Manic Monday

It’s another manic Monday here at Summer Youth Camp 2015! After a brief calisthenics session, Monday opened with our first delicious breakfast at July Camp, prepared by our outstanding kitchen staff, Dave Rodebaugh, Desirae Naumann, Joe Lau, and Tracy Ohlmann.

This camp’s chaplain, seminary student Ben Libby, opened the day’s Bible lessons with a devotion focused on the contrast between the world’s view of love and the true love that God shows for us. Religion classes continued this theme of God’s perfect example of love on the cross. The theme, “Calibrated in Christ,” was especially appropriate in light of the extreme contrast in the world’s and God’s views of love. Even Christians need that time to recalibrate their viewpoint into the proper, Godly definition of love.

After religion classes, the first activity sessions included field games, arts and crafts, and “megacards.” Paracord survival bracelets, t-shirt bracelets, and marshmallow guns were a bit hit at arts and crafts.

Ultimate Team Competition was a challenge to get a balloon across the gym using only a pool noodle. Meanwhile, other teams’ players were stomping balloons, counselors were slowing them with fans, and other campers made it difficult to find a clear path across the playing floor. The eight teams were awarded points every time one of their members successfully crossed.

Pool time was a great way to beat the July heat for a time!

Music in the Academic Center was an uplifting session of praise. It’s always humbling to hear the Lord’s praises coming from so many voices.

Monday’s nightly activity, a camp favorite, and annual tradition was Bunco! It’s a dice game with partners that everyone can play at the same time. At the end of the night, the camper with the most winning games was awarded a prize from the canteen!

Campers were sent to bed to recharge for more fun tomorrow.

We thank the Lord for all the parents who have entrusted their children to our care and for the great weather and fun that we’ve had already this week!

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