Finishing Strong for Junior High 3!

It’s the last day of Junior High 3!  It feels like these awesome teenagers just got here, and we are already sad to get ready to say goodbye.  Thursdays are for making some really great memories with camp friends, and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to do that!  The sun is shining, the lake is cool, and everyone is looking forward to our traditional Campfire Trek tonight!

Today started with a little gift to our campers (and staff!) in a sleep-in day!  Campers got an extra HOUR of sleep this morning, which was much needed.  After breakfast and TAG time, campers split up for Men’s and Women’s Morning Chapel.

Then came lunch (chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, salad, and fruit for dessert!) and Clinic & Seminars.

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Ask your camper what Clinics & Seminars they went to this week at Camp!  What was their favorite, and why?

Mail Call came next, and campers were treated to a fun skit out on the Waterfront – someone had stolen the mail, and one of our staff members went to save it!

Free Time came next and, by now, you know what that means…

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If campers weren’t at the waterfront playing 9-square…

…they were at the Screamin’ Eagle Zipline, in the Craft Room, or relaxing with their friends playing Hub games like four square, 9-square, and octoball.

The afternoon option was a game of Ultimate up on the North 40 Field!

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The evening bell ran for flag lowering and dinner (Calzones, salad, and cheesecake!), and then campers went immediately into their final Chapel service of the week with Mark Allen.

Tonight, Mark talked about how life is full of highs and lows, and that God is present in all of them.  He spoke from the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 19, when Elijah was experiencing a very “low” point.

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Read through 1 Kings 19 together and discuss it.  Compare that passage to other lows in life (ask your camper if they can remember the story that Mark told about another very high and very low point in his own life).  What are ways that we can remember God’s presence in the midst of the highs and the lows?

Tonight is the campfire!  We’ll sing some fun songs, hear another word from our speaker, and maybe even go on a Lion Hunt.  Tomorrow we will say goodbye – but first we want to thank God for the amazing week He has given us together by making some fun memories on the last night!

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