An outward display of devotion to Jesus Christ
Introducing Jesus to campers is our main mission here at Camp Harlow. And we have a special tradition where when a camper gives their life to Jesus Christ they get to engrave their name on a metal leaf and hang it in the Garden of Commitment. The Garden of Commitment is a beautiful garden in the middle of Camp and it has a metal tree for each year starting from the year 2000 up to 2021, and even a few empty trees for the years to come. With a power tool the camper engrave’s their name on one side of the metal leaf and the year on the other. Then the camper goes into the Garden and hangs their leaf on the tree of that year. Each camper that engraves their name on a leaf, or any camper that wants one, receives a free English Standard Version Bible that they get to take home. They are encouraged to read their bible at home and find a church community, if they do not have one already, where they can continue pursueing a relationship with God. Engraving a leaf and hanging it on a tree in the Garden is significant in that it is an outward representation of the camper giving their life to Christ forever, similar to a baptism, and it is somthing they can visit should they come back to Camp. Leaf engraving is only done at certain camps such as Tween, Middle School and High School Camp. Although a camper can only engrave one leaf, if they come back to Camp another summer and wish to rededicate their life to Christ that is completely acceptable and celebrated.
Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith... Colossians 2:6-7