SEYC is like heaven on earth - not the gorgeous roads, not necessarily the singing you read about, and not actually meeting all the characters from the Bible, but it is the actual love from Jesus Christ that permeates throughout the week, through campers and staff and in every activity. Each person goes away with a little taste of what heaven will be and also a challenge to tell others about the answers to all the questions, the wisdom and power that transcends all others - it's the love of God through His Son, Jesus. There is none like Him!
The first full day of camp is always the day when campers and staff get to know each other right away - especially in the games. It brings your emotions and adrenaline out and bonding (or non-bonding) happens. After the games, we all talk about how we could have won that game or how we could have been better at this or that. It opens up lots of conversations, laughter and honesty. And to add to that, each consecutive day is more fun with lots of closeness and fellowship leading to many opportunities to talk the talk and walk the walk in the Christian way of life.