What an incredible week of Adventurers Summer Camp! We had a great time with all of these 1st-4th graders and it was a great day for celebrating with our Closing Rally. Parents, grandparents, and friends arrived at 11am to see the Photo & Video Shows, before heading out to the Steps of Faith for the Closing Rally events!
Campers received their prizes for Polar Dip, the Carnival contest, Gorilla Gets the Man, and the Fishing Tournament! Then we sang some songs and heard again from our speaker, Bobber Bill!
Here’s a message from Bobber Bill for parents & kids:
Our focus on the Awesome Creator began with a look at His Awesome Creation from Genesis 1. Because God is the source of life, life is precious and has purpose. And because God made us, each individual boy and girl is special! The good news: God wants us to know Him. He reveals Himself in His creation (just look at those stars!), in His “love letter” (the Bible), and in His Son. We also learned the Creator’s name (Jesus!) and used a dramatic allegory to help the kids understand that the Creator himself entered humanity in order to seek and to save that which is lost. But the Creator didn’t stop creating on the sixth day!
Today Jesus continues to hold the universe together (Col. 1:16-17), create new life (Psalm 136), make new creations (2 Cor. 5:17), and prepare heaven for His followers (John 14:1-4). Our Awesome God can be trusted and because He loves life, so do we. Best of all, the Creator fixes broken people. My closing challenge to both kids and parents was to keep looking for the Awesome Creator’s signature and fingerprints. They are to be seen everywhere! We also sent them home with daily devotions from Keys for Kids. Families will have a full supply of scriptural encouragement to get them growing in Christ through the whole year until it’s time to come back to Camp next summer!
To finish off the Rally, we of course had to draw the names of campers who said their verses all week! We drew the names of two girls (they said a LOT of verses this week!), and one boy, who got to pick a staff member to pie in the face!
We had such an amazing week with these campers! We can’t wait to see you next summer!
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