Picture related to Camp Infinity’s “Infinitude Award” and a House Fire Tragedy

Camp Infinity’s “Infinitude Award” and a House Fire Tragedy

New this year is our “Infinitude Award” for our campers. Here’s how this works: the first year a camper attends overnight camp, they earn the first part of the award. Each year thereafter, they earn the next part of the award that corresponds with the theme and the year. After six years, a camper has the completed award.

« Return to Main Page

Camp Infinity’s “Infinitude Award” and a House Fire Tragedy

New this year is our “Infinitude Award” for our campers. Here’s how this works: the first year a camper attends overnight camp, they earn the first part of the award. Each year thereafter, they earn the next part of the award that corresponds with the theme and the year. After six years, a camper has the completed award.

I recently travelled back to Northern Kentucky from my home in Greenville, South Carolina to finish up a few things from Ci 4.0 and start making preparations for Ci 5.0—we have to start our plans a year in advance! As I was heading home, I happened to check my email and saw a message from a camper’s mom. Here’s what she wrote:

We had a house fire recently and we lost a lot including our pets—praise God, we are all ok. My son is upset about his wooden Camp Infinity [Infinitude Award] that they got during the closing ceremonies and I was wondering if you had any extras that you could send us? It meant a lot to him. Thanks for being such a big and special part of his summer. 

I was very sad and sorry for this family’s physical loss, but so touched that her son thought so highly of his award and his time at camp. Now, as only God could orchestrate, I was there in Northern Kentucky that weekend. I contacted the gentleman who makes the awards and he made a special new one just for this young camper and I was able to take it home with me and send to him. We really do love our campers and I was thankful we were able to do this one small thing for this young man after their devastating loss.

This story was a reminder to me of how our infinite and sovereign God directs the daily steps of over 7 billion people in ways that bring Him glory every minute of every day. He had me in just the right place, at just the right time, to be able to get that award for this young camper to help put a smile on his face after their loss. I’m thankful we serve a God who is in control.

 

 

Picture of Dan Wooster

Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 4 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

Featured Authors

Picture of Jason Goff
Jason Goff

Jason is the social media manager for Camp Infinity. He loves helping us tell the stories of Ci through the digital mediums of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Picture of Avery Foley
Avery Foley

Avery Foley is a blog writer for Camp Infinity. She holds a bachelors of science in biblical studies and a masters of arts in theological studies. She’s originally from Canada but lives with her husband and young son in Kentucky where she works as a writer for a creation apologetics organization.

Picture of Dan Wooster
Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 4 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

Picture of Georgia Purdom
Georgia Purdom

A member of our advisory board, Georgia is a most gifted author, researcher and speaker for Answers in Genesis.

Picture of Jeremy Ervin
Jeremy Ervin

Dr. Jeremy Ervin is the Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Cedarville University. With his experience in providing professional learning for K-12 teachers and his time teaching pedagogy in higher education, he recognizes how the 21st Century classroom needs to center on the engagement of the learner with enduring understandings.

Picture of Robert Ring
Robert Ring

RJ is a blog writer for Camp Infinity and a student at Bob Jones University majoring in engineering. He loves considering the science and technology claims of science fiction stories. He also loves reading. Throughout his life he has been a dreamer, imagining a never ending series of what ifs and maybes. From a young age, God gave him a passion for learning all he could about the world around him.

Categories