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Junior High 2 – Day 5

Good evening from Camp Lebanon!  It has been a busy last full day as campers have soaked up each moment.

At Chapel last night we looked at God, the Mighty Savior, as he restores his people.

Ephesians 2:8-10 says: “For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

We saw that “SALVATION happens by the POWER of God through his GRACE for all who BELIEVE.”

Jon related God’s restoration in our lives to the process of Kintsugi.  Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the broken pieces with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.  This results in a piece of pottery that is whole and usable again but the piece also holds more value than the original.

Jesus’ saving work in our lives makes us whole again and allows us to have a relationship with God.  God is in the restoration business!!


During Chapel, Jon shared about his best friend passing away just after High School.  Jon wondered why something that was so hard and felt so wrong would happen.

Through this situation, he realized he was living for himself when he needed to be living for God.  It ended up changing the trajectory of his life.

Talk with your camper about hard things they are wrestling with.  How might God be using them despite what we can see?


Campers played Light Runner last night where they traveled to stations around Camp collecting glow sticks.  They had to avoid being caught by the station masters and the light boogers.

Ask your camper about the best strategies for making it back to base safely!

Today was sleep in day!!!  Campers and staff appreciated the extra rest as the day started an hour later than normal.

During morning free time, campers enjoyed more of the beautiful weather we’ve been blessed with as they played Wiffleball and Volleyball.  Campers have also been setting new personal records on the Disc Golf course that winds around Camp.  This has been a great spot for counselors to connect with campers at a deeper level during one-on-one times!

After a tasty lunch with turkey subs, chips, veggies and fruit, campers gathered to for the mail call skit.  After letters and packages were delivered, it was break out time for Clinics and Seminars.

Today campers could choose from the Tuesday/Thursday options which included Biblical Womanhood, Video games and God, Opposition, Discipleship, Improv and Football.

The four o’clock option today was soccer!  Campers gathered on the lower field during free time and enjoyed a friendly game.  While it may have been friendly, there was lots of competition.  One camper even scored his first header goal!

Over on the water front, Junior Highers were excited to try out a new water toy!  Camp added an inflatable Volleyball court in the shallow end of the swim area!  It was the perfect way to stay cool in the heat of the game!

Campers will gather for our last evening Chapel tonight before heading out to Bass Point for the Campfire!  As the week draws to a close we are thankful for the friends we have made and all the fun that has been shared!  More than anything, we are thankful for the work God is doing in campers hearts!!


Enjoy photos from your camper’s week at the link below!  Perfect to download, share, and print!

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