I am 12 years old and went with my Mom to take care of the goat, chickens, and bunnies that stay at Shiloh year round. We had a lot of fun and I learned a lot about what goes into keeping all these animals and taking care of them year round. It is a great responsibility, but I guess that is what my Mom wanted me to learn and I did. Gabrielle the goat is funny, he thinks he is a dog and loves to play. The bunnies are big enough to be dogs too, I love the floppy eared bunnies. We had a lot of fun and I can't wait to go back and volunteer again and volunteer for other things. I am looking forward to going back as a camper too and someday I want to be a Counselor at Shiloh so I have a lot to learn. What I love most about Shiloh is that it is not just about a Summer Camp, they have programs and events all year for everyone, the whole family. I saw what their plans are for the future and can't wait for them to reach their goals and plan on helping with my friends. What they bring to our city is life changing and what they have planned for the future is amazing. My Mom talks about it all the time and when she brought me there I finally realized why she thinks Shiloh is so special. Now I do too and share just like my Mom.
Shiloh Camp offers anyone a very unique experience. For myself, I had the opportunity to serve both as a Counselor and member of the Programming Team at Shiloh for the Summer terms of 2011-2012. My first term at Shiloh was full of learning moments, every step of the way, it was a full job learning the inner city culture and developing ways to minister "Fun&Jesus" to the children of that demographic. During this time the children of camp were a huge blessing as I had the privilege to see walls of frustration and pain broken down through the meaningful relationships that I had developed with them. One of my personal favorite experiences was the opportunity to teach the kids at a Gospel standpoint. Shiloh Camp really entrusted in my willingness and ability to appropriately preach the Gospel in a way that was relevant and effective to the children attending camp. This aspect lead me to see the larger vision that Shiloh is trying to accomplish through its sports, arts, and relations!