All I Really Need to Know, I Learned at Camp

Click here to find out how to be a FUGE staffer and have a seriously life-changing experience this summer. Or pass that link along to a college student/young adult that you know. Interviews are going on now. I could list hundreds of things that I learned over the years. Here are just a few:

1. People want to be known and heard. They will tell their story to a complete stranger if they know you are listening.

2. Despite popular belief, it is better to ask permission, than forgiveness. Permission is God-honoring and asking forgiveness can be downright awkward.

3. Emergency rooms at 2 a.m. are a mixture of sickness, sadness and a good deal of humor, which is magnified when you go to the emergency room dressed as a pirate.

4. On that note, costumes make almost any social situation more fun.

5. When conflict is handled well, the relationship is always stronger.

6. Some objects, despite their size and difficulty in transporting, do not sink.

7. Others have come before you and others will come after you. Honor the ones who went before and leave a legacy for those who will come after.

8. You cannot safely “bob” for anything in a pan full of flour.

9. Life-change happens best in the context of relationships. (Credit to FUGE Camps)

10. Somewhere, somehow, there’s always a kid with a guitar.

11. It never hurts to ask.

12. Sabbath day rest is holy and wonderful.

13. Once you’ve dropped the rental van keys in the toilet of a gas station bathroom, you are officially the designated driver for the rest of the trip.

14. Wendy’s is not capable of producing 40 frosty’s at one time.

15. People will probably never see 90% of the work that you do. It still has to be done.

16. Someone equals you. In other words, if “someone” needs to take out the trash…

17. There is such a thing as a stupid question.

18. Tired is relative.

19. Good is not the same as great. Excellence takes hard work.

20. God uses imperfect people to accomplish His perfect plan.

What would you add to the list?

2 Replies to “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned at Camp”

  1. Ronald, I actually thought long and hard about how to sum up all the many things I learned that summer in succinct one liners…of course, many of the serious ones apply to that summer, but it was just too difficult to come up with anything “funny” to relate about that one…so many life lessons though…

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