Our Alumni Program

 

It doesn’t take long to be forgotten. Don’t believe me? Make a visit to your high school. The trees will be bigger, the campus will have changed and nothing will look the way you remember it, but what will bother you is that the people have changed. You’ll walk down the hall, expecting to see familiar faces. Instead you’ll see nothing but strangers. You had that locker for three years, but the girl who owns it now won’t really care. You’ll feel old and strangely insecure and uneasy that this place you used to own now seems so foreign. To say they have forgotten you would be a fallacy—they never even knew you. 

Our goal for Camp Peniel’s alumni program is to avoid the scene I just described. Our camp transforms, our ministry grows, and the faces change. This doesn’t mean that our history should be forgotten. From the very beginning of this ministry, God has woven lives in and out of the tapestry of Camp Peniel’s story. And each life has made a difference. We are passionate about the history of Camp Peniel. God’s hand truly has been over Peniel and I am constantly amazed at how he continues to guide and sustain us. I am even more passionate about the people who have been a part of Peniel’s amazing story. They are each a member of our family. Family is never forgotten. We talk about family members long after they are gone. We look at pictures, we tell stories, and we remember. We welcome them home with open arms and look forward to their visits; because there are things you share with family that no one else will ever understand.

You may come back to Peniel for a visit and wonder where the Swing has gone or why the Staff Room has moved to the gym; but we don’t want you to feel like a stranger. We will not forget you because you are a part of our family, and we don’t want you to forget us either.  Brian, our Executive Director,  sends out a Tuesday Update every week that will keep you up-to-date on all the latest happenings, alumni events and ways to stay involved.  Click on the links below if you want to keep up with what is going on!

 

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