Pines Quotes

Pines Quotes

Parent Quotes:
 
The minute we stepped out of the car a counselor was there talking to us. She offered to help carry stuff and as we walked to the sidewalk, she was already having a conversation with my daughter. That meant so much to me as a mom bringing a first-time camper. That was amazing!! Thank you!!! – Bonnie Kooiman, Tinley Park, IL
Fabulous job! The time and effort you put into getting your staff prepared shows. The love and care they have for our kids when they are there is felt and seen. They are wonderful role models and examples of Christ. Thank you! – [unknown]
Nicholas talked about how God’s love for him is always. No matter what – God loves him. To me that is the foundation of his relationship with God. – Valerie Stoelzel, Allendale, MI
My daughter’s counselor built a great relationship with our daughter. She gave great counsel and challenged our daughter to get involved. This was her best year at camp…EVER! She wants to come back and said she’d love to be a counselor at Geneva someday. – Cathy Stevens, Allendale, MI
Camper Quotes:
 
The Bible study this year was so amazing. It really sank in deep to me and it impacted my faith to be stronger. This Bible lesson really affects lots of kids because the media now has been showing kids negative thoughts. I’m glad that Camp Geneva could pull kids out of media and I hope that kids stay on track with God and not get sucked back into media! This was the BEST year ever!!! – Lian Robinson
I’ve been going every summer for 9 years now. It’s had a huge and valuable impact on my life and faith. I value this place so much; I’ve never had a bad summer here. – Sarah Vroegop
This week our counselor covered our mirror with paper and I loved it. It brought me closer to verse 1 Samuel 16:7. In it, it says “Man looks at outward appearances, but the Lord looks at the heart.” I think that now I really know that God really loves me for who I am and no matter what other people think, I am beautiful. – Abby Holm
Camp is amazing. I think this was the best week out of all weeks. I really loved the Bible studies this year. I felt I could connect to it and really apply it to my life. Thanks for having this place where we can come and not be afraid to be ourselves. I love Camp Geneva! – Maria Smallegan
I don’t know what to say honestly. I wanna say you changed my life this week and I thank you with every bit of my heart. I know for a fact the Lord called you to my life so this could happen this week – consecration night and most importantly our 1-on-1. That was a talk I feel I couldn’t have talked to my parents about. I thank you and I rejoice. – Eric Gutierrez
 
Because of what I learned at camp, I will …
 
Understand what it means to be loved no matter what and I will try to be more understanding of others. – Christopher McWain
Figure out what God wants, not what I want. – Holly Luytjes
Start reading my Bible daily, prayer journal, and live a life of Christ more fully! – Nichole Luarde
When I’m lonely, I will go straight to God! – Areal Tolsma
Do devos more and try to maintain a strong relationship with God. – Carla Dykstra
Make more time for God in my life through devos, prayer, and reading the Bible. – Maddy Rycenga
Be nicer to siblings, stop gossiping, and make better choices! – Meredith Hardin
Keep my relationship with God, and stay with the people that are good influences. – Sara Simpson
Have to remember that God truly does love me and that I am a dearly loved child. – Ashley Rogalske
Remember to love others, and be less judgmental; respect my parents more, respect everyone. – Martha Beattie
Look for more opportunities to serve others and spend more time alone with God. – Alyssa Rumbuc
Seek Jesus with more intensity. – Joseph VandePol
Ask my best friend about faith and become accountability partners; work on always being an optimist. – Carly Green
Be more devoted to put more effort into my relationship with God. – Morgan Kremer
Make a commitment and try to keep it by asking my parents or grandparents to hold me more accountable about reading the Bible. – Noah Parker
Begin to read my Bible for at least 10 minutes a day. I am so close to God that I am asking my brother to keep me accountable for this. Last, I want to record verses I like in a journal. – Connor Robertson