Perhaps all the extravagance was saved for the place. The stories seemed too good to be true. Everybody who talked to me about the place had a life-changing story to tell. My skeptical mind was overwhelmed by my curiosity and the sincerity of the people sharing their stories of a camp in terms I interpreted as sacred.

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Dan Roloff serves as the Editorial Director at Foundations for Laity Renewal and his blog, Ramblin’ Dan, can be found at