[quote=Colithia]I went to Baptist camp when I was a teen. Based on my experience, I wouldn’t send a child of mine to a Baptist camp. There was incredible pressure to get saved and do one of those Altar Call deals. Incredible pressure.
The whole experience just scared the daylights out of me. I’d never seen anything like that before. If your daughter is used to the Catholic church, she’s in for a shock at the difference.
The only positive I remember from the whole thing was that they made me put on a tee shirt over my bikini during swim time. I was 13. It was my first introduction to modesty and I’m grateful for it. I wish my own parents had taught me modesty.
I have a 9 year old daughter now. Last year an acquaintance of mine, the wife of a Baptist preacher, invited her to AWANA. I wish I had never sent her, because she was taught some things VERY contrary to our Catholic faith. She doesn’t go to AWANA anymore.
It’s just not worth trying to undo the damage that can be done. Don’t let her go.
One of my best friends is Baptist and even though I love her and her kids dearly, I would not send my kids to a Baptist camp. I let my son attend Awana with her daughter one night 2 years ago because it was ‘bring a friend night’ and she didn’t have anyone else to take and it was mandatory that she bring someone, so I let my son go to help her out. He had a good time, and luckily it was a meeting early on in the program so they really just played games and did a craft - no heavy teaching. Soon after that I began learning more about Awana and her Baptist faith (and my Catholic faith), and decided I wouldn’t let him go anymore. They really teach things that our Church doesn’t, and he doesn’t need to be confused or told he ‘isn’t saved’ or that what he is being taught is wrong - and I have no doubt that this would happen. I would strongly suggest you not let your daughter go, and find a good, alternative Catholic camp to send her to if she really wants to go to summer camp somewhere (perhaps she can invite her Baptist friends :)) . I remember reading in some magazine that there is a Catholic family summer camp sponsored somewhere…but I can’t remember where. Is anyone familiar with such a thing?