Camp Cho-Yeh

For the last 4 1/2 years I’ve been honored to serve on the Board of Trustees of the SOWER Ministry. It’s been very interesting to see the “inner workings” of this ministry that is so dear to our hearts, and, all in all, I’ve enjoyed my time serving in this way. For the last three years my primary responsibility has been to check out projects that have applied for SOWER assistance and determine (with help from the Area Rep and a small committee) whether or not to add them to our SOWER Ministry project family. The most recent addition was a camp not far from our current location, so on Friday last week Gary and I, along with Jenny and Don (who just happen to be on my ‘small committee’) took a drive to the other end of Lake Livingston
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to check out Camp Cho-Yeh!
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Bill, the facilities director, met us at the gate and took us on a grand tour of this very impressive camp.
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Although throughout the year the camp is used for a variety of retreats, their main focus is summer camp, where their mission is “to be a place where Jesus Christ transforms lives through meaningful relationships and outdoor adventures.” We loved seeing their facilities
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and just some of their options for outdoor adventures!
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One item that really intrigued us was a Civil War era family graveyard tucked away behind the ball fields –
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I don’t know how many campers may come across this reminder of their mortality (and a fair bit of history to boot!), but it sure sparked our interest!

This looks like a great camp, and I was delighted to be able to see this new family member up close and personal!

Psst….If you’d like to see the whole set of pictures (including the ones in the collages), Here you go!

2 thoughts on “Camp Cho-Yeh”

  1. Neat! I know (or at least knew — haven’t seen Him in quite a few years) the president/CEO of that camp (Garret). He was a camper/counselor at a summer camp I used to go to in upstate New York called Deerfoot Lodge. Really great guy! I don’t know if he would remember me or not, but that’s fun to see when distinctly separate parts of my life cross paths 🙂 Little known fact: Back then I used to go by the nickname “Folgers”.

  2. Hey, David – We didn’t get to meet Garret (he was away with his family for Spring Break), but as you can see, we were impressed with his camp. Bill, our tour guy, spoke very highly of him and how the camp has been blessed under his ‘care’. Thanks for stopping by and sharing the connection. “Folgers”, eh?

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