Big Title - Simple Concept: Kids live within the embrace of the Resurrection and Heaven at camp. I don't wish to over dramatize the camp experience, but certainly, anyone who has ever led or attended a camp understands that something 'special' happens there. It is mysterious. It is magical. And it is a core aspect of the faith development of students.
As a retired camper myself, I can remember my leaders telling me that what we were experiencing — the happy belly flutters and feelings of deep peace and joy — during our week at camp was as close to Heaven on Earth as we would get. The full weight of their perspective was lost on me until I became leader myself. Now, I get it.