Each summer, MCH youth have the opportunity to spend a week off campus for camp where they participate in outdoor activities, meet other youth, make lasting memories and learn more about themselves and their faith. This summer, several MCH youth attended Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center in Glen Rose, Texas, a Christian summer camp run by the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Glen Lake camp is located on 55 acres of land along the Paluxy River. The mission of the camp is to promote the spiritual, mental and physical development of young people and adults as Christians. During the week, campers had the opportunity to attend worship services and groups as well as participate in activities such as basketball, crafts, hiking, canoeing, swimming and the challenge course.
Grades 6-8 attended the camp from June 9-13 followed by grades 9-12 from June 23-27. MCH’s spiritual development department coordinates the trip for youth.
“We believe in the camp's purpose,” said Kim Clark, spiritual development director. “This is a great opportunity for our students to be with others their age that are also learning to live out their faith. It is a place that is away from distraction. It provides them the time and space to focus on their spirituality. They are also learning that faith does not just happen in a chapel but that we can honor and glorify God in everything we say and do.”