This poem posted to Poetry.com by Rachael Aubrey Chastain came up in a recent Google search. I think it speaks to the experience so many campers have had at the camp for more than a century. Thanks for the words, Rachael.
Here it is:
Delanco Camp has changed me inside.
I am so much more confident,
I have more Pride.
I can feel great about my love for Jesus.
I have heard stories,
about how he freed us.
I can hold out my hands when I sing praises.
I am not ashamed,
for God had saved us.
Camp has brought another soul to God.
It taught us some things,
likes it’s okay to be odd.
I learned that there are some boundaries too.
And that I should pray,
when I don’t know what to do.
I’m going to Delanco again next year… As a member of staff
-Rachael Aubrey Chastain