PROJECT SERVE AT YFC CAMP

What are students who served saying about the PS experience?

What are cabin leaders saying about the PS experience?

A Note from our Director of Project Serve at YFC Camp, Deb Smith...

Summer 2016 was a summer of SERVING!  Over twelve weeks of camp, Project Serve teams helped serve a total of 161 meals.  Multiply that by a total of 3035 campers/leaders = 488,635 table settings! If you want to add Project Serve members into the count, that adds 76,475 more for a GRAND TOTAL of 565,110 table settings!  That is a lot of dishes- just ask anyone who served in the Dish Pit!

If you have never served on a Project Serve Team, summer 2017 may be your time! Servant Leadership is NOT for the faint of heart. It will not bring many accolades or recognition. Your feet will throb, back may ache, and sleep deprivation is a common theme. You may not even get a chance to see Crud War or some of the other “fun” moments of camp. It can allow for some spiritual heart surgery and put into action scriptural principles in some practical and raw ways.

  • The JOY of the Lord will be your strength. Nehemiah 8:10
  • For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45
  • The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I will hope in him. Lamentations 3:24
  • He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. Philippians 2:7

What does it mean to make yourself 'nothing?' And what kinds of things surface when you yield to make yourself 'nothing?' Personally, it was a big 'AHA!' moment in time for me. I wasn’t expecting it, and it took some time to process, BUT IT WAS A LIFE CHANGING experience!

Take some time to look through the Project Serve videos on the "A Day in the Life" page. Kayla Mini did a great job of documenting what the dining hall crew, adventure crew, and program team crew. It gives a good perspective on the different roles that a Project Serve Team member might experience for a week at camp.

Hoping that summer 2017 is your moment in time to serve on a Project Serve Team. YFC Camp…where everything changes…even for Project Serve Team members!

Deb Smith
Director of Project Serve At YFC Camp