By JoAnna Ness, Jun 20 2019 12:42PM
A nonprofit organization located on Lake James in Angola, Lake James Christian Camp & Retreat Center is celebrating 90 years of youth camps, retreats, and community events this summer. Through offering bible classes and outdoor activities, their mission is spiritual transformation. The outdoor focus has been increasingly important as kids spend more time indoors, immersed in technology. About 300 volunteers support the camp throughout the year, and volunteers of all ages are often invited to join campers in June and July to act as a mentor or a “camp parent” for the week. “Our success is only possible with the help of volunteers. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to function the way that we do,” shared Matt Love, Executive Director.
For Love, one of his favorite parts about working with LJCC is the outdoor focused wilderness camps. They have both on-site and off-site wilderness camps. Another perk is that Love involves his family in the camp activities with opportunities to volunteer and serve campers and guests.