Where do I even start to describe how WONDERFUL this place is to me?? It has such deep meaning to me and is truly the place I feel the closest to God. I started coming to camp Fontanelle when I was in about 2nd grade, I attended family camp that year and I remember a feeling I have never felt before. It was such a peace. I felt so loved and accepted, and even though we have always attended church and I was raised in a Methodist church the feelings I have when I am at camp can never quite be duplicated.
I feel so deeply about camp fontanelle that when I realized that the church my husband and I were married in and all of my kids were baptised in did not do a lot of promoting for camp fontanelle, that was a part of our decision to find a new church home.
I now have 3 children of my own, and I remember my mom calling me when my oldest daughter was about 6 years old (She is almost 15 now) and asking if she could take her to Guardian Angel camp. I of course agreed (even though I was a tad jealous that I could not get off work to go!)it was wonderful experience for her. She came home with such wonderful memories and stories and has been going to camp ever since. She has grown not only spiritually while at camp but also emotionally.
I also have 2 other girls that are ages 8 and 10 and both started going to camp when they turned 5. I had an agreement with my husband that we would take turns taking them to Guardian angel camp, although when it came to his turn I only reluctantly let him go!! :( My girls literally come back from camp different children. All 3 of my girls LOVE camp as much as I do. In fact when you ask them the highlight of their summer, 9 times out of 10 Camp Fontanelle is in the top 2!!!!
They love it so much that they have each held birthday parties there. They have shared stories, faith, and friendship. They have welcomed and invited others that would never have gone to camp. We have gone to the fall festival, the spring festival, we support the corn maze.
My husband volunteered his time helping to build the retaining walls for the camping caves.
My oldest daughter still talks on a daily basis to her friends from camp, and although miles separate them 11 months out of the year they still share memories they would never be able to get anywhere else, faith, friendship, and love for the Lord. They start talking about camping season for the next year as soon as they get home.They support each other and that is not always an easy task when you are a teenager.
All of my girls want to be counselors at camp someday. Camp Fontanelle is almost a Sacred place for me.It is Peace
It is Love
It is Joy
It is Connection
It is Comforting
It is Accepting
It is GOD!!!
Come check it out sometime… I promise you will not be dissapointed.