Kara G. – Camper/Staff/Volunteer
Ever since I was a child, DuBois Center has felt like a second home to me. I started coming to Fall Festival when I was maybe one or two years old and, once I learned about camp, I couldn’t wait to become a camper! My dad and I started You & Me Camp the first year I was able to go, and I continued to be a DuBois Center Camper every single summer for many years until an injury in early high school sadly kept me from attending camp. I also attended multiple retreats throughout the school year and basically found every excuse I could to make it out to camp, even if it was just for the day.
I came back after high school as a staff member and I loved sharing my love of camp and my love for God with a new generation of campers. Now, I make an effort to volunteer multiple Sundays each summer for registration (come find me – I’m the loud red head!) and am trying to find time in my grown up work schedule to come back as a volunteer counselor.
I have never felt closer to God than when I stand on the dock of Lake DuBois in the early morning when all is still quiet, or when I take a seat in one of our outdoor chapels to worship with friends, or when I’m simply exploring the trails, enjoying God’s Creation. DuBois Center helped shape the person I am today, and I could not be more happy that I still get to call it my ‘second home.’
Lena B. – Parent/Just You & Me Camper
I was so impressed with how friendly everyone was at camp. From the MOMENT we drove in, staff members were greeting us with genuine smiles and waves. No matter where we were, people would wave, and I know this makes the kiddos feel like camp is a happy and safe place. As the parent of a first time camper, it brought me comfort. The counselors started learning names right away and were always engaging the children in conversation. We had the most interaction with Cheeto, Sparkle, and Bullseye, and I am 100% confident in their abilities. They made my child feel safe and welcome.