It’s one thing to admire a tree and a completely different thing to climb a tree, to experience its grandeur, touch its bark, and bask in its towering beauty.
We can all appreciate pictures of a nighttime sky. It’s a completely different experience altogether to sit under a canopy of midnight blue with the stars sparkling above.
On one hand, you can admire the beauty of nature through your phone’s wallpaper screen. On the other, in order to truly experience it, you have to be within the natural environment itself, strolling along a trail, catching the first rays of sunshine peeking through the trees, feeling the leaves crunch beneath your feet and smelling the damp earth as the soil warms.
We are often a culture of spectators. We watch, dissect and critique content online. We admire the beauty in pixels. But, there is a huge difference between enjoying something virtually and truly being there.
Camp gives us the gift of experience. Being present. Immersion. Face-to-face and toe-deep in God’s creation. That’s part of The Power of Camp.