Camp counselor Thomas Devaney (left) and senior high campers return from an overnight hike to a remote site on the ELCA-affiliated Bear Creek Camp's 3,000-acre property in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. In 2013, Bear Creek Camp, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is celebrating a surge in summer camp attendance for the first time after a seven-year, 40 percent decline. What reversed things? Good Lutheran outreach, said Dan Scharnhorst, the camp's executive director.
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