Decision Hills

I wanted to dedicate this post to a special place, that holds my heart. It’s a place most of us have been to when we were kids – a summer camp. And when some of us grow up, we decide to work there, part-time, full-time, seasonal, doesn’t matter. We just want to be a part of the experience.

When I was little I went to summer camps. I really loved the church day camps. I have a lot of great memories from there. When I was in elementary school I went to a summer camp that was run by the city administration. We now joke that it was a spy camp, I am Russian after all. In Russia we used to say it was a concentration camp. Haha, not so funny, I know!

Then my church started organizing annual summer camps, they called them Youth Bible Festivals. Those were fun, until Russians took over.

But it’s not those camps I want to talk about. I want to talk about Decision Hills. A place that I will never forget. I met my husband there after all! I worked there for 2 summers in a row, met so many amazing people, made friends for life. That place pushed me, I did things I’ve never done before, I learned new things, overcame stereotypes, had fun, made important decisions (it’s Decision Hills, after all!)

I have these two pictures on my wall, that remind me of the experience every day! I wanted to share them with you.

The camp went through a lot over the past years. The Methodist Conference was going to close it, and the summer of ’11 was going to be it’s last. But thanks to Kurt Johnson and many others, who care about the future of DHC, there is hope. Please check out the FB page for Decision Hills, and help in any way you can.

This song is something that God has put on my heart when I was at the camp on the Meditation Hill. And maybe I am not as religious as I used to be, maybe it’s the lack of faith, maybe it’s the life that’s been shoving me around, but the place is there, the memories are there, the blessings are there! Remember, God gives and takes away, whoever your God may be!


  1. I can sympathize with your “special place” for summer camp.

    I spent 6 years at one that was called “Summer’s Best 2 Weeks”. SUCH a blast. I can remember as a kid the night before leaving to go to camp… i could NEVER fall asleep as I was just way too excited.

    Beautiful sunsets in the photos. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing, and I’ve been glad to see on twitter that you’ve received a lot of visits here. I’ll be back again. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers

    • Thank you Brad,
      Summer camp is something everyone can relate to! It’s a great experience, and I don’t want anyone to miss out on the one I had at DHC.
      And the blog has been getting the views, surprisingly ๐Ÿ™‚ I must be doing something right!
      Take care!

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