Camp Lebanon News: May 2018
April Snow Showers Bring May Flowers!
We thought the snow would never end and the ice never leave. But May eventually arrived and the ice finally left (May 4 was the official ice out, two weeks later than average). With Spring’s explosion of green has also come a burst of ministry blessings. Men’s Advance! opened the fun, with 105 on hand to learn God’s “Man Code.” After a couple of rental weekends, Camp guided two trips to the Circle ‘C’ Ranch, first for Dads N Lads (148 guests) and then Mother-Daughter (180). The big highlight for the boys was a visit from wrangler Chad Coppes, who used his horses for a “Parable of the Horse” teaching biblical character traits. The girls enjoyed a wagon full of “Yee-Hah!” along with insights from the Lord’s Prayer.
Up next was the Spring Young at Heart (38) and Senior Day (130+). “Showers of Blessing” with abundant SONshine were in the forecast. Young Adults (120+) kept the fires burning at YAR, even as Camp ramped up for another adventurous summer. With attendance running ahead of 2017, a great season of harvest is on the way. Pray!
‘Showers of Blessing’ Fall on Seniors
Blue skies. 75 degrees. Soft breeze off the lake. The weather for the Spring Senior Day was perfect, but guests still looked up, expecting “Showers of Blessing!” And God sent them! A total of 170 friends were on hand, blessed by an inspiring chapel, afternoon fun (vision tour, s’mores, pontoon rides, and zipline!), and a concert featuring “Fun with Dick and Jane.” In response, seniors blessed Camp with a love offering of $6143 to help with facility improvements and scholarships. Indeed, when the Father REIGNS, the SON shines!
How You Can Pray
- PRAISE! Spring Ministries: every event well-attended, greatly blessed of God!
- PRAISE! Hints of Summer: registrations for youth & family camps ahead of ’17.
- PRAISE! Estate Gift: $49,076 final donation from a 2007 Young at Heart guest.
- PRAISE! Summer Registrations Up 13%: As of May 14, 1300+ kids registered!
- PRAISE! Summer rental weekends filling with new groups! Limited openings.
- PRAISE! Volunteers: Friends helping with clean up, office projects, and site work.
- PRAY! Staff Opening: Registrar. Hope to fill in time for fall help.
- PRAY! Summer Staff Training – pray for the team as they prep for a great summer of ministry!
- PRAY! Plans for a new gym and lodge approved – Pray for wisdom!
Read more in the full Camp Lebanon News (May 2018) by Bobber Bill! Other exciting news from Camp:
- Read the latest Camp Journal: 2018 Spring Events!
- Register for Summer Camp – there’s still room!
- Are you at least 14 years old and a highschool student? Or do you know one? Check out this video about our D3 Discipleship Program!
- Summer is just starting, but we are already thinking about fall! Fall Retreats: Father-Daughter, Men’s Retreat, Women’s Retreat, & Fall FIRE!
Book Your Next Retreat with Us! Camp Lebanon is an ideal getaway for your family, church, business, or other small to mid-sized gatherings. And we are open year-round!