Our summer camp season came to an end over the weekend and as sad as that is we are already looking forward to the fall retreat in October and the start of planning for next year.
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We officially end another incredible week at camp! This week has been absolutely incredible; from the evening services, to night games, to everything in between, we all had a blast!
E-Rock and The Rippers led us in worship all week and we learned a special song in Creole, one of the official Haitian languages, led by Emily Heckman. This song became a camp favorite and everyone seemed to pick up the tune and even the words very quickly. Our evangelist, Jeremy, night after night brought the Word of God to life and challenged us to dive deeper into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
There were several lives changed this week, including my own. I found each night I was encouraged and also convicted in different aspects of my life and I think it is safe to say, the rest of the staff and all the campers feel the same way.
We also had a bunch of fun games and activities throughout the week! From a classic game of pirates, to 8-way soccer, to traveling all around camp after “the plane crash” trying to find the doctor and convince the spoilers to let you go with impeccable acting skills, every day was filled with laughter and building memories.
Here is a slideshow recapping our week together, hope you enjoy it!
Today was everyone’s favorite, sleep-in day! Instead of going to classes in the morning, we ventured around camp in three groups: one went to the tabernacle, one to the craft shop, and one to the challenge course.
While at the challenge course, I was struck by the way everyone worked together and spoke words of encouragement to their group mates. One particular obstacle, Woosey, where the campers would partner off and attempt to walk on a balance beam as the beams spread farther and farther apart. Meanwhile, the rest of their team acted as spotters and were their to catch them if they fell off the beam.
As I was watching this challenge and listening to the group talk through who was walking across, who was spotting, I saw a picture of the Body of Christ. Many times in life, we are forced to walk on a beam that spreads us thin and we must rely on their friends to support and guide us through life.
In the tabernacle, the campers took the rocks that they have been writing on all week and carried them to the path by the chapel by the stream and lined the pathway with them, letting the work Christ has done this week.
At the craft shop, the campers made Mosaics and created an art piece that represented what God did in their life this week at camp.