Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:  If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NIV

The journey of life was not meant to be made alone.  LeBron James couldn’t have won a title without Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade. David in the Bible wouldn’t have made it through his challenges without Jonathan. Neither can a person go through life without the intimacy, joy, and connection of strong friendships.

Going to camp is no different. Too often teens wait until they arrive at camp to start building friendships. But, the weeks beforehand are the best time for you to build the kind of friendships will help you have amazing breakthroughs at camp.

Here are some tips:

Connect with your cabin-mates

Making sure you know the people you’re going to be spending your week with is key when it comes to feeling comfortable and having a great time. To to find out who is going to be in your cabin and get their numbers so you can hang out before camp starts.

Don’t isolate

During summer break, it’s easy to stay at home all the time playing video games, watching TV or just hanging around. If you’re going to do those things, at least hang out with some friends.

Put a team together

There are going to be a lot of competitions at camp. Get some friends and work out together, have fun together, prepare to dominate the competition when you play Soccer, Basketball, Frisbee or Football.

Be honest

Going into camp with a ton of stuff weighing you down and making you guilty is never a good plan. I’ve tried it and it makes it hard to make friends, have fun and experience breakthroughs. Make it your goal to have at least a couple people who know you well by the time you get to camp.

  • Which one of these will help your friendships the most before camp starts?
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