Delanco Camp has always held a special place in our lives, but never did we expect that our family would be fortunate enough to call the grounds our home. On June 12, 2013, we officially moved to Tabernacle, NJ and started our next chapter together.
It has now been over four years since we first moved to Delanco Camp. We’ve conquered five full seasons of camp, getting the chance to personally see how the Lord moves in the lives of all who step foot on the grounds. We’ve raked what feels like a million leaves. We’ve have had our fair share of chipwiches and pretzels rolls. We’ve played countless night games. We’ve spent many nights star gazing on the soccer field or movie nights in the Tabernacle. We’ve had the incredible privilege to serve together as a family year after year. We’ve been lucky enough to create friendships with campers and watch them grow into men and women of God right before our eyes. There’s been a lot of laughter, a lot of tears, memories filled with immeasurable joy and times of pain. We are so incredibly grateful for this chapter in our lives.
Ecclesiastes 3 states, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Every story is filled with many chapters, a beginning and an end. After much prayer and consideration, this chapter of our lives is coming to a close. At the end of November, we are stepping down from our position as the Caretaker family at Delanco Camp.
The Lord has truly blessed us these last four years with so many beautiful moments that we will treasure forever. We have felt so fortunate to be able to serve the Lord, campers, and staff year after year. We are grateful the Lord called us to Delanco Camp, and while it is very bittersweet to be leaving this home, we are all looking forward to where God will bring us next, including spending quality time with Tom’s father, who recently celebrated his 91st birthday earlier this year.
We will always love this place and it will continue to hold a special place in all of our hearts. We will continue to pray for the future of the camp. It is our hope that the Lord will continue to work through the sandy, holy grounds of Delanco Camp to change the lives of generations to come, just like He has used it to change ours.
Thank you for letting Delanco Camp be a beautiful chapter in the Chambers family story.
-Tom, Kellie, Sarah & Emma