It’s a Monday.

IMG_8412Monday morning started nice and early with calisthenics at 6:45. After a refreshing jog and some stretches to get us going for the day we headed down to a yummy breakfast of coffee cake, cereal, bananas and orange juice.

Chapel in the gym then we were off to our Religion classes. Each class is split up by grade and led by one or two counselors who have prepared lessons under direction from our Camp Pastor, Matt Hanel.

Morning activities brought everyone back to the gym to split off into their chosen session. Choices ranged from archery to arts and crafts. Kite flying to capture the flag. Slacklining, yoga and Sweatin’ to the Oldies with some 80’s inspired counselors leading the herd!

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Many of the campers and counselors favorite meal was served for lunch: meatballs with potatoes and a side of green beans, strawberries and bananas topped off such a delicious spread.

Free time before the first Ultimate Team Competition (UTC). All the campers were split up into 12 teams. Each team was assigned a counselor to lead them throughout the week. Everyone headed down to the softball field and they were all given several large stacks of cardboard boxes to create their own “Angry Bird” type structure. The wind made things tricky but each team rose to the challenge. After spending much time carefully and delicately constructing each tower, in true Camp fashion, each team then took to the slingshots to bring down their handiwork and even charged the rubble to finish the job.

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First group was off to pool with the second group close behind. The hot sun got most everyone in the water and those daring enough took to the high dive. Pool time was enjoyed for a little over an hour before thunder cleared the waters. We headed back to Camp a little bit early and enjoyed some relaxing free time before a supper of tator tots, chicken sandwiches, veggies and jello.

Music (a camp favorite) is able to be held in the newly renovated Amphitheater this year. Thank you Leave It Better!

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UTC Teams split up and scattered around the campus for nightly discussion group time. Then back to the gym for another round of “WHAT’S IN THE BOX?!”. This is a new thing at camp this year and so far it seems to be a hit! Campers enter a raffle by filling out a slip every day with questions related to camp. We come up with a wide assortment of prizes and the campers then have the choice of choosing that prize OR forfeiting that prize and risking it all for “WHAT’S IN THE BOX?!”

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A round of ‘Happy Birthday’ for Mr. Sherman Kettner and birthday popsicles, thanks to a donation from his family.

It’s loud on the campus of Immanuel Lutheran this evening, you may have guessed it if you were driving by. BUNCO! It’s hard to explain just how loud and crazy it gets with 130 kids and counselors rolling dice and squealing with glee at each lucky roll. We thought we’d show you because you need to see this for yourself. It’s 100% insane and we LOVE it!

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MONDAY PICTURES HERE!

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