As a part of the Black Diamond Camp Internship, I’ve the privilege of serving to put together and placed on The Lights of Christmas at Heat Seashore Camp in Stanwood, Washington. I get pleasure from getting ready for The Lights of Christmas as a result of I get to assist create an expertise for folks to make enjoyable recollections with family and friends. Serving the neighborhood this manner brings me happiness as I get to see smiles on the faces of people that come and expertise all of it. That isn’t even one of the best half, it is usually a strategy to share about Jesus and make Him identified!
That is my first yr working The Lights of Christmas and I discovered pleasure engaged on a few of the shows friends will see. There are such a lot of superior designs and themes you see if you drive by means of the expertise, and I assure they are going to depart you in awe. A lot time, effort, and care is put into this occasion yearly and it’s so value it! Beginning as early as August the staff is working adorning all of the grounds with superior art work and lights. I believe my favourite factor to construct and embellish was the large tree friends see as they exit the expertise.
This yr is much more particular as a result of it marks 25 years of The Lights of Christmas for Heat Seashore Camp! 25 years! I’ve heard from folks about how they sit up for this occasion yearly and what number of households begin it as a convention or maintain their years-long custom going. A few of my experiences working in admissions embrace seeing folks all dressed up, vehicles embellished from finish to finish, and even speaking to a few who mentioned they went collectively beforehand and now proceed the custom with their baby. One other group mentioned they by no means miss a yr and have come because it began! It simply exhibits how a lot this occasion means to folks throughout the vacation season and I hope The Lights of Christmas can maintain going for a lot of extra years.
– Quintin Carlson, 2022-23 Black Diamond Intern