Zenaida is a huge fan of Scott Mission Camp and hasn’t missed a summer in 15 years! “Scott Mission Camp is a second home to a lot of kids and teenagers,” she says. “This place helps you get in-depth with your faith, and I really appreciate that. It’s something you don’t get anywhere else.”
Zenaida was just 11 months old when she first attended Scott Mission Camp at Caledon.
“My mom heard about the family camp they offer and we were going through a pretty rough time. So she thought maybe if we came to a place where everyone is teaching about God and talking about God, that maybe it would bring more blessings. It was for the better,” Zenaida says with a smile.
Now, 15 years later, Zenaida has never missed a single year of summer camp. She takes a little teasing from her friends at school, but she’s quick to tell them they’re the ones missing out!
“Camp is always fun and happy and never boring. My friends, they’re like ‘You go to Bible camp? It’s probably so boring.’ But I’m like, ‘No, it’s the most fun and definitely the best thing I can do with myself in the summer!’”
Zenaida credits the counsellors and staff with solid mentoring that has helped her resolve conflicts and make better, biblically sound choices in life. “I was not a bad kid, but not the best. This camp has changed my perspective of God . . . I feel like it’s really transformed me. I think before I say things because God is in my heart, in me.”
With her recent acceptance into our Foundations Program, a leadership training program, Zenaida is now receiving the training that will help her serve as a counsellor and mentor in the years ahead; equipping her to impact young lives in the same way she has been impacted.
Among the many blessings Zenaida thanks God for are the caring friends and generous donors who support The Scott Mission and make the summer camp experience available to children whose families could never afford to send a child to a week-long camp.
“I want to give donors a huge thank-you, because Scott Mission Camp is a second home to a lot of kids and teenagers. Without it, what guidance would we have? This place helps you get in-depth with your faith and I really appreciate that. It’s something you don’t get anywhere else.”
Thank you for your generous support of The Scott Mission! Your compassion and generosity are impacting the lives of children and youth in a tremendous way through character- and faith-building programs and activities!