We can’t believe it’s our last week of the summer, but we’re going to end on a high note! We’ve had a lot of fun so far during Super Kids 4 – here’s what we did on Sunday and Monday…
All of us on summer staff were pumped and ready to dive into our last week when campers arrived on Sunday! After the kids checked in, they had the chance to take care of some things like the swim test, camp tour, and settling into cabins. We also had some dinner and heard about the rules for the week.
Next up was chapel! We sang some great songs and met our speaker for the week, Nate! Nate talked about the part of the Bible where Jesus talked about being “born again” and how it’s not a literal rebirth. Throughout the rest of the week, he’ll be talking about our quest for Truth!
After chapel was canteen (yay!) and the staff variety show! We went all out for our last performance of the summer, and by the end of the show, the stage was covered in water and pie – the sign of a classic variety show!
We love when people are excited to come to Camp!
Campers arrived on Sunday ready to have tons of fun!
After check-in, campers had a chance to take their swim test.
Instead of the usual cabin cheer, Hannah challenged us to come up with a cabin rap!
The cabin raps were really funny!
On Sunday, we met our summer-long characters Captain Kyper and her robot pall M4-R14H.
Picnic dinners are great!
Singing crazy action songs in chapel is so fun!
Super Kids, we’re happy to see you!
In chapel, Nate talked about being “born again” while Weston tried to fit in a baby carrier.
What’s a staff variety show without some messiness?
Monday was our first full-day experience this week, and it was awesome! It started out at 7:40 for the Polar Dip (a chance for an early morning dip in the lake), followed by flag raising and breakfast! When we were done eating, we squished together at the Steps of Faith for the all-camp picture. (After several minutes of silliness, we finally managed to get a good one.)
Our morning was filled up by skills time. Throughout the week, our cabin groups will rotate through six different skills: Outdoor Survival 1 (fires and forts), Outdoor Survival 2 (plants and orienteering), Canoeing, Archery, Space Adventure (where we learn more about stuff related to our space theme), and Team-Building. Our two sessions a day are split up by morning chapel. Yesterday, counselor Kenn talked about the Bible and gave us tips for finding things more easily using the Table of Contents and verse references.
We really worked up an appetite for lunch, but then we definitely needed a nap during Toes Up time… which recharged our energy for the Staff Hunt! After we pushed almost every staff member in the lake, we went straight into free time! There were so many activity options – swimming, boating, crafts, octoball, and zip-line were just a few!
Before dinner, we saw another installment of the Adventures of Captain Kyper. This time, Captain Kyper and M4 rescued the planet Ahecknah from an infestation of giant space spiders!
Our evening was filled out by Free the Hostage (a more-complicated version of Capture the Flag where you have to find two staff members hidden on opposite ends of Camp), canteen, and chapel. Nate talked about searching for Truth in the wrong places and told the story of the woman at the well and how she was looking for life in things other than God.
It’s going to be an awesome week! Please pray that we can all stay safe, have fun, and learn more about God!
We found SO many staff members during the Staff Hunt!
Thanks for sharing with us in chapel this morning, Kenn!
Yeah, this is right after his first bullseye and right before his second. No big deal.
Canoeing is such a fun skill to learn!
The staff tried to hide in pretty tricky places, but we found them all!
Hooray for zip line!
We all got to say hi to Lexi before going down the zip line!
There are so many fun crafts to do.
King of the Saturn!
Super Kids sure love fishing!
During the game, the “berserkers” ran around splashing us with water and tagging us!