Friday Farewell!

This week of Junior High 3 has been AMAZING!  What a blessing to spend this week with such incredible teenagers who passionately seek after truth and play so hard!  Our staff is exhausted but invigorated by their time spent with these campers, and we are very sad to see them go.

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We had our Closing Rally this morning – parents and guardians arrived to pick up their campers, and we treated them to some action songs, the giving out of prizes, and a word from our speaker.

Mark Allen gave the campers a quick recap of what he had talked about this week, and left them with a challenge as they go forward into the new adventures ahead.

“This week at Camp we focused on owning your faith. Jesus tells us that we find life via a small gate and a narrow path (Matthew 7:14). It is when we choose him intentionally and learn to know him personally that we really find a life worth living. Many students still live in their parent’s basement when it comes to faith and Jr. High is a great time to move out and make your faith your own. It is so important because this generation of students is 40% religiously unaffiliated and the percentage of atheists has doubled from their parents’ generation to theirs. We need more students living for Jesus among their generation! I am praying God would move these students to make a difference in their world for Jesus.”

After the message and a Love Offering for our partner camps in Ukraine, we drew names from our verse buckets!  Campers got to memorize verses all week, and their name went into the bucket for each verse they were able to say to their counselor.  If chosen, they got to pie whichever staff member they wanted!

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With a final “Thank you, God, for a really great WEEK!” campers headed home with their parents.  Camp is so excited to watch these teenagers head out into the world and a brand new school year.  We know that they are going to be doing great things for Jesus in their churches, schools, and communities!  Can’t wait for next summer!

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For full-sized versions of this week’s photos, go to our Google Drive Album!

Thank You God for a Really Great Summer!

Our final day of Camp for summer 2017 is over. We are so thankful for all of the fun and learning that happened this summer, and we are grateful for all of the opportunities to grow close to God that this summer presented.

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Our closing rally today featured prizes for the Polar Dip and fishing, as well as a video show of the week, a final message from our speaker Nate Miller, and a love offering for Source of Life Camp in Ukraine. We had the biggest offering of the summer today, and we are already amazed at all of the ways that God is going to use those gifts to grow his Kingdom.

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It has been an amazing summer, and we are so excited for what God is going to do at Camp Lebanon this fall and next summer. THANK YOU GOD FOR A REALLY GREAT SUMMER!

Here’s a link to the Facebook album with more pictures from the week: Super Kids 4

 

 

Pies and Goodbyes

What a wonderful week! We are sad to say goodbye to all of the junior highers that were here this week. This week was full of laughter, learning, and new friendships, and we are thankful for all of the campers that came.

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We ended our week with a delicious breakfast of cinnamon rolls and cereal, and then we enjoyed our last mail-call before the closing rally. Our closing rally featured a video slideshow of the week, our favorite worship songs, a love offering for Source of Life Camp in Ukraine, prizes, and of course, throwing pies into the faces of our favorite staff members. Today, Maddy, Nolan, and Lizzy are full of whipped cream to celebrate memorizing Scripture.

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As we say goodbye, we are praying that these campers remember everything that they learned this week. Thank you God for a really great Junior High 3!!!

Here’s a link to the Facebook album with more pictures from the week: Junior High 3

Thank You God for a Great SuperKids 3!

Super Kids 3 came to a close this morning after a wonderful week. Even though it was raining at Camp, we still ended the week on a high note with a wonderful closing rally inside.

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During the closing rally, we watched the video show of the week, sang some of our favorite worship songs, took an offering for Source of Life Camp in Ukraine, and we heard a final message from our speaker Frank Lanier. We have learned so much from Frank this week! We also celebrated another session of LIT graduates, and together we prayed for some of our summer staff members that are departing from us today.

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We had a wonderful week here with this crazy group of Super Kids, and we are excited to see them all back here next year! Thank you God for a really great week!

Here’s a link to the Facebook album with more pictures from the week: Super Kids 3

Thank You God for an INCREDIBLE Week!

Our closing day of Senior High Camp for 2017 was sweet. It is always hard to say goodbye to new and old friends, but we are incredibly grateful for this week and the ways that God worked through every part of it.DDD_0023 copyDDD_0032 copy

Today, we enjoyed a closing rally that featured an incredible video slideshow, prizes, a short graduation ceremony for all the campers that graduated high school this year, a final word from our speaker Nate Miller, and of course, pies flying. Emily, Mitchell, and Asher will smell like whipped cream for weeks, but it’s all for the sake of celebrating Scripture.

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We had an incredible Senior High week this year, and we saw God move in so many different, unexpected, and exciting ways. See you all next year!

Here’s a link to the Facebook album with more pictures from the week: Senior High

It’s All About the Finish Line

We reached the finish line of this week of Camp, and although the last day of Camp is always full of sad goodbyes, we still rejoiced in the end of a great Super Kids 2.

Our last day of the week featured a video slideshow from the week, some of our favorite worship songs, a love offering for Source of Life Camp in Ukraine, and a final message from our speaker Wendy Gordy. She reminded us how important it is that we have finished the race and won the victory! We ended our closing rally today with PIES flying in the faces of some of our favorite staff members to celebrate memorizing Scripture throughout the week.

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We are incredibly thankful for the 200+ kids that were here at Camp this week. We enjoyed great weather, a lot of laughter, and we are leaving feeling filled up by new friendships.

Thank you God for a really great week!

Here is a link to the Facebook album with more pictures from the week: Super Kids 2

The End of a Great Week

We ended our first Junior High week of the summer with a lot of laughter and hard goodbyes. We had a tasty breakfast of cinnamon rolls and cereal, we enjoyed the video slideshow that our videographer Noah made for us, and we heard our speaker Phil Campbell encourage us one last time.

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During the closing rally, we took a love offering for our sister camp in Ukraine, we danced to our favorite Camp songs, and we celebrated keeping God’s Word in our hearts by throwing pies! Today, Nick, Noelle, and Wesley were the victims of the pie, and these campers will keep the memory verses in their minds forever.

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We are thankful for all of the fun, safety, good conversations, and important lessons that we had this week. See you next year!

Here is a link to the Facebook album with more photos from this week: Junior High 1