Over 200 Junior Highers have arrived at Camp Lebanon and we can’t wait to spend a full week with them, investigating God’s Word, playing crazy games, and bonding with cabin teams! There’s a lot to look forward to this week, but even the first day of Camp has some great adventures!
Campers arrived this afternoon to a medieval-themed Camp, including a bell tower “castle,” staff members dressed up as knights, and watermelon dragons at dinner. It’s hard to miss the theme for the summer – “Knights of the Lord’s Table.” Don’t forget to cheer “To Victory!”
After a delicious dinner of sloppy joes, “dragon scale” chips, veggies, and cookies, Campers spent some time getting to know their cabin mates for the week. Counselors take the opportunity of the first meal together to ask “get to know you” questions and help campers meet their cabin mates.
Campers sang some crazy actions songs, learned some of the guidelines for having a great week, and got a quick tour of Camp from their counselors! Then it was time for chapel with our speaker for the week, Mark Allen.
Mark started off the week by talking about how we all come to Camp with things that we need to let go of, things we need to talk about, and things that God already knows about. He talked through the passage of Matthew 16:13-19.
TAKE CAMP HOME: Talk to your camper about this passage of Scripture. Campers were asked how they would answer Jesus’ question – ask your camper what they think about who Jesus is after a week at Camp!
After chapel, campers will head outside to enjoy some evening free time (including Canteen) before the big variety show! Staff put on “Ye Olde Staff Theater” on the first night of camp – skits and shenanigans galore! Laughter is a great way to close out a wonderful first day.