Young life provides opportunities for fun, fellowship

by Ashley Roof

Young Life recently spent a weekend at Windy Gap Camp  in Weaverville, N.C. where they had a fun filled time. About 45 teens from Rosman and Brevard attended the camp.

Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school and college-aged kids in all 50 of the United States and in 90 countries around the world. Its leaders go where kids are to build personal relationships and provide experiences that are fun, adventurous and life-changing.

Young Lifers who attended the camp at Windy Gap engaged in many activities like disc golf, a giant swing, a climbing tower, basketball, “the blob”, volleyball, a water slide, and a swimming. Young life has established a tradition of a weekend retreat in the fall and one week long trip in the summer. They go to Sharptop Cove in the summer and Carolina Point or Windy Gap in the fall.

Bailey Merrill, sophomore, regularly attends Young Life and said she “just absolutely loves it!” She likes that she has connected each devotion with her own life and the fact that it connects Brevard and Rosman together.

“It is the best!” said Cooper Grant, sophomore, of the Young Life program.  Grant said it inspires him to be a better person, closer to God and friends, and helps him look at life from a different perspective.

“It is just so much fun!” said Caleb Hicks, senior. Hicks likes how creative the leaders are with connecting fellowship, fun, and religion. Hicks also said that it helps strengthen his walk with God.

Young Life meets Monday nights at the Boys and Girls Club beginning at 7:29.

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