Camp Constitution’s Ladies’ Spring Advance

If you haven’t attended Camp Constitution, I highly recommend it!  Camp Constitution is a Christian family camp for one week in this summer, where the attendees study the U.S. Constitution and have a great time together.

Camp Constitution’s Ladies’ Advance happens in the spring and fall and is an opportunity for women to be refreshed and renewed with amazing fellowship.  I have been fortunate to attend two of the four retreats at Singing Hills Christian Camp.  Twelve women attended this spring’s event, most old friends but always additional new members.

The Ladies’ Advance starts Friday evening with a potluck followed by an evening around the campfire (wood stove) to sing and share stories.  This year, Kathy Mickle shared a thoughtful activity: one lit candle can make a difference.  We each had an unlit candle, then one was lit, its little light piercing the darkness. That one candle lit another, then as each candle was lit, the light grew brighter and soon filled the room.  Her message was that positive change can start with just one person in a community.  A very powerful but subtle way to make a good point.

The weekend was filled with fun activities, starting with stretching (our bodies need to be ready), devotions, amazing speakers, marksman skill-building, patriotic crafts, praying, and did I mention amazing food!!! (Thank you, Singing Hills, for the scrumptious meals).  Our special guests this year were Kathi Lear of Well of Living Water Christian Fellowship and Ministries and Camp Constitution’s Hal Shurtleff for the marksman skill-building.  Two good combos, God and guns!


(Mrs. Kathi Lear)                              (Mrs. Edith Craft and Hal Shurtleff on the range)

Another highlight of our weekend, Roberta Stewart, the founder of the Ladies’ Advance, organized us to make care packages to send to Ukraine. God bless our packages as they make their way to Ukraine. We will continue to pray for those families and soldiers in the war.  Our closing discussion was from Charmaine Rondon titled “Will You Trust God or Trust Man”!  Thank You, Charmaine, we can all be reminded to Trust in God!

(Mrs. Charmaine Rondon)

One is bound to feel refreshed and ready to take on the world after attending Camp Constitution’s Ladies’ Advance.  A big thank you goes to Roberta Stewart, Edith Craft, and Maura Shurtleff and Hal Shurtleff!!! Women are strong together and make a difference when we walk in Power with God. I can assure you, that each woman who attended will be making a difference in her community.  God Bless America.