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Lambec Music Camp

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We need pictures!
Flights are booked. It’s happening. Kacie Rehak and I decided to have our own reunion and attend the concert on Friday! 🙌🏼🥳
Heading back to Lambec Music Camp in less than two weeks! Looking forward to being back there and making music again!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
I'll start off Lambec Day with some of my favorite Lambec items. For those who were new to Music Camp during the last 12 years, I was the Music Camp Band Director from 1987-2008! I was Blessed to have the support of my school principal who permitted me to use school owned equipment & music. I was also able to get many of my band students from the Hampton School District to attend camp & many others from the Cranberry Twp. area, including my own 2 children, Tim & Becky. The largest band ever was in the year 2000, when we had a total of 150 Lambec Band members! I grew more as a Christian during my 21 years at Music Camp than any other time of my life. It does my heart good to see that this unique experience has continued all of these years. God Bless everyone involved in Camp Lambec Music Camp - past, present & future!
A sampling of camp life in the 80's. Free time fun, the band concert (take a minute and imagine Friday afternoon's rehearsal - we did a full run-through my first year), the first waterslide (fun science fact-black plastic absorbs more heat than clear plastic), a couple of random young counselors, the '87 group picture, the '86 group picture, and James getting a piggy-back ride (for age reference, that's a Polaroid picture)
Concert programs from 92 (only a partial one- not sure where the choir portion disappeared to) & 93 and a signed club songbook from 94.
Hi camp! I wanted to take some time this week and share a camp story with all of you about how God took a tragedy and turned it into something beautiful in hopes that you will look for the good during this time of not being physically together.

So back in my camper days, we did not see or talk to each other much outside of camp unless we went to school or church together. Once or twice a year we might be fortunate to receive a letter or card from a camp friend, but that was it. We were even luckier if our parents permitted us to make a long-distance phone call to someone. We instead relied on the bonds we formed while at camp to sustain us until the following summer. It was enough because it had to be.

That is not to say that we always got along. In fact, for several years I was in a cabin with pretty much the same group of about 8 or 9 people that had very definitive friend groups. I would not say that we hated each other (because hate is a strong word that I do not like to use on a regular basis), but there were times when we did not get along at all. In 1994, though, we started getting along (mostly because we did not like the rest of our cabin more than we didn’t like each other; looking back on that I really feel for our counselors that year) and were able to peacefully co-exist by the end of camp.

The summer of 1995 changed all of that. Sunday night at cabin time, we were shocked to find out that 2 campers our age, Melanie Lewis & Jamie Marner, that we knew very well (by camp standards, anyhow; remember- no social media) had died unexpectedly earlier that summer. In fact, Melanie had just died the week leading up to camp. To say that we were devastated was an understatement. It certainly was not the first exposure to death for most of us, but it was certainly the first time any of us had been impacted by the loss of someone we considered a peer, a friend. We coped by taking Melanie’s younger sister, Linda, and Jamie’s girlfriend, Roxanne, under our wing and providing them some sense of comfort during what might have been the biggest shock of their lives.

That is not the only way the loss of Melanie & Jamie hit us, though. The choir music hit home in ways that it never had previously. For me personally, I do not know that any one year’s worth of choir music has affected me as much as “The Basics of Life” did. Our Bible Study group that year probably did not talk much about the materials given to our leaders (my memory may be good, but it was 25 years ago), but our conversations were some of the best that I ever had as a camper. Looking back, I am so grateful to the counselors that summer for giving us the space to openly grieve all the while feeling that loss themselves.

Wednesday night of camp, we planted a tree in the playground area of camp in Melanie & Jamie’s memory and dedicated that year’s game of Capture the Flag to Jamie. It was probably his favorite part of camp and he was part of a team of campers that was consistently in the circle surrounding the flag.

Thursday night added another layer of special meaning to our week together. After dinner & perhaps that night’s evening activity a storm blew in quite suddenly that forced everyone at camp into the shelter underneath the lower camp bathhouse (minus the few people who made it to the dining hall basement). It was one of the scariest moments of my life. I can still see Mary Beth Evans running out from under the Nurse’s Station porch roof to come yell at us to get moving mere seconds before the tree fell and demolished the porch roof. I do not remember how long we were in that storm shelter, but what I do remember is the praying and singing to God for protection while we were huddled together. Once the storm had passed it was obvious that we could not continue as normal that evening due to debris and the fact that we had no power. Everyone migrated to the dining hall where we played several rounds of “The Window” (an old camp mealtime activity). The fire company arrived and informed us that we would not be able to sleep in the cabins that evening and dragged every mattress in camp to the chapel. We were escorted back to our cabins to get our sleeping bags and pillows.

When we woke up Friday morning, camp was in complete disarray. There were branches of all sizes pretty much everywhere. I think half of us expected the tree we planted less than 48 hours prior to be gone, that is how bad it looked in some places. When we passed by it on the way to the cabins before breakfast, though, it was still there. In fact, it appeared that it had not moved an inch. It was evident that God had provided protection during the storm not only to us, but to this little tree as well. Instead of our usual Friday rehearsals, we spent the morning cleaning up camp (including the mess left in our cabins). We did it with little complaining; after all, it was the least we could do given the fact that God had just saved us from perhaps an even bigger tragedy.

Our concert went off without a hitch and while it was hard to say goodbye at the end of the week, we knew that the bonds we formed that week would last on for years to come. The next summer when we arrived at camp, it was almost as if we had forgotten everything that had divided us previous years. God had a plan to bring us all together and it was just a matter of timing to make it happen. We may not always know the plan, but God does, and we must trust that God’s way is better than our own.

25 years have passed since that memorable year, and while I am still saddened by the loss of my friends I am grateful that God used it in a way that not only brought me closer to the women in my cabin, but also to God. It is something I will reflect on the rest of my life whenever tragedy strikes- what is God trying to teach me or someone else through me?

I pray that each of you can reflect upon this season of uncertainty and look for what God is teaching you. It may jump up and surprise you, but it will be worth it.
Who remembers this from 1995? I was standing under that porch roof about 5 minutes before the tree came crashing down! God moved me off of the porch just in time - The year of the big storm!
Throw back Thursday to 1996!
Good Shepherd! Ever wonder what it is that our kids do at Camp every year? Take a look at Lambec Music Camp to see our virtual camp this year. There are activities, worship, and even messages from your very own pastor!
I knew on Christmas day that Music camp was going to be different for me in 2020. This is when my daughter told us she was expecting their second child in mid July. We were very excited but we also all said "what about camp?" We have been family campers since 1969 and of course I do Music camp. My daughter apologized saying "we know the timing's not the best".

So I told Pete fairly early that I could still help where needed and could possibly be at Music camp but I might have to leave to go meet my new grandchild. That's how I thought Music camp would be different. Little did I know that my whole life would change in 2020 and that God would be the one constant to pull me through. I am so grateful for my relationship with Him.

So what all changed? Well I spent three weeks in February in Hilton Head which sounds great except my dad was in the hospital for two of those weeks and I held his hand as he passed away on Feb 29th. It was the hardest thing I have ever done when I had to tell my dad that he wasn't going to get back to his home, and watching him realize that he wasn't going to meet his new great-grandchild. But God held us all together and my dad was surrounded by family as he left us.

Then there was this little thing called the pandemic which has caused me to be off of work since mid-March. My boss wanted me to come back in May but after much prayer I chose to stay out so that I could be available to help my mom and my pregnant daughter.
So for Music camp this year I am still getting up early. I am still busy all morning. I still get a 2 hour break in the afternoon. I still don't get FOB. I still don't have to cook. I am still exhausted and I still have the littlest camper to chase around. She is 2 and she has the sweetest singing voice you have ever heard♥️ She is my granddaughter and I am with her as we wait for her baby brother to decide to be born. I see God in her face every day just like I would see Him on the faces of my campers if I were at Lambec.
I know 2020 has been crazy but I have learned to appreciate so many things I took for granted and I am grateful for the chance to realize what is truly important in this life given to us by a God who loves us so completely. All my love and hugs to you campers and counselors. God loves you and He has you always♥️

A six-day summer camp for students grades 3–12, praising God through music. Lambec Music Camp is a six-day summer camp program that is held at Camp Lambec in North Springfield, PA.

Its purpose is to spread the Gospel message to students that have completed grades 3 through 12, and give them the opportunity to praise God through choral and instrumental music.

Operating as usual

07/19/2021

For those on Spotify, the Lambec Music Camp playlist has been updated with this year’s club (and some morning show) music! #LambecMusicCamp

For those on Spotify, the Lambec Music Camp playlist has been updated with this year’s club (and some morning show) music! #LambecMusicCamp

Photos from Lambec Music Camp's post 07/18/2021

Photos from Lambec Music Camp's post

07/16/2021

Our final passage for the week! Hope you enjoyed reading along with us.

Praying for safe travels for everyone going to and from the concert tonight!

#lambecmusiccamp

Our final passage for the week! Hope you enjoyed reading along with us.

Praying for safe travels for everyone going to and from the concert tonight!

#lambecmusiccamp

07/16/2021

Celebrating ALL of our super seniors as they head into life after high school! No matter where the road may take you, we wish you well! 🌠💛

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:6

#lambecmusiccamp

Celebrating ALL of our super seniors as they head into life after high school! No matter where the road may take you, we wish you well! 🌠💛

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:6

#lambecmusiccamp

07/16/2021

Celebrating super *super* senior Emma Wahlmann! She finished her freshman year at WIU and will be back in the fall to continue studying theater performance! Keep up the good work Emma! 🎭 💃🏼

Celebrating super *super* senior Emma Wahlmann! She finished her freshman year at WIU and will be back in the fall to continue studying theater performance! Keep up the good work Emma! 🎭 💃🏼

07/15/2021

Celebrating super senior Adam Kahle who will be studying music business at Geneva this fall! Good luck Adam! 🎶🎧 #lambecmusiccamp

Celebrating super senior Adam Kahle who will be studying music business at Geneva this fall! Good luck Adam! 🎶🎧 #lambecmusiccamp

07/15/2021

The story of Jesus and Pilate was studied today in John 18:28-38. Are you reading along? Only one day left!

The story of Jesus and Pilate was studied today in John 18:28-38. Are you reading along? Only one day left!

07/15/2021

Celebrating super senior Lily Paw! She will be attending Western Illinois University in the fall where she will major in nursing! Congrats Lily!
🩺❤️ #lambecmusiccamp

Celebrating super senior Lily Paw! She will be attending Western Illinois University in the fall where she will major in nursing! Congrats Lily!
🩺❤️ #lambecmusiccamp

07/15/2021

Celebrating super senior Camden Rockcastle! He is going to BC3 in the fall and majoring in math! Way to go Camden! 📐📊📚#lambecmusiccamp

Celebrating super senior Camden Rockcastle! He is going to BC3 in the fall and majoring in math! Way to go Camden! 📐📊📚#lambecmusiccamp

07/15/2021

It looks like we might get some “unsettled” weather on Friday, and there is a possibility of rain in the forecast for Friday afternoon and evening. However, we are committed to having our Friday night Music Camp concert on Camp property, instead of moving to our off-site option.

Here's how you can help us:

• Please reduce the number of family members that come to the concert. Our indoor seating is limited, and we want to be able to seat as many different families as possible. We are planning to film the concert on Friday, and we will send links when that footage is available to view online.

NOTE: If you are a “Music Camp alum” coming to the concert, we will ask you to defer the inside seats to the families of the campers. Thanks!

• Please bring rain gear for moving around the Camp. The concert is indoors, but our parking lots are not.

• Please come prepared to be flexible and “go with the flow” of the evening. We appreciate your patience!

We will be prepared to receive parents and families at 6:00 pm on Friday. That provides plenty of time to load your car with your campers’ gear and get a seat for the concert.

The bugs and flies have really been biting this week! We recommend that those people that do come to the concert please bring (and use) insect repellent, especially around your ankles! Long pants work well, too.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and your patience. We can’t wait to see you Friday night!

07/15/2021

The story of Jesus and Lazarus was studied today. Check it out in John 11:17-44! Keep reading along with us! #lambecmusiccamp

The story of Jesus and Lazarus was studied today. Check it out in John 11:17-44! Keep reading along with us! #lambecmusiccamp

07/14/2021

Always love singing this on superhero day!
(Sung to the tune of the Superman theme)

Always love singing this on superhero day!
(Sung to the tune of the Superman theme)

07/13/2021

Today our campers and counselors studied the story of Jesus and the woman at the well in John 4:1-26. Join us as we explore the book of John this week! #lambecmusiccamp

Today our campers and counselors studied the story of Jesus and the woman at the well in John 4:1-26. Join us as we explore the book of John this week! #lambecmusiccamp

07/13/2021

Last night’s club talk and today’s Bible studies focused on Jesus and Nicodemus in John 3:1-21. Read along this week! #lambecmusiccamp

Last night’s club talk and today’s Bible studies focused on Jesus and Nicodemus in John 3:1-21. Read along this week! #lambecmusiccamp

07/06/2021

Can you guess the 2021 music camp theme days??

Descriptions in comments!

Time to start packing! 🧳

06/29/2021

ATTENTION, MUSIC CAMPERS: Registration for Music Camp 2021 closes on July 5. Make sure you register before then for a week of fun and faith at Camp Lambec this summer!
www.camplambec.net

09/08/2020

For our campers...

Labor Day has come and gone, and that means school is right around the corner. Many of you have probably already started school for this year. Whether you're learning online, or physically going to school, or doing some of both, things are a little different. New teachers, new classes, new guidelines, and maybe some new concerns.

But remember - we worship the same old God! The same God that loves you no matter what, and is with you every step of your way through every day. We want you to know that the Music Camp Volunteer Staff is praying for all of you - for your safety, for your peace of mind, and for your smiles. We know that you can face the tough times head on and overcome them. You know that we're in your corner, and that God is on your side.

Find a quiet moment today and just reconnect with God. It won't take long, and it doesn't have to be anything fancy or rehearsed. Just say a quick prayer of thanks, and ask for some more of Him to flow through you. He never lets us down, and He'll definitely lift you up if you need it.

Have a great school year! Stay safe and smart, and have some fun! We're still hoping and praying to see you in person next summer at Camp Lambec! #LambecMusicCamp

For our campers...

Labor Day has come and gone, and that means school is right around the corner. Many of you have probably already started school for this year. Whether you're learning online, or physically going to school, or doing some of both, things are a little different. New teachers, new classes, new guidelines, and maybe some new concerns.

But remember - we worship the same old God! The same God that loves you no matter what, and is with you every step of your way through every day. We want you to know that the Music Camp Volunteer Staff is praying for all of you - for your safety, for your peace of mind, and for your smiles. We know that you can face the tough times head on and overcome them. You know that we're in your corner, and that God is on your side.

Find a quiet moment today and just reconnect with God. It won't take long, and it doesn't have to be anything fancy or rehearsed. Just say a quick prayer of thanks, and ask for some more of Him to flow through you. He never lets us down, and He'll definitely lift you up if you need it.

Have a great school year! Stay safe and smart, and have some fun! We're still hoping and praying to see you in person next summer at Camp Lambec! #LambecMusicCamp

07/28/2020

Comment below with the main reason YOU are grateful for Music Camp ❤️ #LambecMusicCamp

Comment below with the main reason YOU are grateful for Music Camp ❤️ #LambecMusicCamp

Photos from Lambec Music Camp's post 07/20/2020

Music Camp by the decades...the 2010’s #LambecMusicCamp

Photos from Lambec Music Camp's post 07/20/2020

Music Camp by the decades...the 2000’s #LambecMusicCamp

Photos from Lambec Music Camp's post 07/20/2020

Music Camp by the decades...the 90s #LambecMusicCamp

Photos from Lambec Music Camp's post 07/20/2020

Music Camp by the decades...the 80s #LambecMusicCamp (if you have 1980-1985 pics, send them our way!)

Photos from Lambec Music Camp's post 07/20/2020

Music Camp by the decades...the 70s #LambecMusicCamp (if you have 1974-1979 pics, send them our way!)

07/18/2020

Please join us for our final club talk and worship set for the week! https://www.youtube.com/c/LambecMusicCamp just click on Friday’s playlist. #lambecmusiccamp

Please join us for our final club talk and worship set for the week! https://www.youtube.com/c/LambecMusicCamp just click on Friday’s playlist. #lambecmusiccamp

07/17/2020

We miss our home ❤️ #LambecMusicCamp

07/17/2020

Since today is the Dancing in the Vale challenge...did you know that the first time anyone danced in the vale was in 1997? 3 of our current counselors started this activity! 2 are in this pic and one is taking the photo. Can you guess which 3 counselors they are?!? #LambecMusicCamp

Since today is the Dancing in the Vale challenge...did you know that the first time anyone danced in the vale was in 1997? 3 of our current counselors started this activity! 2 are in this pic and one is taking the photo. Can you guess which 3 counselors they are?!? #LambecMusicCamp

Photos from Lambec Music Camp's post 07/17/2020

J-sus photo shoot from 2015 #LambecMusicCamp

07/17/2020

Tag us in your Lake Erie pics! #LambecMusicCamp

Tag us in your Lake Erie pics! #LambecMusicCamp

07/17/2020

We love Ted!

I'll start off Lambec Day with some of my favorite Lambec items. For those who were new to Music Camp during the last 12 years, I was the Music Camp Band Director from 1987-2008! I was Blessed to have the support of my school principal who permitted me to use school owned equipment & music. I was also able to get many of my band students from the Hampton School District to attend camp & many others from the Cranberry Twp. area, including my own 2 children, Tim & Becky. The largest band ever was in the year 2000, when we had a total of 150 Lambec Band members! I grew more as a Christian during my 21 years at Music Camp than any other time of my life. It does my heart good to see that this unique experience has continued all of these years. God Bless everyone involved in Camp Lambec Music Camp - past, present & future!

07/17/2020

These counselors have moves...and fantastic outfits 😂 #LambecMusicCamp

07/17/2020

A word from our Dancing Queen ❤️ #LambecMusicCamp

07/17/2020

Who’s ready?! Videos from your counselors on their way... #LambecMusicCamp

Who’s ready?! Videos from your counselors on their way... #LambecMusicCamp

07/17/2020

Check out today’s playlist for a fun softball recap! Tag us in your softball pics! #LambecMusicCamp www.YouTube.com/c/LambecMusicCamp

Check out today’s playlist for a fun softball recap! Tag us in your softball pics! #LambecMusicCamp www.YouTube.com/c/LambecMusicCamp

07/17/2020

Oh the laughter ❤️😂 #LambecMusicCamp

07/17/2020

“Jayne Squirrel” ❤️ #LambecMusicCamp

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