5 Myths About Family Camp
One of our favourite things to do when families are leaving us is to find out how their expectations of camp changed after they’d visited us for a week. We set out to find and debunk the most common myths:
Myth 1: Camp limits your ability to choose what activities you do.
Reality: Everyone who stayed with Green Bay found that camp allowed them to do activities that they normally wouldn’t have been able to do without spending money (like kayaking, water trampolines, etc.)
Myth 2: Chapel in the morning and campfires in the evening would limit free time.
Reality: Everyone who was asked found that Morning Chapel replaced the time it would usually take for them to clean up breakfast dishes and pack lunches if camping on their own (not to mention driving to their desired location for the day). Fireside chapel included free babysitting (two counsellors sitting outside the cabin block) replacing the time they would normally sit outside their rented trailer waiting for the kids to fall asleep.
Myth 3: Camp speakers would speak about non-biblically based messages, or hyped up messages and these would quickly become camper’s least favourite times of the day.
Reality: Hard issues of sin, pain in the world, doubt in God’s sovereignty are preached on in an easily related to manner. Campers are encouraged, as well as challenged to read their Bibles more so they can know God better, and examine their passions for heaven and earth.
Myth 4: People who go to family camps are weird.
Reality: Most people (parents and kids) were shocked to find they were able to make life long friends, and enjoyed being social with people who embraced similar beliefs and placed an importance on family lifestyles.
Myth 5: Fish will eat me if I get too close (yes, this seriously was a concern).
Reality: Simply put, fish will not eat you. We can’t promise anything about the Ogopogo though…