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Camp Report: Camp Hye Sierra

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Camp Hye Sierra

Hye Sierra is set on a beautiful and serene 160-acre camp located amidst the magnificent pines and regal redwoods of California’s Sequoia National Park. As a private camp, Hye Sierra offers us a fantastic isolated location to come together as a family of like mind and values to play, learn and inspire individual growth. Our focus at Camp Hye Sierra is to show that God’s way truly works in this modern age. Hye Sierra’s remote location allows us to craft a unique Zone environment in order to help foster a focus on growing as a Christian and building lasting relationships with others.

For one full week, each of our 208 staff members and campers left their everyday environments to come together in fun activities, godly relationships and spiritual discussions. We had an amazing week learning about God, seeing His creation, having fun and making friends! 

The Christian living classes provided incredible discussions about being leaders, examples of leadership, and how each of us can positively influence each other. Campers and staff had lively conversations about commitment, integrity, determination, courage and vision. It was inspiring to see light-bulb moments and growth in our campers and staff!

We also had a wide range of successful activities that included dorm bonding, athletic, challenging, engaging, creative, and goal-oriented ones. God’s hand was very evident at camp, not only in the safety at our activities, but also the weather. Our daytime temperatures were well below forecast and very pleasant, while the nights were cool and comfortable. Despite the California drought, everyone stayed hydrated and we were able to run our full range of water activities.

We are very thankful for your prayers for a successful Camp Hye Sierra 2014. Your prayers were answered on a daily basis, and we were most appreciative! God is absolutely calling our youth and it is a great pleasure for all of us as staff to be serving God’s campers!