Wednesday’s phrase is “Grace – A Gift Worth Giving.” We have been shown, time and time again, that yes, grace can be given, as everyone continues to so effortlessly support us. We truly have been experiencing Everyday Grace.
For more information please contact:
Maria Shupe, Executive Director, Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center