70 Year Celebration Gala

An elegant setting, an excellent catered dinner, terrific music, renewed friendships and shared memories all contributed to an exceptional evening. Campers, staff, supporters and friends--past and present--joined in celebrating 70 years of Camp Cherith WNY. We remembered the dream of Cherith as it began in 1946 and grew into the philosophy, program and place that we so cherish now.

Our hearts were thrilled as many shared how CCWNY had directly touched their lives, taught them skills, modeled a close walk with Jesus, developed their leadership abilities, demonstrated the unconditional love of God and inspired them to serve the Lord at school, home and around the world. Smiles, hugs, laughter and tears were abundant. “Camp was where I learned how to have my morning devotions.” “Camp was the first place I learned to love the outdoors and to connect with God in nature.” “I always felt loved at camp--it was my home.” “Camp was foundational for my kids and especially one with special needs. The relationships she developed allow her to live independently.” “”Being immersed in Bible teaching and dependence on God throughout each day helped me remember to keep Christ in every part of my life: “CCWNY has been such a blessing!”

See the slideshow below to see highlights from the evening.