“I’m really glad you folks are here,” and “you guys are family and we want to keep working with you.”
Those are just a couple of the statements by Scott Stephens, director of the Camp Cotubic facility during the week that United Youth Camps conducted its teen camp for the northeast region of the U.S. Additionally, other staff that work at the facility all summer long commented that our teens are the most respectful and well-behaved kids they work with. This is encouraging that in our ninth year of camp at Cotubic, our program and people are favorably representing God and His Church.
Warm, dry weather allowed a full program of activities for the 116 campers and 52 staff gathered at the camp near Bellefontaine, Ohio. Joining the traditional activities—softball, arts and crafts, swimming, archery, speedaway, volleyball and more—was a new wilderness skills program and an expanded Practical Christianity class. Camp Cotubic also features an outstanding high ropes course and a climbing wall with a zip line and giant swing.
This year the camp ran at a later date than usual because of the date of Pentecost. This allowed for campers and staff from Canada and some states to come who normally cannot attend Cotubic.
For the first time, our camp celebrated Independence Day during the session. To make it special, the giant Slip-N-Slide was opened for evening activities. Then followed a special campfire program featuring patriotic songs and stories about the nation’s beginning. To conclude the celebration, everyone enjoyed watermelon on the lawn while music played in the background.
Another terrific camp session wrapped up with a Saturday night dance before campers and staff had to pack their belongings for an early departure the next day.
Next summer UYC Cotubic will move back to its traditional place in the calendar: June 21-28. We hope to see you then!