The bold outreach approach of Living Water Ministries is yielding some real results when it comes to our population of campers and our staff. Through the scholarship approach we’ve adopted, and through intentional partnerships with outside organizations we have formed, we are curating diverse communities of campers. At Living Water Ministries we believe these diverse communities better reflect the reign of God.
It has always been true that camp kills stereotypes. At the end of each camp week there is a harmony among campers. A shared love for one another that is a reflection of Christ’s love for us. There are no more jocks or nerds. There are only siblings in Christ. Campers learn that they are valued for who they are and relax into being their true selves.
The immersive experience of camp also kills stereotypes we have about people who look or behave different than ourselves. After living with a person for a week, campers are able to destroy stereotypes they may have had and truly see each of their fellow campers as children of God. This has always been a powerful truth of the camp experience but has a very profound layer when it comes to dismantling preconceived notions and stereotypes across racial and socioeconomic lines.