Five Winchester musicians spent eight weeks this summer working for LifeWay Centri-Kid camps across the southeastern United States.
Chelsea Carpenter, Chris Carpenter, Caleb Crosby, Adam Littrell and Blake Still left Winchester in late May and have spent the summer as part of the camp staff. Hired to play worship music for the morning and evening daily camp sessions, the five also planned and led Bible study, led recreation activities and track times, and ministered to the approximately 3,000 students over the past eight weeks.
"It was a very eye opening experience as far as ministry goes," Chelsea Carpenter said. "God stretched me really far, and it took me out of my comfort zone because I had to work with kids, which is something that I'd never done before."
Part of a team of 22 staffers, the five began their summer at Lake Yale Conference Center in Leesburg, Fla. in early June and worked six week-long Centri-Kid camps and one weekend camp.