An Interview with Scott Billingsley

Scott Billingsley is the head men’s counselor for 1st week of SYC.  Scott’s association with SYC  began in 1981 as a 13 year old camper.  He lives in Lumberton, N.C. and is a history professor at UNC Pembroke.

Why do you keep coming back?
Because I love the people. For me, it’s all about the people and the place. The relationships that I make and renew each summer are an important part of my life.  The place has history and the experiences that I have had there. It is a constant.  Not much has changed about the place. Going to camp feels like going home.

How does SYC help teens spiritually?
For a week out of the year they get away from everyday distractions. They focus on building relationships with others and with God.  They learn to be leaders and what it means to build community through shared responsibility.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about coming to camp?
Come with an open heart, open mind, and ready to have fun.

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