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Super Kids 1 – A Campfire Trek Adventure!

It’s the last full day of Super Kids 1!  Last night in chapel, it was time to Meet the Creator.  Our speaker Wendy taught us “Truths about the Creator” from John 1:1-18; 3:16-18.  Jesus is the 2nd Person in the Holy Trinity, and He (the Creator) became a CREATURE (“The Word became flesh” John 1:14).  Jesus showed “Creation Power” through Miracles of nature, time, and knowledge.  And Jesus, the Creator, died to save us by taking our place on the cross.   Campers learned that God loves them, God wants them with Him forever, and He invites us to say ‘YES!’ to Jesus!

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Campers had the opportunity to hear the gospel last night and respond.  Take some time to ask your camper about their relationship with Jesus!  What did they learn about Him this week at camp?

This morning, campers woke up to a cool, sunny day without a rain cloud in sight!  We started off the day with a chilly Polar Dip, yummy breakfast, cabin clean-up, and Morning Chapel.  Our Director of Youth & Family, Rich Olson, talked to the campers about the devotional books that they will be going home with after this week.  Then cabins split off to learn from their counselors about how to have time with God every day.  The devotional books, Keys for Kids, will be sent to campers over the course of the year to help them develop a consistent prayer and devotional life outside of Camp!

Then it was time for some morning Free Time and Cabin Adventures.  Today, archery and the BB gun range were both open, not to mention all of the Hub games like four square, volleyball, 9-square, and Octoball.

Lunch today was ham and cheese sandwiches, tater tots, and salad, with fruit for dessert.  Then campers were invited into the Main Hall for a surprise mail call with the summer-long characters.

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Ask your campers about mail calls during camp.  Who were the summer- long characters, and what happened in the video on Wednesday?

After mail call, campers went to their cabins for some rest during Toes-Up Time, while staff got ready for Free Time fun!  It was a great day for a swim, and lots of campers headed to the beach, while everyone who still needed to take their trip down the zipline made their way to the top of the hill for their ride.  The Craft Room was busy, as was Laser Tag!  And lots of campers showed up for the 4 o’clock option of Dodgeball on the volleyball court!

Tonight was Pizza Night!  The Camp kitchen made delicious meat and cheese pizzas, salad, and monster cookies for dessert.   Then it was time to head in for our last chapel of the week!  Wendy talked about how the Creator is STILL CREATING!  He is alive and busy, holding the UNIVERSE together (Colossians 1:16-17), creating NEW LIFE (Psalm 139), making NEW CREATIONS (2 Corinthians 5:17), and getting HEAVEN ready for us (John 14:1-4)!  We learned that our Awesome Creator can always be TRUSTED, that He loves LIFE (so should we!), and that He FIXES broken lives!

After Chapel, it was Canteen Time before the Campfire Trek!  Campers bundled up in sweatshirts, put on some bug spray, and grabbed some candy for the trip before taking the hike out to Bass Point.  It was a beautiful night for a campfire.  We sang some fun campfire songs, and then Wendy told us a story from the Bible, with campers acting it out.  Then it was time for the Campfire tradition of the Lion Hunt with Bobber Bill!

TAKE CAMP HOME:  Ask you child about the Lion Hunt.  Where did Bobber Bill take us on the lion hunt this time?  Do they remember what we found at the end of the hunt?

Now it is off to bed before a big day tomorrow!  Parents come for the Closing Rally at 10am, and we are so excited to tell them all about this amazing week of Super Kids 1!

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