Slip ‘n Slide and Thunderstorms

First off, I think you’ll be happy to know that those two events did not take place at the same time. We like to promote safety here at Delanco Camp and we did successfully, if I do say so myself.

Today started like a typical day at Camp. It was hot. Now, when I say hot, I don’t mean like ‘Man, who cranked up the heat in here?!’ hot. I mean like ‘When did the sun move about 3 million miles closer to the Earth?!’ hot. It was near unbearable. Lots of humidity, little breeze and few clouds to provide us with any relief, which made the swim test all the more of a necessity to the average person looking to beat the heat.

After the swim test came another way to beat the heat, the Slip ‘n Slide, which took place on the soccer field and was an instant success, as a great number of us took the opportunity to beat the heat again.

While we were there, Shannon Harris and some other counselors took the opportunity to perform a rain dance, which as you may have guessed it, brought the rain within an hour of the performance and boy, did it rain.

The lake was closed and we were all forced to scurry inside but, I don’t think any of us cared as the formerly unbearable temperature dropped at least 10 to 15 degrees. One could tell that many people were relieved by the decrease of the temperature.

Then we went to the evening service spoken by our speaker this week, Ron Smith. His sermon will be posted for your listening pleasure as soon as we can work out the kinks of posting audio files with a really slow internet connection. 🙂


And so it begins…

Today marked the beginning of the 112th Camp Meeting. As the campers, both adults and kids, began to file on to the grounds, the excitement began to fill the air as another Camp season began to dawn on us. Much tomfoolery took place, such as little children picking up sticks and beating them against trees (much to the concern of some parents), parents and children alike ran into the lake to splash each other. Ah yes, we begin yet again, treading down a familiar path with some familiar and some new faces. Let the excitement set in as we begin an exciting journey throughout this summer.

On a side note, I regretfully say that we cannot give you the sermon of this evening as we were experiencing technical difficulties with our sound board. But, we are back up and running now and should be able to bring you the sermon tomorrow night.

Good night from Delanco Camp!

PS ’10 Profile: Elisa, kitchen

Name: Elisa
Age: 17, soon to be 18
Years on Permanent Staff: One prior to this year
Years attending Delanco Camp: Approximately since birth. haha.
Hometown: Sewell
School: Home school
Home Church: Trinity UMC
Occupation: n/a
Nickname: Rambo
Favorite Food/s: Mashed potatoes or bagel bites.
Favorite Band/s: Regina Spektor
Favorite Movie/s: Moulin Rouge/ the princess bride
Favorite Sports team/s: don’t really like sports. lol
Favorite Cereal: lucky charms.
Favorite Candy: take 5 bars
Actor you’d like to play you in a movie: Beyonce.
Favorite Bible Verse: 1 John 3 18-19 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence
Elevator testimony (a version of your testimony that could be told in an elevator) I grew up in the church and did the “church thing” all my life. once I got a little older that wasn’t enough and I went to camp and recommitted my life to Christ and have been striving to live my life in light of that since.
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