Serving at Camp Tulahead
By Amanda Hubber
Camp Tulahead has been a part of my life for nine years now and I know that Tulahead has played a huge role in helping me grow into the woman that I am today. I started going to the camp as a camper when I was thirteen years old, and it was there that I recommitted myself to the Lord and my faith became my own. I then continued attending the camp every summer as a camper and also completed all three levels of the leadership in training program that they offer youth. Since graduating high school, this is my fourth summer on staff at Tulahead.
This year I am the Activities Coordinator as well as the Assistant Program Director. My job entails organizing the daytime activities, supporting and prepping supplies for the activity instructors, and assisting in the planning and set up of the evening activities.
Camp Tulahead provides kids with the opportunity to try new things and learn skills such as canoeing and kayaking, archery, rock climbing, skateboarding and more. I am so thankful to be a part of the leadership team this year and to be serving in a ministry that I know has an impact on so many kids’ lives every summer, as it impacted mine many years ago. The thing that I love about Tulahead is that over half of the kids that come to camp do not come from Christian homes and do not attend church regularly. This gives us, as a staff, the opportunity to show God’s love to them for the first time. I am humbled to be part of something that brings kids to Christ, kids that would never otherwise hear about the Gospel.
This summer, God has really been teaching me the importance of unity and diversity in the body of Christ, as discussed in 1 Corinthians 12:12-31. As a staff, we all have different positions and although some seem more important than others, each part of the body is significant and cannot function without the other. The unity amongst our staff this summer has been incredibly encouraging and has shown me the importance of having one unified team all working together for the same goal, which is to further God’s Kingdom.
Although camp ministry can be incredibly exhausting, stressful, and frustrating, it is always worth it to know that these kids have a place that they can come to and feel completely accepted and loved no matter what their backstory is.
Finally, I just want to extend a huge thank you to all who have supported me financially and in prayer for my work at Camp Tulahead this summer, it is greatly appreciated!