It’s one of the biggest weeks of the year at Camp Lebanon. Camp loves Senior Highers, and the staff loves to create a unique week of programming that feels one-of-a-kind and different than anything that we’ve done all summer long. There are many campers here who have been at Camp Lebanon their whole lives, and some even work on the D3 and Junior Staff teams, so our Senior Summer Staff love the challenge of giving these campers a new and exciting Camp experience.
Campers arrived at 4pm and started filling in Camp, meeting their cabin mates and counselors, taking their swim tests, and making the Hub area a fun hang out space. Campers played 4-square, 9 square, and Octoball while they waited for the Opening Rally, where they would meet the staff and find out some basic rules for the week. After the rally, cabins were put into their teams for the week, with 3 cabins making a team. During this first Team Time, campers and counselors got to know each other and started to come up with a Team name and a Team cheer!
At dinner time, campers got a special surprise – Pizza Delivery! Then they continued their Team Time until it was time to introduce their Team to the rest of Camp. Everyone gathered on the Steps of Faith and each Team got to perform their cheer for the rest of the campers.
Then another surprise – Sundaes on a Sunday! Campers were served some delicious ice cream sundaes before some evening Free Time & Canteen.
Chapel was to follow, after a trek up to the big tent on the hill. Tonight campers will meet our speaker for the week, Rocky Hovda, from Willmar, MN. We’ll fill you in on what Rocky’s first chapel session was about tomorrow.
It’s been a great first day with these amazing high schoolers – we can’t wait to see what God has in store for this week. To continue following the story of Camp this week, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Don’t forget to download the Camp App for notifications and easy access to Summer Camp info!