Posted by Jen, From Eagle Lake Camp
The Waldo Canyon Fire was an unprecedented natural disaster that affected over 18,000 acres of land. It has been deemed the most destructive fire in the state of Colorado’s history with 346 homes burned and 2 lives lost. This time has been an extremely trying experience for the entire Colorado Springs community.
On Saturday, June 23rd, Eagle Lake was evacuated as the fire began to spread rapidly as a result of high winds. Over the course of the next several days the fire eventually reached camp, where a team of 75 fire fighters stood ready to protect the property. The events of that week are told here by Executive Director, Jack McQueeney, as he recounts the incredible story of how the Waldo Canyon Fire impacted Eagle Lake Camps and the Glen Eyrie Conference Center.
By nothing short of a miracle, our losses during this time were incredibly minimal, and we are forever grateful for the hand of God and the work of the firefighters who tirelessly protected our camp.
To find out about ways you can help, click here: eaglelakecamps.com/camp-clean-up.
I am a Navigator at heart. In college I made a decision to move from allowing God to be my spare tire to sitting in the drivers seat through the friendship of Navigator Staff at CU. I have been to many retreats, worked on staff there as my first job out of college. I met my husband through the Navigators. He worked there through college. My brother-in-law works there now. We have 2 Navigator staff girls who work at CU who live with us. My mentor is on Navigator staff. I think it is fair to say that much of my foundation in Christ, and my husbands was built through the faithful prayer and devotion to God’s word of the Navigators. I watched this video and was a little teary the whole time. Here is a glimps of what went on as the Waldo Canyon Fire moved in on the Navigators Camp, Glen Eyrie and Headquarters. If you have a chance to go to a retreat or spend some time at Glen Eyeie I pray that you fall in love with it and with God’s Word just like Scott and I did.