Today was the last day of summer youth camps! We said goodbye to over 200 Super Kids after a really fun Closing Rally, which celebrated not only an amazing week of summer camp, but an amazing summer of ministry!
Campers and parents started off the Closing Rally by watching the slideshow and video show in the Main Hall. Then, we headed out to the Steps of the Faith. Campers showed off some of our favorite songs from the week (The Hippo Song, and the Butterfly Song). Then it was time to hand out prizes for Polar Dip, Gorilla Gets the Man, and the fishing competition!
After prizes, we heard a little bit from our speaker, Darla, who encouraged campers to remember that they were made by God, with His own hands. She wanted them to remember that God made them to be special, not because of anything that they can do, but because of who He says they are.
Then it was time to hear from Bobber Bill! We took a Love Offering for two summer camps in Ukraine that Camp Lebanon has been supporting for years. We also got to see the summer-long characters one last time, and see their story resolve.
Then it was time for every camper’s favorite part of the Closing Rally – PIES! Every camper gets the chance to memorize verses all week, and if they say the verses to their counselor, they get their name in the bucket to possibly get to pie a staff member of their choice! Staff say verses too, and also get to pie someone.
It was a grand finale to a grand summer! It’s hard to believe that summer 2019 is already over. Thank you, God, for a really great Super Kids 4…and a really great SUMMER!
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