Our prayers were answered!

I fretted and complained to anyone within earshot: I only have 4 campers registered for Day Camp! What’s going on?

Then one morning I pulled out my Lutheran Church Basement Coffee mug, and Luther’s words smacked me in the face: “Pray, and let God worry.” So I did. And you all did. And for Day Camp ’23 we ended up with… 23 campers! OK God, I get it. You’re a laugh riot.

We had 4 Rainbow Trail Counselors – see their info below. We had 12 Jr Counselors: Sydney McAllister (happily made good on her promise last year to return), Maddi Robinson (the new kid in town), Lydia Orlowski (tell me time doesn’t fly by!), Ben Andreas (Troop 538 Scout), Makenzie Hjermstad (yup, another Hjermstad generation making an impact at CtK), Addison Ashby (you can count on her always), Emily McVaugh (soccer didn’t steal her away this year), Liam McAllister (his love of math and D&D made him a big hit with the 5th grade boys), Matt Pane (going to college couldn’t keep him away from Day Camp), Maggie Gardner (I didn’t even force her to), Jessi McVaugh (she’s off to college in Washington this fall), and Kristina Bodewes (in between work shifts, even).

Thanks to all who donated food, money, housing, and time. I hear over and over again that the campers and their parents really love this camp. I have no idea why… but also I have a million possibilities. My top 3 are: Rainbow Trail counselors and their expertise, Jr Counselors and their tireless energy, and CtK’s All Are Welcome policy that truly makes these kids from across our community feel safe and loved.

So thanks again to all of you here at CtK. Day Camp could never happen without your support. And thank you Jesus for helping us have a terrific week learning about how you love us and how we can better love and serve you. Please dwell in the hearts of all our campers and counselors – and spur them on to come back next year: July 8-11, 2024!