We had 82 campers and around 100 staff, parents and grandparents. The theme this year centered around the story of the perseverance of Ezra and Nehemiah. We got an early taste of our theme as we sat down for dinner the first night. There was a downpour of rain and a power outage just as the food was served, so we dined by lantern light as we got to know each other and bunked by flashlight until power was restored late that night. Campers and staff persevered and even embraced the difficulties!
We kicked off our days with delicious physical food provided by our kitchen staff, followed by the spiritual food of Christian Living classes, which were separated by dorms and included videos, handouts, games, crafts and Bible reading. We talked about the struggles Ezra and Nehemiah faced to get a better understanding of their lives and faith.
Every day had numerous activities such as archery, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, field sports, human foosball, volleyball, woodworking, crafts, swimming, gaga ball, tie-dye and more! At the end of camp, campers and staff proudly wore their tie-dye, and the mess hall was filled with vibrant hues and smiles. Each night after dinner there were camp-wide games such as flag tag, dodgeball and our annual capture the flag game with snacks at the end. Afterward, we gathered around the campfire and settled in to be entertained with stories, songs and games. Eight of our 82 campers were three years old and under and enjoyed morning activities of their own with Bible lessons, activities, songs and games at their level. It was delightful to see the parents and staff work together as we guided our children to develop and deepen friendships with each other and our heavenly Father. It was a blessing to hold camp this year and we are already excited for next year. Mark your calendars for July 31-Aug. 3, 2022 and we’ll see you there!
Lindsey Massie and Rachel Massie