Hello! My name is Allie Goeglein! My Camp Lakeview story begins way back when, at the young age of 6 years old. That one week out of the summer was what I looked forward to the most every year. I couldn't wait to get back to the place where I felt most myself, most at peace, and most at home.
When I finally got to the age where I could serve Lakeview as a junior counselor, you best believe I jumped at the opportunity immediately! Now there wasn't just one week of the summer to look forward to, but three! Serving as a junior counselor allowed me to see what went on behind the scenes. The endless time and energy that Lakeview staff put into every second of every day to ensure that each camper's experience was the best it could be! I always felt so honored that I would be one of the few selected to help with Lakeview's mission.
Last year, I was given the next best opportunity, a counselor position at Lakeview Villages that would have me there the whole summer! I could not fully express the joy I felt in knowing that I would spend an entire summer at my favorite place on earth, growing in my faith alongside fellow staff and campers, and worshipping God every night around a campfire. However, God had a different plan in mind. Because of COVID-19, I wasn't able to be at camp, and neither were many other campers who love Lakeview as much as I do! Because of the pandemic, Lakeview is in need of support. By donating to this amazing camp, you are providing a safe place for kids to not only have fun, but to grow in their faith. I know my faith life would not be the same today without the exceptional influence of Camp Lakeview, and I want to make sure that Lakeview stays around for years to come, so that other kiddos like me can experience all the joys that it brings! Thank you so much for your donations!!!