Dear Camper,

Dear camper,

I cannot believe that Royal Family Kids Camp is one month away! I’m so grateful that you are one of the 24 campers who get to be a part of this new camp. Please know I have been praying for you, and I can’t wait to finally meet you in person!

Camp is only one week long. I know that one week of fun-filled memories cannot fix a lifetime of brokenness. I don’t know your scars and your past pains. I won’t pretend that I understand what you are going through because I have never lived through neglect and abuse. What I will do is make sure that camp is everything you want it to be. We will laugh, and smile, and cherish the new experiences that we have together. There is so much to do here at camp. Swim, fish, explore, craft. We can do whatever you want because this is your week!

I just want you know that I’m not a perfect counselor. I’m only 19, and I lack a lot of wisdom that other counselors may have. That being said, though, God qualifies the called. I feel so strongly called to be your counselor, so I know that He will give me the tools I need so that I can be the best counselor that I can be.

This camp is not about me. It is about you 100%. From the second you step off of that bus, you will see me cheering for you. This week at camp, I am giving all of my love, support, and encouragement to you. Whatever you need–whether it’s a role model, a friend, a hug, or a smile– I will try to provide it for you.

I pray that by the end of this week, you receive a spark of hope. You don’t have to live in fear because there is a God who loves you. He created you with a special purpose. I hope that camp shows you how precious you are. If no one has ever told you that, let me say it again. You are VALUED. You are UNIQUE. You are LOVED. You can overcome any challenge that comes your way because God is on your side.

Camp will be life-changing because I get the chance to spend it with you. See you in a month. I’m counting down the days 🙂


Lots of love,

“You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;  you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.” Psalm 10:17-18