What would you say to the whole United Church of Canada about Camp Lorrain? The question brings smiles to the faces of campers and counsellors sitting in Murphy's Lodge.
"When I was younger, I didn't fit in at school. I was bullied a lot," says Liz. "When my church sent me to Camp Lorrain, I found a family- people who accepted me and cared about me. Here I was a person, not a problem. Now I get to be a counsellor with girls who are like me. We become family."
Chris shares his story: "I have been coming here since I was only seven, even though it means travelling hundreds of miles. I've changed here at camp. I am now a counsellor-in-training, helping other kids to have the same experience that I had."
Connor chimes in: "I've grown spiritually since coming here. I've met new people and become open to them. I'm growing into a better leader because now I am able to work with and learn from kids who are different from me. My favourite memory is sleeping out under the stars, listening to the waves crashing on the rocks. I'd never had a chance to do that in the city I'm from."
Torrin says: "I wouldn't be the same person without Camp Lorrain." Camp Lorrain, on the shores of Lake Temiskaming in northeastern Ontario, has been supported by Mission & Service for many years. Our gifts change the lives of young people for the better. For this most valuable gift, the gift of lives changed-thank you!
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