Greetings from camp! I would love to fill you in on what we have been up to in the past 24 hours. From previous blogs you may anticipating a volleyball tournament and a surprise at the canteen.
Well, the volleyball tournament was scheduled to take place Tuesday morning into the afternoon. The atmosphere also scheduled rain and T-storms during that time. Watching how the storms were developing throughout the morning, the chance of thunder decreased and the tournament moved forward as planned. While it was raining at the start, the weather could not dampen the upbeat attitude as campers and staff served up fun, cheering their cabin and team members through each game.
Taking place on the North 40, there was an abundance of activities to try. While often playing or cheering for their teammates, cabins could jump in a game of nine square or try out the slip-n-slide. There was an abundance of jokes and laughter as campers danced and played with rec equipment near the DJ. Lunch was served at the Eagles Nest making the tournament a special experience full of fun memories.
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Talk with your camper about the Volleyball Tournament! Did any funny moments happen? Any big saves? What was their favorite activity when they were not playing?
Free time followed the tournament along with an Outer Space themed dinner. Cabins had a period of time to work with their team before evening chapel. Jenni spoke about the Hope that we have in Christ. While originally planning a different message, she felt like God wanted her to share specific truths. Together, we walked through more foundational truths, pausing to see how God is merciful and gracious. He does not weigh our sin against us.
Sin is a stench to God. While it separates us from him, he does not weigh our value based on the sins we have committed. We cannot save ourselves from sin, Romans 5:6-8. God knows this and made a way, Titus 3:4-5.
Jenni encouraged campers not to be disheartened by doubt. Jesus did not repromand Thomas when he doubted, rather Thomas was invited to place his hands in Jesus’ side (John 20:26). She invited campers to brings questions to staff. It is a good thing to wrestle with big questions about our faith.
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Ask your camper if there are any big questions they were wrestling with at camp this week. What did God teach them? What questions are still present?
The surprise eluded to earlier and in yesterday’s blog came after chapel. Coffeehouse took place not in the canteen, but in the Chalet. The main hall was transformed into an inviting space with couches for campers to enjoy live performances from staff and their peers. Campers could get a drink from Turtle Bay coffee bar before spending the evening together at Coffeehouse or in the Hub. It was a sweet night of fellowship for all.
The Polar Dip group was a little smaller this morning as campers caught an extra few minutes of sleep before getting ready for the day. Campers learned the rest of our memory verse for the week, John 11:25-26. “Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live even though he die. And anyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Enjoy photos from your camper’s week at the link below! Perfect to download, share, and print!