Blessing the World in 2016

 

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s always fun to look back on CLC’s mission statement: to promote spiritual growth in campers and staff and through them bless the world. Our camp community is so diverse with campers coming from multiple different countries this past summer to share Summer 2016 with us. This past fall, three of our staff members were able to take what they’ve learned at camp and go out and bless the world in three different countries. In the next three days, we will be posting blogs from each country where the staff members will look back on the experience they’ve had this past semester and how having God as their travel companion helped them to go out and bless the world.

Here’s a look at what the next few days will bring:

 

Tuesday: Greece    screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-4-45-05-pm

Zoë Mahler is an art history and journalism double major and history minor who spent this past semester traveling in an abroad program through Greece and Italy. Here, she studied the ancient civilizations of the Phoenicians, Minoans, Mycenaeans, and the Hellenistic period of Ancient Greece. Traveling through Greece for eight weeks, she learned about the ancient culture and how their religion shaped not only their architecture, but their every day life.

 

Wednesday: Italyscreen-shot-2016-11-13-at-4-46-45-pm
Logan Landry is a sociology major  and double minor in global perspectives and dance who also spent her semester traveling through Greece and Italy. After eight weeks in Greece, she and her abroad program spent the last two weeks traveling through Italy to learn about their Etruscan beginnings and working their way up to the Coliseum and the time of the great Roman Empire. While learning about the Italian culture and philosophy, she also focused on the Renaissance art period, and how the contributions made to art at this time period are still being seen in the art community today.

 

Thursday: Praguescreen-shot-2016-11-13-at-4-45-32-pm

Elizabeth Hagenlocher is an English major who spent her semester traveling through Prague and the Czech Republic. Her abroad program studied the “vital connections between creativity, critical thought, and responsible citizenship through creative writing, studio art, and the study of modernist and contemporary Czech literature and visual art.” She worked to see the arts as more than just entertainment, but how art has shaped the world to how it is today and how art has helped people to be independent and fearless all through history.

 

We look forward to reading how these girls have promoted spiritual growth and blessed the world! Have you traveled recently? Been on some sort of fun trip? How have you been able to promote spiritual growth and blessed the world? If you’d like to share your story and want to post it on CLC’s blog, email: zoe@crystallakecamps.org.