Ye Olde Renaissance Faire!

We had such a fun day today out in the sun with some awesome games and activities!

In last night’s chapel, campers learned the game “Gorilla Gets the Man.” It is basically rock-paper-scissors, only you use your whole body, and there’s a song that goes along with it. After the game, we worshiped, and then our speaker, Adam Roub, came to stage. We talked about how God is worthy of our trust and that sitting at the Lord’s table will change your life forever. We looked at the memory verse Psalms 56:3, and then, some staff members helped act out the story of Esther.

This morning started as usual with polar dip, flag raising, memory verse and actions (Colossians 3:13), breakfast, and then morning chapel. Today in morning chapel, the campers hear the story of the Good Samaritan (found in Luke 10:25-37), and then they went back to their cabins to discuss the lesson.

Afterwards, they had some free time before going into TAC time! The groups rotated to a new category today and got to enjoy two new activities.

When TAC time was over, we headed inside for lunch. After lunch, campers went to the Amphitheater for another Mad Libs story!

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper what the Mad Libs stories were about!

Then, campers went back to their cabins to get their mail, and afterwards, it was Toes up Time!

Once everyone was rested, the campers were taught how to play “Storm the Castle!” It is our medieval themed capture the flag game with an added objective as a tie breaker. The campers try to steal the flags from the tower or they can leave a tally mark on the castle.

After “Storm the Castle,” it was free time!

At the end of free time, everyone gathered at the Amphitheater for flag lowering before dinner.

After dinner, campers were dismissed to go enjoy the “Ye Olde Renaissance Faire.”

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper what their favorite activity was at the Renaissance Faire!

Now, campers have their evening free time before chapel. After chapel, campers will have cabin devotionals and go to bed.

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Mighty Mighty!

Today was an awesome first full day of activities with the Super Kids 2 campers! It was beautifully sunny, so we got to enjoy all of our outside games, and maybe got a little sweaty.

This morning, we started the day with polar dip! Each morning this week, campers will have the option to jump in the lake as a refreshing way to wake themselves up. After polar dip, we gathered for flag raising and learned the actions to one of our memory verses (Colossians 3:12) before heading to breakfast.

Following breakfast, campers were dismissed to go clean their cabins, and then everyone gathered for the whole camp picture! Each camper will be sent home with a printed out version of the whole camp picture, but here is a goofy one we took just for fun!

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Take Camp Home: Find your camper’s silly face!

Then, we had morning chapel where campers heard the Parable of the Lost Sheep (found in Luke 15 3-7). They then went back to their cabins and had some time to talk about the story with their counselors.

Afterwards, campers had some morning free time before going into TAC time. TAC time stands for Theme, Adventure, and Cooperation. There are six different stations, two in each category, that the campers will rotate through during this time each day until they go through all of the stations.

After TAC time, we headed to lunch, and then everyone met at the Amphitheater for a Mad Libs story acted out by a few counselors. Then, everyone went back to their cabins to get their mail and have Toes up Time. During Toes up Time, everyone has to be quiet and inside their cabins so that those who want to can take a nap to have energy for the rest of the day!

When everyone was up after Toes up Time, campers were told about the Staff Hunt! Staff members hid around camp, and campers got to search for them. If a camper found a staff member, they got to push them in the lake!

Then, the campers got free time!

After free time, campers gathered with their cabins at the Amphitheater for flag lowering, and then they were dismissed for dinner.

Then, it was time to play “Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge!” This game is new to camp this year, and we absolutely love playing it and teaching it to the kids. It is similar to capture the flag, but there are a few extra rules and more items to capture. There is a lot going on with how many people play, but that’s half the fun!

Take Camp Home: Have your camper teach you the “Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge” battle cry.

Now, campers are enjoying some free time before evening chapel. In tomorrow’s blog, I will talk about the lesson from tonight’s chapel along with some pictures. After chapel, campers will have night time devotionals with their cabins, and then it will be time for bed.

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Super Kids 2 Flying in!

It’s been so long since we had a group of Super Kids here at camp, and we are so ready for this week of fun! We had a great opening day, and we can’t wait to see what this week holds!

Campers arrived this afternoon to check in, and they had an opportunity to take their swim test before things got started.

 

When everyone was checked in, and things were ready to go, everyone gathered at the Amphitheater. Campers were introduced to the program staff members and learned who will be their cabin friend for the week. A cabin friend is a non-counseling staff member who helps out when needed and gets to know the campers.

After meeting their cabin friends, campers were shown the proper way to lower our country’s flag, as we will be doing it every afternoon. Then, campers were led to the dining hall to get their dinner, but tonight, we ate outside to have a picnic as cabin groups!

When everyone finished eating, we went into the main chapel for rules, and then we had chapel time. After worship, campers were introduced to our speaker of the week, Adam Roub. Tonight, he talked about how the blessings that come from sitting at the Lord’s Table are free, but we need to have faith in order to sit at the table. We looked at the story of David and Goliath (Found in 1 Samuel 17) to talk about David’s faith, and tonight’s memory verse was 1 John 5:4-5.

 

Following chapel, campers were shown around camp by their counselors and then had a little bit of free time while staff set up the Variety Show! Staff members put on a handful of short, goofy skits to break the ice with some giggles on the first night.

 

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper to act out their favorite skit!

Campers now have cabin devotionals, and then it will be lights out.

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Finale Friday!

Where did the week go? We had so much fun that it just flew by! Today, we said goodbye to our Junior High 2 campers, but not before having an awesome closing day.

This morning started with packing and cabin clean up, and then we went to flag raising and breakfast.

After breakfast, we did a quick sweep around camp to pick up any garbage and put away anything left lying around.

Once camp was cleaned up, we began our closing rally! Campers and their parents filed into the chapel to watch the photo slideshow and the video of highlights from the week.

Then, everyone went out to the Amphitheater for worship, prizes, and of course, pieing some staff members!

To close, we thanked God for our really great week!

We would like to leave you with a note from Phil Campbell, our Junior High 2 Speaker:

“Noble Men and Women have been positioned around the LORD’s Table. We see as it were a “Hall of Faith” leading to the table (Hebrews 11). Taking prominent seats at the table are a few characters that the Hebrew author wished for extended time to explore their faith. That is what we did this week at camp: explored the strategies of Barak, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson & Samuel, and finallyKing David. These knights of the LORD’s table were not perfect, yet they laid down their swords for the Lord of Lords. Their Faith & Victories foreshadowed the King of Kings – JESUS.

“It is here that we find our hearts fixated on Jesus who authored and perfected our faith. He set the example for our discipleship, and being a disciple means that we undergo discipline not only for our good, but so that we may share in His majesty, His holiness. The quest of the LORD’s table is not only the will to die for the King – but are we surrendered to Live for the King (Rom.12:1,2). We take up arms to follow him, but we also lay them down in humility – understanding that it is not by our own might, power, chariots, or horses – but by the Spirit of the Lord that we are more than conquerors.”

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper what the most memorable thing of the week was and why.

After closing rally came to a completion, campers were checked out of their cabins and said their goodbyes. We are praying for everyone’s safe travels home. We hope to see you all back again next year, to Victory!

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Sleep in Day!

Another hot day today to savor our last full day of activities with our Junior High 2 campers!

This morning was sleep in day, so we got an extra hour of sleep, and it feels great! Our morning still began normal with polar dip, flag raising, memory verse actions (John 13:35), breakfast, TAG time and then morning chapel.

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper to go through the actions of their memory verses this week (Colossians 3:12-14 and John 13:35). Then, see if you can come up with your own actions to other verses to learn together!

In women’s chapel, we talked about how our identity is found in God and not in the things of this world or the words of others, and how we should live because of it. In men’s chapel, they talked about how discipleship takes everything, and how here at camp we are sort of in a bubble and we need to work to take home the things we’ve learned this week.

After morning chapel, campers had morning free time and then lunch. After lunch, we had the mail call skit!

We had clinics and seminars after lunch and mail call today so that we still had lunch at they same time. Today, they got to choose from the same options they had on Tuesday.

Following clinics and seminars, campers went into free time! We had to temporarily close the waterfront an zipline due to thunder, but it was still a beautiful day out to play games or go inside for crafts!

After free time, we had flag lowering, and then we went in for supper. When supper was finished, it was time for evening chapel. Today, we talked about King David and Jesus and how they both humbled themselves. Phil also encouraged the campers to discipline themselves to lay their struggles at God’s feet as they go from here.

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper what they learned from this week’s chapels. Did they have any interesting conversations about their faith? Do they have more questions they need answered?

Now, campers have a little more free time leading into the campfire tonight! In tomorrow’s blog, I will briefly share about the campfire and include some pictures from tonight.

After the campfire, campers will head back to their cabins for devotionals, and then it will be lights out for the night.

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Swimming, Sailing, and Storming the Castle!

We have been having a gorgeous week full of sunshine, and today was no exception!

Last night in chapel, we learned the story of Jephthah (found in Judges 11) and talked about surrendering to God.

This morning started as usual with polar dip, flag raising, memory verse actions (Colossians 3:14), breakfast, tag time, and then morning chapel.

Today in women’s chapel, we heard from one of our wonderful staff members Marissa; she shared about her life before she gave her life to Christ and her life now as a Christ follower. She shared the verses 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and Isaiah 43:1 as an encouragement to the girls that their identity is not defined by the things of their past but as a child of God. The boys talked about fellowship with one another and being vulnerable with their brothers in Christ. They discussed John 13:31-35 and Philippians 2:1-8.

After morning chapel, campers had some free time before clinics and seminars. Today, campers had the same options as Monday to choose from so that hopefully they can get to attend another one they had an interest in.

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper what they learned in their clinics and seminars this week. What did they enjoy about them?

Following clinics and seminars, we headed to lunch, and then we went to the Amphitheater for the mail call skit.

When campers had their mail, they were released to free time! It was such a nice day out; the waterfront was full all of free time.

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper what their favorite free time activity was this week. Maybe it is something they can do at home!

After free time came flag lowering and then dinner. Evening chapel was right after dinner today. Before worship, we played “Gorilla Gets the Man,” which is like whole body rock-paper-scissors. Tonight, we learned about the stories of Samson (Judges 13-16) and Samuel (1 Samuel) and how the Holy Spirit was at work in them. Our speaker, Phil Campbell, talked about how even though the Holy Spirit can’t physically be seen, He is real, and we are in the midst of spiritual warfare as Christians.

Now, campers have some free time while the staff sets up our game called “Storm the Castle.” It’s like a medieval themed capture the flag, with an extra objective as a tie breaker.

Once the game is over, campers will head back to their cabins for devotionals and then it will be lights out.

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Setting in the Sun

Although the day started off rainy, the sun came out just in time for us to enjoy our camp activities!

In last night’s chapel, we learned about the story of Gideon (found in Judges 6-8), and we talked about how he was a Knight of the Lord’s Table.

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper what Gideon’s men brought to battle and what we did in chapel to recreate their battle cry.

This morning went just like yesterday beginning with polar dip, flag raising, memory verse (today was Colossians 3:13), breakfast, and then morning chapel. In the girl’s chapel, they talked about what healthy relationships look like in friendships and in dating. The boys looked at Ephesians 5 and talked about their purpose and honoring God in everything they do.

After morning chapel, campers had morning free time before clinics and seminars. Today, they had new options!

When clinics and seminars finished, we went to lunch, and following lunch was today’s mail call skit! I was a part of the skit today, so there are no pictures of it.

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper to tell you about the mail call skits from the week. What was their favorite one?

Once mail was handed out, campers got free time!

After free time, we gathered for flag lowering.

Then we headed out to the North 40 field for dinner and the volleyball tournament!

 

Now campers are heading into evening chapel. Afterwards, campers will have cabin devotionals and then lights out for the night.

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A Mighty Fine Monday

Today was such a beautiful day to enjoy our first full day with the Junior High 2 campers!

This morning, campers got up for the Polar Dip! Every morning this week, campers will have the option to jump in the lake for a refreshing start to their day!

Then, everyone gathered at the Amphitheater for flag raising. A cabin volunteered to raise our flag as we said the Pledge of Allegiance.

Campers were then taught their memory verse of the day (Colossians 3:12) and the actions that go along with it before heading inside for breakfast.

After breakfast, campers were dismissed for TAG time, which is Time Alone with God time. Then, everyone was gathered to take the whole camp picture for the week. Every camper will be sent home with a printed off copy, but here is a goofy one we took for fun!

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We then split up boys and girls for morning chapel. The girls talked about what sisterhood with women of God looks like, and we looked at Proverbs 31:25-26 to talk about what some qualities of a Godly woman are. The boys talked about purity as a man of God and what it looks like to be imitators of Christ.

Following chapel, campers had a short amount of free time before clinics and seminars. Staff members set up and lead a variety of clinics and seminars for the campers to choose from. A clinic is usually some sort of activity, and a seminar is more of a lesson or a topic. They will be able to attend a different seminar or clinic each day this week.

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper what they learned in their clinics and seminars this week. Maybe it is an interest they can continue to pursue at home!

After clinics and seminars, we got to have lunch! Then, once the tables were cleaned up, campers headed to the Amphitheater for mail call. Every day, staff members will put on a short skit for the campers before handing out their mail.

Next, campers got to enjoy their afternoon free time! They had the option to go swimming, do crafts, play laser tag, go on the zipline, get a sugary snack from the Canteen, play games, or just hang out!

Following free time was flag lowering and then dinner time. When campers finished dinner, they had another short period of free time while staff set up for “Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge.” This is a crazy fun game we started playing this year at camp that is similar to capture the flag but more is going on. The campers, and also the staff, love it, and it is so much fun to watch.

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper to teach you the “Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge” chant.

Campers are now heading to evening chapel, which I will touch on in tomorrow’s blog. After chapel is cabin devotionals and then lights out.

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Junior High Take Two!

We are incredibly excited to have our Junior High 2 campers here, and we cannot wait to see what this week has in store!

After checking in and getting moved into their cabins, campers had the opportunity to take their swim test.

Then, it was time to get rolling! Campers were gathered at the Amphitheater to be introduced to our program staff and learn what they will be doing around camp this week. They then stood at attention as a few staff members demonstrated the proper way to lower and fold our country’s flag, as we will do every day. During this time, they also got to learn the game/song “D-O-W-N.”

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper to teach you “D-O-W-N” and play as a family!

Afterwards, campers got their dinner and went outside with their counselors to have a picnic dinner with their cabins and get to know each other.

Following supper, campers went into the chapel to learn about the rules and guidelines  at camp before worship and chapel time.

Tonight, our speaker Phil Campbell talked about Judges, and specifically focused on the story of Barak (found in Judges 4 and 5).

Then came a short period of free time while the staff got ready for the Variety Show. Staff members put on a handful of goofy skits to let the giggles out before bed!

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper what their favorite skit was from the variety show!

Campers are now back in their cabins for nighttime cabin devotionals, and then it’s lights out.

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Closing Adventure

This short week just flew past in the blink of an eye! It’s already time to say goodbye to our Adventurers!

Last night at the campfire, we had so much fun! We had one last round of “Gorilla Gets the Man,” worship, a story from Bobber Bill, and we went on a Lion Hunt! To close the night, we did our traditional “Praise God” yell towards the lake for all to hear.

 

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper what obstacles Bobber Bill and Rich had to go through with their horses on the Lion Hunt!

This morning, campers got up for polar dip, flag raising, learning their last memory verse (Colossians 3:14), and then breakfast.

 

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Once they finished their breakfast, they went back to their cabins to clean up and pack. After cleaning, campers got to go on one more cabin adventure with their counselors.

Afterwards, the closing rally began! The campers, along with their parents got to see the slideshow and video of all the fun stuff we did this week. Then, we headed outside to worship, announce prizes, and pie some staff members!

 

We also got to sing happy birthday to our wonderful Director of Youth Ministries Rich!

 

To close, we thanked God for a really great week!

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Campers then checked out of their cabins with their parent, and everyone joined us for a picnic lunch!

Take Camp Home: Ask your camper what their favorite memory from this week is!

This was a great week, and we are so thankful to have had such a great group of campers. We are praying for safe travels home! We hope your campers had a great week here, and we would love to see them again next summer! Long live the King!

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