When I was growing up, “Lakeshore” was a place. It was somewhere I couldn’t wait to experience for a week every summer. As I grew up and became a member of summer staff, I began to realize that it was much more than a “place.” The people are what make “Lakeshore.” Lakeshore has changed its look a lot since I started camping in 1997, but the experience I take home after being there is the exact same. Without the community, “Lakeshore” is just a bunch of cabins on a hill.
In Bible study I have been studying Psalms 91. Verse 1 says, “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” My hope for Lakeshore is that it continues to provide a shelter; that my daughter, Anne Tipton, and future generations also get to experience “life, love and the God of grace” in the place I grew to call home.
-Dorothy Harvey Rogers
Join us as we build the vision for Lakeshore’s future. From now until the end of the year, all donations will go to the Lakeshore Future Fund, split between our Building and Campership funds. We plan to make small adjustments to our space at Lakeshore to improve our ministry and temporarily solve our limited space issues, while continuing to be committed to helping campers come via scholarship.