The Diamond - Celebrate Me Week
…it’s all Inside!
Celebrate Me Week
Volume 12, Issue 6
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Going Home Talk
As we prepared to leave Camp Patterson on Friday evening, we
gathered in the dining hall for the Going Home Talk. David
told us that he knows it is going to be hard when we leave here,
because it was for him too. You’re going to walk down the hall
and worry about kids making fun of you or wonder what
clothes you can wear to make it easy. David still spends his day
in middle school, but as a teacher, and he no longer cares about
those things. If we can be strong enough to stand up to people
who don’t treat others with respect we can have a huge impact.
When David was in 7th grade he didn’t know how camp
changed him, but it did. Camp influenced some very important
decisions in his life, like choosing a career and his wife. How he
is raising his kids, teaching, coaching, these things are all
influenced by the messages of camp. We can see similar
influence in many staff members who work or are studying in
jobs in which they serve others.
This week we learned about the importance of our choices.
David reminded us that as leaders, our choices can change the
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No matter what you do or say,
I’m still a worthwhile person.
Today during SOD, Ashley and Emily introduced the
theme for today, Leadership. Ashley L. spoke to us
about what it means to be a leader. She introduced
a different kind of leader, silent leaders, who stand
up for people, led by their actions and kindness, and
work behind the scenes.
She told us that all
leaders need followers. She told us that she was a
co-captain of her swim team and mentioned all what
that role included.
Outside, the SOD Directors blindfolded Connor and
had David, representing God, led him passed the
counselors that were in the path between them.
Then he was asked to walk the path again, but this
time he was taunted with killer whales by the
people on the path. They weighed him down and he
couldn’t get passed them.
“So I ask you to make full use of the gift that God gave you
when I placed my hands on you. Use it well.“
-2 Timothy 1:6
He could barely hear
The third time a group of camp friends
chanting slogans surrounded him and pushed him
through the mess of people putting him down.
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go
instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
-Harold R. McAlindon
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world. David came to camp in 1992 and he loved it. He really took it to
heart, but there was also another kid from his school who attended camp
that week. The other kid was the popular kid in David’s class: good at
sports and had all of the girlfriends going through high school. Even by
7th grade David felt inferior to his classmate.
The following year, David’s sister came to CMW, but since David didn’t
think anyone would have really taken notice of him with his classmate
around he didn’t attend the reunion. One of the staff members, Mandy
Morrow, asked his sister where he was. Mandy didn’t have to ask about
him and David says if she didn’t he never would have come back to CMW.
Mandy taking the time to ask about him has changed everything in his life
and the lives of those David has shared the message with. As leaders, we all
have the ability to influence others with what we’ve learned this week.
As our week ends it’s hard to understand that we will never have an
experience exactly like this again. We’ll never be all together again. In the
real world there will be warm fuzzies, but there will also be killer whales.
Remember that you always have the support of your CMW family, even
though we are not with you every. We’ll always be part of the same family
and we’ll always be friends.
Random Fact: The grey squirrel can
run up to 20 miles per hour.
“Don’t let anyone make fun of you, just
because you are young. Set an example for
other followers by what you say and do, as
well as by you love, faith, and purity.”
-1 Timothy 4:12
Diamond Inside Me
Each of our STARS shared with us what they think
their characters learned this week:
Crosby: Miles learned to stand up for himself and
to not hide behind other things.
Ben: Shorty learned that we all have a diamond
inside and that you need to surround yourself with
good people and support them in difficult times.
Em: Nikki learned to not worry so much about what
other people think.
Annie: Cindy learned that it’s not easy to face the
pressures to conform.
Evan: Jason learned that being good at something,
like sports, is not as important as treating other
people with respect
CMW 2012 Play List
Learning to be the Light - Newworldson
2012 Camp Song
Tracy’s I Am Special Talk
- STARS -
All I Have - John Reuben
Live Like a Warrior -Matisyahu
I’m Amazing - Keb Mo
Matt’s Canyon of Inferiority Talk
If I Ever Needed Grace - Jimmy Needham
Walk By Faith - Jeremy Camp
Em, Evan, and Brian’s Choices Talk
My Next Breath - Hawk Nelson
Remind Me Who I Am - Jason Gray
Whose Line is it Anyway?
Go Light Your World – Kathy Triccoli
By Your Side -Tenth Avenue North
I Am Loved SOD
God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton
Ashley, Matt, and Meghan’s Parent Letter Talk
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
ShanFinn’s Recovery Talk
Friends & Secret Ambition - Michael W. Smith
Thank You - Ray Boltz
David’s Going Home Talk
Minute to Win It
EmFas’ Fly High Talk
Friday Afternoon Live
Sho Nuff - Fatboy Slim
STARS Theme Song
Large Group Games
Critters & Company
Istanbul - They Might Be Giants
Cupid Shuffle - Cupid
Breakfast - Newsboys
Never Alone - Lady Antebellum
What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Good Feeling - Flo Rida
Ooh Ahh - Grits feat. Toby Mac
One Thing - One Direction
Boyfriend - Justin Bieber
Good Time - Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen
Let It All Out - Relient K
Perfect - Boyce Avenue
Beautiful, Beautiful - Francesca Battistelli
Forgiven - Sanctus Real
How Great is Our God - Chris Tomlin
Blessings - Laura Story
More - Matthew West
Voice of Truth - Casting Crowns
Hold Us Together - Matt Maher
Firework - Katy Perry
Sadie Hawkins Dance - Relient K