United Church of God

2021 Camp Report: Nacome

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2021 Camp Report


Thirty-four campers and 62 teen and adult staff came together at the Nacome Camp and Conference Center in Pleasantville, Tennessee, from May 31-June 3. This year’s theme of “Being Anchored to God” explained to campers what it meant to find their “anchor” in the faith and hope of God’s purposeful plan for each of them and how Christ, the forebearer, leads the way in their relationship to God. 

We began the Sunday after campers’ arrived with camper orientation followed by our annual novelty olympics. Then each day was started with a Christian Living class where presenters covered our theme with examples of what it meant to find, set and build upon their anchor. During the day, campers enjoyed a variety of activities like axe throwing, archery, slingshots, arts and crafts, swimming, low ropes. We also had a new activity for graduating preteens—high ropes, which included the big swing, the rock wall, zipline and the “leap of faith.” It was clear that  God’s hand was in all activities, service from our staff, safety and weather. 

Spirits and attitudes remained high throughout the four days of camp with smiles and laughter from campers inspiring the staff with joy and thanksgiving for this opportunity to serve our youth after a year off from summer camp programs. For some, it was their first time serving at a preteen camp, for some their first time at Camp Nacome and for others, a wonderful reminder of how great the rewards are when investing in the up-and-coming youth.   

Look for announcements after the Feast of Tabernacles 2021 for Camp Nacome 2022 dates, which will likely fall between late May and early June. Thank you to all who serve our youth and we look forward to seeing you next year, God willing.