Redwood Glen is on the G R O W! A Tough Decision Luke had a tough decision to make. Luke is a young man who sings in his church’s kids choir and its annual kids musical. The 9 year old 4th grader, who likes sleepovers with his friends, had […]
Redwood Glen is on the G ROW!
A Tough Decision
Luke had a tough decision to make.
Luke is a young man who sings in his church’s kids choir and its annual kids musical. The 9 year old 4th grader, who likes sleepovers with his friends, had enjoyed going to Mt. Hermon last summer. When he heard about Redwood Glen’s Children’s Music And Drama Camp (CMAD), he thought it would be fun. But CMAD at Redwood Glen was the same week as his church’s VBS program. So you can understand his dilemma.
Since Luke always enjoyed VBS and his family had only recently heard about Redwood Glen, his mom was surprised that he showed interest in the camp. “But,” she said “It paired up. Both being in the woods and participating in a musical…it was a quick decision.”
Well, Luke not only attended Redwood Glen and participated in the musical for the first time this summer, but he had the lead role. “It was one of my goals I set last year; to play the lead in a musical,” Luke explained. “Other goals are to make world famous popcorn and to visit Hawaii.”
Luke had fun at camp and liked his counselors, but it was Xavier who ministered to him in a special way. “I love him,” Luke said. And he thinks Pam, the Camp Shepherd, “is the kindest person I know.”
Memories that stand out? “Boom Ball was really fun. We woke up at five a.m. and since we couldn’t get out of bed until after six a.m., we just lay there in bed talking. Then we’d get up and play carpet ball until breakfast. And having bathrooms in the cabins is great,” Luke reminisced. (At Mt. Hermon’s Redwood Camp there’s a community bathhouse in the center of a cluster of cabins.)
“And yes, I want to go back to Redwood Glen next year!” Luke concluded.
Luke, give us a call when you get that world famous popcorn made .
Redwood Glen Gives Back to the
LaHonda – Pescadero School District
When the Redwood Glen kitchen was closed last year because of the water problems, the LaHonda-Pescardero School District came to the rescue by providing a kitchen for the camp to use. Superintendent Amy Wooliever very graciously allowed us the use of the kitchen at La Honda Elementary School free of charge.
Redwood Glen recently had the opportunity to “pay back” the school district by hosting over 60 school children and their parents. The children were part of a day camp jointly sponsored by the LaHonda – Pescadero School District and the San Mateo County Library.
The children and their families were treated to an afternoon swim in the swimming pool, fun on the playground, and flying on the tire swing. They enjoyed tether ball, horseshoes, and the cargo net. Parents had to hustle to keep up with their children, but enjoyed talking together and enjoying the warm sunshine.
Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, and potato salad cooked up by Chef Rafael. We were all treated to the third and fourth grade classes each performing a song they had been working on.
What a fun day everyone enjoyed!
Your gift can make the difference in a child’s life
Redwood Glen relies on the gifts and donations of our many supporters like you. Our camp fees do not cover the entire costs of the program. The scholarship fund is able to help some of those who need assistance, but Redwood Glen does not turn anyone away because of financial need. And because of the water issues, much of the building maintenance has been deferred. Your gift today will go a long way in helping a child to experience the love of God in the beautiful setting of the Redwoods and well equipped buildings of Redwood Glen.