This is the FIRST post of a new blog for the Sound View web site. It also is the LAST post of 2016 so I guess this gives me lots to talk about.
Blogs are kind of cool and have found new life because of their ability to be substantive but still shareable through social media. I can blog my thoughts of the day with no limits or formatting constrictions and then merely post onto Facebook and Twitter for Sound View fans to "check out the latest blog post" And... maybe that's just how you got here today.
Back to the end-of-the-year thing. Sound View Camp has had a transformation year - something that all organizations go through, sooner or later. Staff changes, structure changes, uncertainty, and plenty of other challenges defined 2016. One could say that the nation as a whole went through the same thing - but I'll just stick to camp for now.
Through all of this, the Sound View Camp Board did "yeoman's work" (now there's an archaic expression - but true nonetheless) keeping it all together and beginning to define a new vision and staffing plan for our remarkable site. I have been around camps and non-profits for years, and I have never seen a lay board as committed, and willing to work hard as the folks that are serving Sound View. There is dedicated leadership in place and with that, anything is possible!
Now is a great time to support camp financially. We want to fill the place up with campers whether or not they can afford to come. We want to keep camp affordable, safe, fun, comfortable, well-staffed and attractively maintained. This takes money and every penny helps. So please consider a final end-of -the-year gift and I guarantee it will be put to good use at camp.
The future is bright and Sound View Camp will continue on as a special place in God's Kingdom. Thanks for reading and look out for next year's blog post in a few days.
Kurt Sample, Interim Director