Calumet staff members are simply the best. This important ministry of the Church could never happen without the extremely hard work and dedication of nearly two hundred 16 - 24 ish year olds. Many of the these young adults are actively engaged in the life of their home congregations. Many others grew up at a church and are still connected, but are doing some wondering and discernment. Still others found out about camp through a friend and may not be connected to a church. All of these young adults gather together to create the best summer ever. All of these young adults participate in the training sessions that include curriculum instruction, program activity training, small group sessions, safety sessions, etc. These young people learn the songs, learn the games, learn how to lead discussions, learn how to identify teachable moments ... Young adults make camp happen. Hundreds of kids will say, "I had the time of my life" here at Calumet because young adults from all over committed themselves to serve the Church here in the middle of the woods of New Hampshire. Meet a couple of our counselors -- Sam and Alex. Thanks guys, and thank you to every single one of the young adults who made Calumet's Summer of 2012 the BEST SUMMER CALUMET HAS EVER HAD!
When it rains here at Calumet, it's still tons of fun for the kids. Calumet's counselors see to it that there is plenty to do. Some cabin groups go the extra mile and get out in the post rain puddles. You'll meet two campers who loved that! Sometimes, during the rain, the best thing to do is to get everyone to Luther Hall and enjoy skits and songs. L&S II made it happen for us recently with typical enthusiasm. And when the rain stops and the clouds begin to break, campers and staff alike get a beautiful gift. Check out a post-rain Lake Ossipee at the end of the clip. Enjoy.