The annual Spring Banquet was held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Winona Vine Estates in Grimsby. Two hundred and fifty camp supporters gathered together to welcome the staff for the 2016 Summer Bible Camp and offer prayer and praise to God in recognition of his ongoing blessing on the Campfire! program.
Former camp staffer, Zonq! (Peter Vlaar) hosted the ceremonies with his engaging dry wit, enhanced with dashes of camp flavouring throughout. New Board chair, Jerry Vink, articulated the wonder of the amount of ‘breath’ that goes into the Campfire! program, both in the planning and the actual Summer Camp events. He acknowledged the “Breath” of God that is needed to sanctify it all.
Denise Ludwig, Summer Camp Committee Chair, lovingly welcomed the staff to their new roles and prayed that they would have the strength and wisdom for their work and the ongoing support of the board, committees and camp supporters.
One of the highlights of the evening was the Every Breath praise band reunion as they entertained with classic hymns, as well as some contemporary favourites. The evening ended in a communal a cappella rendering of Amazing Grace in honour of our God. The banquet serves as one of Campfire’s fundraisers and we can report that approximately $17,000 was raised towards Camp’s 2016 budget. A special thank you goes out to Cynthia Hordyk, for taking the lead in organizing the banquet, and to all those who supported her in this.
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