This year 80 campers and 57 staff enjoyed a great week at Camp Cotubic where the rolling fields, lush trees and beautiful lake provide a gorgeous setting to gather together and learn how to “Be Like Our Heavenly Father!” The rainy weather was a bit of a challenge at times, but did not prevent anyone from enjoying the high ropes course, climbing wall and all the other traditional outdoor activities of basketball, volleyball, softball, field games and watersports.
This year also saw the introduction of a hospitality class, which focused on various biblical principles of hospitality and etiquette. The funny and creative approach in teaching this class caused many campers to ask about having it again next year. The inaugural issue of Compass Check was well received, and combined with the content of the daily Christian living classes, they set the stage for some valuable question and answer sessions at the end of the week. It was encouraging to hear many campers, even the youngest, asking serious questions about baptism, repentance and conversion. It is obvious that parents are diligently training their children as it can be seen in their behaviors, attitudes and certainly the questions that they want to talk about!
Each year campers have requested more time for social interaction. This year changes were made to the schedule in order to provide those opportunities. It was nice to see them have more “down time” and be able to sit, relax and just talk without always being on the go from one activity to another.
We continue our tradition of focused leadership training for our counselors. Lead counselors spend the lunch and dinner hours with the counselors, providing education and focus on how to be a more effective leaders and counselors. This continues to be a highly successful effort as we have seen many of these counselors grow into solid leaders in various ways in their local congregations.
Camp Cotubic 2015 wound up being a very successful camp. We want to thank you for your prayers and support of the entire camp program. Most importantly we thank God for His guidance, direction and protection.