Senior High – Day Two

Last night, we had chapel under the stars!  Campers trekked up to the top of Hazzard Hill for a chapel service under the tent.  We sang some incredible worship songs and then heard from our speaker, Rocky.  He spoke about unity, and all the ways that we can be unified with one another.  Rocky compared this to being a “Momma Bear” to the people around us – through putting others before ourselves, avoiding gossip, and more.  He challenged campers to earnestly ask God to bring unity this week at Camp!

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Talk to your camper about unity in Christ.  What are some of the ways that Rocky encouraged unity?  How can we be more like a “Momma Bear” with our brothers and sisters in Christ?

Today was the first full day of Senior High Week – we started off with a 7:45 wake-up bell and a Polar Dip for the campers willing to brave the chilly Cedar Lake waters.  We had a wonderful pancake breakfast, and then everyone headed to the Steps of Faith for the big group photo.  Here’s a goofy version of the photo we took:

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Then campers headed into split Guys & Girls chapels.  Afterwards, campers had some morning Options and a Pop break, followed by Clinics and Seminars.  Campers get to attend 4 different seminars or clinics throughout their week.  These are sessions about a specific topic, where they are able to dive deeper than usual into a subject that interests them.  Some of today’s Clinic & Seminar options were “Christians in Sports,” “Spiritual Gifts,” “Cardio Dance,” and “ASL.”

TAKE CAMP HOME:  What clinics and seminars did your camper attend during the week?  Did they find any topics that they want to pursue and learn more about outside of Camp?

Then it was time for lunch!  We had chicken strips, chipotle mac ‘n’ cheese, salad, and fruit for dessert.  Then we showed campers the first of our Mail Call videos for the week.  This summer, the Senior High Mail Calls are a continuation of a story that started last summer (campers who missed last year’s story got to catch up today during Free Time if they wanted to)!

Free Time came next.  It was a beautiful day for swimming, ziplining, laser tagging, and crafting.  The crafts of the day today were mason jar glasses with lids, mugs with a design, or a special Senior High craft – a headphones holder.  Campers could also draw, make friendship bracelets, or make scrunchies!

Campers had fun in the swimming area today, particularly on the Rock-It and watermats.  Today was also the first day of Zipline and Laser Tag.

At Flag Lowering tonight, campers were introduced to the special themed meal.  Every night of Senior High, the summer and kitchen staff create a fun themed dinner for campers to enjoy.  Tonight’s theme was Bob Ross!  We decked out the dining hall with “happy trees” and “happy clouds,” covered tables with white paper so campers could color pictures, and the kitchen staff went all out with so much delicious, colorful food!  We had an array of fresh fruit, jello salad, and rice bowls with a choice of protein and veggies, and three delicious sauce options.  As a finale, there was a rainbow display of cupcakes for dessert.

After dinner, campers were invited to attend a baptism for a staff member and a camper!  It was so amazing to gather together on the lakefront to witness these individuals making the decision to proclaim their love for Jesus!

Campers had another Team Time this evening, followed by Canteen/Free Time before a Big Camp Game!  Then it will be on to Chapel up at the tent, with another message from Rocky.  More details to come in tomorrow’s blog!  To continue following the story of Camp this week, follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Don’t forget to download the Camp App for notifications and easy access to Summer Camp info!

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Senior High – Day One

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 FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Don’t forget to download the Camp App for notifications and easy access to Summer Camp info!

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Super Kids 2 – Day Five

Today is the last day of Super Kids 2!  Campers celebrated an amazing week with the epic Campfire Trek last night.  It was a beautiful night at the fire, singing songs, playing Gorilla Gets the Man, hearing more from Maryn, and shouting the Praise God yell across the lake.

Parents arrived for the Closing Rally, to watch the video of the week and slideshow.  Then we all headed out onto the Steps of Faith for the rally.  Campers who did the Polar Dip every day of the week got prizes, and we gave out prizes for the biggest fish caught.  Campers got to show off the actions to the different camp songs they had learned, including the Hippopotamus song.  We heard more from our speaker, Maryn, too!

Every Closing Rally, we take a Love Offering for another Camp somewhere in the world.  For years, Camp Lebanon has been supporting camps in Ukraine.  Campers and parents were so generous to give to these Camps, and all of their gifts go directly there.

Then it was time for pies to fly!  Campers say verses all week long, and if they can memorize them and recite them to their counselor, they get their name in the bucket to pie a staff member of their choice.

It has been an incredible week of Camp!  We are already missing these great 3-6 graders, and we can’t wait to hang out with them again next summer.

To continue following the story of Camp all year long, follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Don’t forget to download the Camp App for notifications and easy access to Summer Camp info!  Check your email inbox after the Closing Rally for an email with links to high quality photos from the week and a PDF document with some discussion questions for talking to your camper about their week at Camp!

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Super Kids 2 – Day Four

Last night, campers had a blast at our Carnival!  They played games, won tickets, ate popcorn, danced around to music, and even got to dunk their counselors in the dunk tank.  We had carpetball tournaments, different carnival games, and a slip ‘n’ slide too!  It was a ton of fun.

Then, at Chapel last night, Maryn told introduced campers to the Creator!  We learned all about him and the story of the Creator coming to our rescue.  We learned that, because of what happened at the Fall, we need a Savior.  Our Creator is Jesus, and He became human (“The Word became flesh”).  Jesus had power over Creation – He performed miracles of nature, time, and knowledge.  And our Creator, Jesus, died on the cross to save us.  God invites us to a new life in Jesus.  Maryn invited campers to talk with their counselors last night if they wanted to know more about accepting Christ.

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Talk to your camper about how we need Jesus.  How did Adam and Even disobey God?  What did Jesus do to save us from our sin?  Discuss more with your camper about what a new life in Jesus looks like for them – how can they live for Jesus every day?

Today, campers woke up to a little bit of sunshine and a little bit of rain on and off.  But the weather cleared up quickly and we had a gorgeous day of warm, sunny skies.  Campers Polar Dipped, ate some breakfast, cleaned their cabins, and went to Morning Chapel.  They had some Free Time and Cabin Adventure time with their counselors before gathering for lunch.

Then it was time for Mail Call and Toes-Up, followed by FREE TIME!  Today, with only a few sessions of Laser Tag and no zipline, campers mostly spent the day in the water!  There were tons of swimmers on this incredibly hot day, and also lots of campers hanging out on the Hub, playing carpetball in the game room, and doing lots of fun crafts.

Then it was time for Flag Lowering and dinner!  Campers had pizza tonight, with salad and giant chocolate chip cookies for dessert.  Then it was time for Chapel.  Tonight, Maryn talked about how our Creator is still alive and busy!  When Jesus died, it wasn’t for good.  He rose again and, because of that, we are new creations!  God is continuing to hold the universe together, creating new life, and making new Christians.  And He is getting heaven ready for us.  As God’s kids, we can have peace (God is in control), help (God has the power!), and hope (God knows the future)!

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Ask your camper about how God is still creating.  What are some examples of how He is alive and busy in the universe?  Read Psalm 139.  What does it mean to be “wonderfully made?”  Read 2 Corinthians 5:17.  What does it mean to be a new creation?  Talk about ways you and your camper might need some peace, help, and hope.  Pray together about those things!

After Chapel, campers had some Free Time to get some Canteen treats, put on some long pants and tennis shoes, and to get ready for the Campfire Trek!  In a few minutes we will head out to the campfire at Bass Point to sing some fun campfire songs, play some games, and hear a story from Bobber Bill.  Tomorrow, camper parents arrive for the Closing Rally.  We can’t wait to share the rest of this week’s memories with you!

To continue following the story of Camp all year long, follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Don’t forget to download the Camp App for notifications and easy access to Summer Camp info!  Check your email inbox tomorrow after the Closing Rally for an email with links to high quality photos from the week, the video of the week, and a PDF document with some discussion questions for talking to your camper about their week at Camp!

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Super Kids 2 – Day Three

Hello from the third day of Super Kids 2!  It’s been a great day of summer camp already, but first we should catch up on what happened last night.  We played a super fun game called Capture the Flag, with some fun Camp Lebanon twists thrown in.  There was lots of water and staff in costumes involved.  The sun was setting beautifully over the lake, and campers got to play several rounds of the game before heading off to a restful sleep!

Campers were also keeping their eyes open for God’s fingerprint in Creation, and they found a teeny tiny frog!  What a marvelous creature!

This morning, campers woke up to another beautiful Camp day.  Some went to Polar Dip, everyone had a delicious breakfast, and everyone met in the Main Hall for Morning Chapel.  Then it was time for Free Time and Cabin Adventure.  A bunch of cabins grouped up today to have cabin adventures together, including a couple of cabins who played Wiffleball in Legends Field, and two more that played a game of Water Dodgeball.  And another cabin learned how to make chevron friendship bracelets from their counselor!

Then it was time for lunch, before we had another Mail Call skit.  Campers are still getting to know our summer-long characters, and had some fun watching their antics again this afternoon before heading off to Toes-Up Time.

After Toes-Up, we had a special big Camp game – the Staff Hunt!  Campers wait in the Main Hall while almost our entire summer staff find places to hide all over Camp.  Then campers are released to go find them.  If they find a staff member, they get to push them in the lake!  It’s a classic game, and the staff this week didn’t even mind, since it meant they got to cool off in the lake on a very hot day.  And, of course, campers got to go swimming at Free Time, which started as soon as the game was over.

There wasn’t only swimming during Free Time, but lots of crafts (which moved into the air conditioning of the Main Hall for the afternoon), zipline, laser tag, and fishing!

Tonight, campers are looking forward to a yummy dinner, followed by one of the biggest events of the week – the Carnival!  Campers will get to play games, win tickets, and dunk their counselors in a dunk tank.  We’ll post pictures and share more about the Carnival in tomorrow’s blog post, along with a recap of tonight’s Chapel!

We’ve had a great day so far with all these amazing Super Kids!  Can’t wait to spend even more time with them tomorrow.  To continue following the story this week, follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Don’t forget to download the Camp App for notifications and easy access to Summer Camp info!

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Super Kids 2 – Day Two

Last night in chapel, campers got to meet Maryn Feyereisen, our speaker for the week!  She introduced herself by telling them 7 things about her, including the thing that makes her say “Awesome!”  She gave campers the assignment this week to look for God’s fingerprint while they are at Camp.

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Does your camper remember any fun facts about Maryn?  What are some of the things that they found around Camp that showed God’s fingerprints?

After chapel last night, campers had some Canteen time before the Staff Variety Show!  Counselors and other summer staff put on a fun show full of skits and jokes for the campers and it was so much fun.

This morning, after the wake-up bell, camper could go do the Polar Dip, jumping in the lake for a quick dip first thing in the morning before getting ready for the day and heading down to Flag Raising and breakfast.  After breakfast, campers went back to their cabins to finish Cabin Clean-Up.  Then we all met on the Steps of Faith for the All Camp photo!  Here’s the goofy shot:

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After Morning Chapel, campers had a little bit of Morning Free Time, followed by a Cabin Adventure.  For Cabin Adventures, campers go with their cabin groups and their counselor to do a cabin-only activity.  A few cabins joined together to play Wiffleball in Legends Stadium, or to play dodgeball on the tennis courts.  Other cabins played circle games, did chalk drawing, or played 9-square.  Another cabin made some crafts together!

Then it was time for lunch-line-up and Lunch time!  Today’s lunch meal was chicken tenders, mac & cheese, salad, and fruit for dessert.  After lunch, we had our first Skit time, where campers got to meet the summer-long characters and find out more about the ongoing story of the week.  Then they were sent off to their cabins to open up today’s mail and have some Toes-Up time – a chance to rest quietly in the cabin before Free Time fun!

Today, we had a fun game scheduled right before Free Time started, called the Pillowcase Scavenger Hunt.  Cabins packed up a single pillowcase with as many items as they could from their cabin, and brought it back to the Main Hall, where staff had a list of random items.  If they brought an item from the list, they got a point!

Then it was time for Free Time!  Swimming tests finished up, and then the beach opened for everyone to swim.  It was a super warm day, so the waterfront was busy for quite a while.  Zipline was open for a little bit, plus Laser Tag and the Craft Room.  Lots of kids beat the heat by playing carpetball in the Game Room, or drinking blue slushies in the shade.  At 4 o’clock, a bunch of kids ran down to the Lower Field for the Option, a game of Drip, Drip, SPLASH (a version of Duck, Duck, Gray Duck that involves a glass of cold water).  It was a super warm day, but everyone stayed hydrated and cool in their own ways!

Then it was dinner time!  First, we lowered the flag at the Steps of Faith and had a fun amphitheatric where some volunteer campers tried to move an Oreo from their forehead to their mouths, without using their hands.  It made for some pretty incredible facial expressions!

After dinner, we had our chapel session with Maryn.  Tonight, we talked about the Awesome Creation and lessons out of Genesis 1.  We learned that God is eternal, that He created out of nothing, that He created in 7 days, He created everything GOOD, and His highest creation was US (we are made in the image of God)!  Maryn said that this matters because life has purpose, and God has made us all special.

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Read Genesis 1 with your camper.  Take some time to name some of the things in Creation that make you say “Wow!”  What does it mean to be made in the image of God?  What are some “wow” things about us, God’s highest creation?

Tonight after chapel we’ll have a little evening Free Time with the Canteen open, and then we will play a big game of Capture the Flag before bed.  It’s been a busy, full day!  We can’t wait for even more fun tomorrow!

We can’t wait to hang out with these Super Kids, and to get to know our Awesome Creator this week at summer camp! To continue following the story this week, follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Don’t forget to download the Camp App for notifications and easy access to Summer Camp info!

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Super Kids 2 – Day One

Here they come!  Super Kids 2 has begun.  Campers started to arrive at 4pm for Check-In – meeting their counselors, running down to the waterfront to take their Swim Tests, and playing on the Main Hub before supper time.  We are so excited to greet these fun-loving 3-6 graders!

Before dinner, campers meet the staff and find out how Flag Lowering works.  Then it is a dinner of sub sandwiches, chips, veggies, and a brownie.  Campers get to hear the rules for the week, and then go on a tour of Camp with their counselors.  Counselors will explain things to them like how the Canteen works, or what a Buddy Check is.

Then it is time for our first chapel, where we’ll be meeting our speaker, Maryn Feyereisen, and getting ready to learn more about our Awesome Creator this week!

Tonight, before bed, campers will get to see the Staff Variety Show – a series of hilarious skits that have been put together by our summer staff!  It’s a great way to kick off a great week, and to bond cabin groups together with shared laughter.

We can’t wait to hang out with these Super Kids, and to get to know our Awesome Creator this week at summer camp! To continue following the story this week, follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Don’t forget to download the Camp App for notifications and easy access to Summer Camp info!

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Junior High 2 – Day Six

It was the last day of Junior High 2 today!  Campers welcomed their parents to Camp for the Closing Rally.  We started off with the Photo and Video Shows in the Main Hall, followed by a big rally out on the Steps of Faith.  We sang some fun songs, heard another message from Joe, and gave a Love Offering to a camp in Senegal.

Campers got prizes for the Polar Dip (if they did it every day), for the biggest fish, and for winning Gorilla Gets the Man!  We also introduced parents to the Hippo song.  We also got to meet the summer-long characters for the last time, and resolved their story.   

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Ask your campers about the summer characters – what were they up to all week?

Then it was time for pies to fly!  Campers to said verses all week were entered into the drawing to pie a staff member of their choice.

It was a great week of summer camp!  We loved having all of these incredible campers here this week – can’t wait for next year!  Thank you, God, for a really great Junior High 2!

To continue following the story throughout the year, follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Don’t forget to download the Camp App for notifications and easy access to Summer Camp info!  Check your inbox for an email that will include a link to the High Quality photos from the week.

TAKE CAMP HOME:  We’ve created a document that can help you have conversations with your camper about their week at Camp!  Check it out here.

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Junior High 2 – Day Five

Last night in chapel, Joe sent campers to go look at nature as a cabin for a while, and then gave them some time for reflective silence as they considered how they saw God in Creation and what nature had to teach them about God.  Campers had the chance to share some of the things they learned.

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Read the passages Romans 1:20 and Psalm 19-1-4.  God is not nature, but nature reminds us of who God is and displays His attributes.  Take a walk with your camper, or just sit outside with them, and take turns thinking of things in Creation that remind you of truths about the Creator.  This is a great time to just enjoy God and to dwell on those truths together.

Joe went on to explain that God wants to reveal Himself to us, in good and bad times.  He is not hiding from us, but He does want us to pursue Him and pay attention.  There are lots of things in the world that can distract us and keep us from seeing God.  These things aren’t necessarily bad, but they become bad if they get in the way of God revealing Himself to us.

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Joe talked about James 1:17 – “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”  God gives us good things that reflect His goodness.  Joe asked campers to reflect on the following:  What is one good and perfect gift in your life that is evidence of God’s goodness to you? What ultimately directs your attention to God because He put that good thing in your life? How does James 1:17 apply to your life?  “God wants to reveal Himself to me.” He’s not hiding, but He’s also not out in the wide open. We have to pay attention – His fingerprints are everywhere.  What is it that you have to start doing or stop doing in order to see and hear from Him?  Take some time to talk to your camper about their answers to these questions.

Today was SLEEP-IN DAY!  Campers and staff got an extra hour of sleep this morning, and it was wonderful.  It is the last full day of Camp, and these campers have been playing hard and learning a lot – it was good to get some extra rest before another great day at Camp.

The day started off like every morning at Camp – Wake-Up Bell, Polar Dip, Flag Raising, and Breakfast!  Campers hurried back to their cabins to do some cleaning.  Then it was time for TAG Time – campers get some time every morning to dig into God’s Word, pray, and just be quiet outside (TAG Time stands for Time Alone with God).

Then it was time for our last Morning Chapel sessions (split guys and girls), followed by some late morning Free Time before lunch.  Today’s lunch was hamburgers (with all the fixings), fries, apples, and chocolate malts.  Then another Mail Call skit.

Clinics and Seminars was next, followed by FREE TIME!  Today was really sunny and very hot, so the waterfront was super busy.  Lots of campers out on the Raft, the deep and shallow watermats, and the Rock-It!  And we had quite a few Corcl-ers today too!  Corcls are a cool little water toy/boat that campers can use in a designated spot close to the swimming area.  These are the only watercraft that campers can jump in and out of, but the real trick is figuring out how to stand up in one!

Today was the last chance to ride the Screamin’ Eagle Zipline or play Laser Tag.  There were also lots of campers in the Craft Room today, working on the Craft of the Day (decorating clipboards with paint or washi tape) or on other crafts from throughout the week.

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Did your camper make a craft during their week at Camp?  Have them teach you how it was done.  If your camper made a Tie-Dye shirt or another Tie-Dye item, take a pic and share it with us!  You can use the hashtag #CLtiedye, and tag us so that we can see it.

When Free Time was over, it was time for PIZZA NIGHT!  The last night of Camp is usually a big pizza party, with meat and cheese pizza options, salad, and cheesecake dessert.  After dinner, campers had the last Chapel of the week – we will recap that chapel in our final blog post tomorrow!

Our last night of Camp always ends with the Campfire Trek out to Bass Point.  We’ll hear another word from Joe, sing some crazy Camp songs, play a final round of Gorilla Gets the Man, and maybe even go on a Lion Hunt!  We will share more from tonight in tomorrow’s blog.  Parents arrive tomorrow for the Closing Rally – we can’t wait to share all of the memories with you!

To continue following the story throughout the year, follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Don’t forget to download the Camp App for notifications and easy access to Summer Camp info!  Check your inbox tomorrow for an email that will include a link to the High Quality photos from the week.

TAKE CAMP HOME:  We’ve created a document that can help you have conversations with your camper about their week at Camp!  Check it out here.

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Junior High 2 – Day Four

Last night, the cabins Ireland (a boy’s cabin) and New Zealand (a girl’s cabin) won the Volleyball Tournament!  The whole night up on the North 40 Field was so much fun – it was such an incredible bonding time for cabins, and it was a great opportunity for cabins to get their group pictures all dressed up in their uniforms and facepaint.

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Last night was our Volleyball Tournament! Campers trekked up to the North 40 Field for an epic volleyball showdown. Each cabin was their own team for the tournament, dressing in team colors, sometimes wearing face paint, and creating team cheers. Cabins played against each other and, between games, played soccer, 9-square, carpetball, or just enjoyed the music playing from the sound system. The night started off cloudy, but towards the second half of the tournament, the sun broke through the clouds in a beautiful way – a reminder of the blessing it is for us to play outside in God’s Awesome Creation! . . . #awesomecreator #summercamp #volleyball #juniorhigh #camplebanon #thefunnestfun

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After the Volleyball Tournament last night, campers went in to chapel to hear from our speaker, Joe.  To start, Joe had campers share with their neighbor what the most difficult thing has been for them since 6th grade.  He shared his own story of the difficulties he had switching between 5th and 6th grade, including struggles with anxiety and friendships.  He then went to Genesis and the story of the Fall (Gen 2:14-7; 3:6-8; 3:22-23).  Things went wrong, but there’s good news!  Joe shared from Ephesians 2:4-10:

4 “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Grace is a gift that we don’t deserve, and through it we are made new!  Jesus was dead, but he came back and was resurrected!  That’s why Jesus can resurrect us from our sin and death.  Joe said that believing this truth is the BEST THING EVER, and when you believe, you are a new creation!  Campers were given the chance to make that choice to believe, and to talk to their counselors about that decision if they wanted to.

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Read the passages listed above.  Talk to your camper about some of the hard things they might be experiencing in their lives now – with school, friendships, and other challenges.  How do they think that God’s grace in their lives can affect those things?  In what ways is God making them a new creation right now?

This morning, campers did the Polar Dip, had breakfast, cleaned their cabins, and had their morning TAG Time.  Then it was time for Morning Chapel, with guys and girls splitting up.  Morning Free Time and Cabin Time were followed by a yummy lunch of ham and cheese sandwiches, tater tots, salad, and fruit.

On to Clinics and Seminars!  Today, campers got to choose from the same options they had on Monday, just in case they missed one they were very interested in.  The Improv Clinic was popular today – the speaker, Joe, joined in with the fun.  They spent a big part of the session playing an improv game called “Freeze,” where a few campers start a scene and then anyone in the audience can shout “Freeze!” to interrupt and take someone’s place.  When the take someone’s place, they have to change what is happening in the scene.  It took everyone a little while to warm up, but by the end, the campers were having a blast making each other laugh.

Clinics & Seminars ended and campers headed in to Free Time!  All the usual fun began, including swimming, fishing, boating, and zipline & laser tag.  The Craft of the Day was to make a clock.  Campers could paint, color, or otherwise decorate the face of a white clock.  They could also do any of the crafts from the previous few days, including hair scrunchies (which a bunch of campers did today)!

It was a funny day weather-wise.  It stayed relatively warm, but the weather would change very suddenly from bright and sunny to windy and rainy.  Sometimes it even rained in the sunshine!  The zipline is particularly fun in the rain – as our Worship Leader, Matt, says, “It’s the only time you can go swimming AND ziplining at the same time!”

It’s been a great day!  After dinner tonight, Campers will go to chapel.  Then it will be time for Cabin Time, which is some special time for campers and their counselors to hang out doing an activity together.  Then we will have some evening Free Time (which will probably include Canteen!) before a Night Game called Bible Smuggler!

We will fill you in on the rest of tonight’s events in tomorrow’s blog! To continue following the story this week, follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Don’t forget to download the Camp App for notifications and easy access to Summer Camp info!

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