On September 10th, Camp Daniel hosted its 20-year celebration and a dedication ceremony for the new multipurpose building. Despite the heavy rains, it was a great turn out and a wonderful celebration. Roughly 250 people who have been involved with Camp Daniel ministries attended.
There was a self guided tour of the grounds. At each building, or point of interest, there was a sign with the brief history of that building along with before and after pictures. There were also signs posted for future buildings and plans showing what the building could potentially look like when it is completed.
The day was a celebration of all God has done in the last 20 years and a reminder we need to continue to rely on God for our future as our desire is to have all the buildings completed by 2020.
During the ceremony, Tony Sr. and Little Tony shared moving reflections of the past 20 years.
Jen lead the Bell Choir that consisted of campers and volunteers that attended. Pastor Tim officiated the dedication of the multipurpose building. Jim Hukill and Jerry Bruette opened and closed the ceremony with prayer.
After the ceremony, we served chili dinner and had a corn roast at camp’s lakefront. It was a great time of celebrating and connecting with longstanding friends and new ones.
Camp has grown significantly over the years. Check out a quick comparison from the first camp to our most recent camp.
Our first camp in 1997
Weeks = 1
Campers = 15
Counselors = 20
Workers = 9
Our most recent camp in 2016
Weeks = 5
Campers = 207
Counselors = 189
Workers = 254
We are grateful to all those who have volunteered, donated, and participated in the vision and ministry of Camp Daniel over the past 20 years!