Every summer, 25-30 college students join Camp BlueSky, a unique adventure camp in Nairobi, Kenya, to serve as camp counselors or camp program staff.
Our counselors and program staff are an integral part of the ministry of Camp BlueSky--whether it's by teaching a sport or craft, performing a crazy skit, sharing during devotion times, or simply being an older friend in whom to confide. Throughout it all, our team has the opportunity to meet campers where they are - spiritually, emotionally, mentally - and point them to Jesus.
Throughout the six sessions of Camp BlueSky, we serve over 800 campers, ages 7-18! BlueSky campers represent dozens of nationalities and multiple religious backgrounds, and some have grown up in the church while others hear about Jesus for the first time during their week at camp.
When camp is not in session mid-summer, Camp BlueSky staff have the opportunity to serve alongside ministries in local communities. This may include serving in a slum, participating in a building project, or working with a church to share the Gospel in their rural community. The summer as a whole provides an excellent introduction to international ministry as our counselors interact with dozens of nationalities and types of ministries within the same country, learning cultural humility throughout. As they do this, our staff find themselves challenged and going deeper in their own faith.
We also make sure our staff have the opportunity to answer adventure’s call in East Africa by making time for rock climbing, camping, and a safari!