“The ‘Spirit of Arcadia’ is what brings back more than half the staff each year. It is what makes staff become friends for life. It is serving God with all you have and having a blast while you do it.”
“I think the ‘Spirit of Arcadia’ is created by the people. It’s more than the physical sights, sounds, and smells, although they are important. It is time with friends, with God in a special fellowship. The ‘Spirit of Arcadia’ is people from all different walks of life being friends and being on the same level, with the same goals, despite their differences.”
“The ‘Spirit of Arcadia’ is pretty simple: It is our job as staffers to help guests forget about whatever is going on in their lives, and get them to focus on God, and of course, the beach.
“The ‘Spirit of Arcadia’ is the cool sand sticking to your feet after a chilly evening, and the warm sand nuzzling your feet at the height of a gorgeous Michigan summer day. It is golden, crimson, and pink sunsets. It is silly skits, staff inside jokes, and hug sessions after the staff Eucharist service. The ‘Spirit of Arcadia’ is that one immeasurable, intangible quality that keeps us coming back to our haven on the shore. The ‘Spirit of Arcadia’ is alive and always will be forever and ever. Amen.”