This blog is going to be very picture heavy, as I got to see lots of awesome things yesterday, and there was lots going on! I’ll try not to talk too much but will let the photos speak for themselves. Yesterday was a much nicer day than the day before. The sun was shining brilliantly, and it was quite a bit warmer. Today is looking to be much more of the same, which we all love to hear!
In Underground yesterday, Dave continued to unpack the backpack of items that he needs on his journey through a life with God. Yesterday morning, he talked about being active and staying healthy. Aunt Tara led everyone in a Zumba song to get everyone moving and to illustrate that moving keeps us healthy. We learned about endurance ~ how to push through difficult circumstances which builds our ability to push through even longer. Dave talked to us about playing football in high school, and how as a rookie he was responsible for carrying water jugs long distances. At first, that would be hard — water jugs are heavy! But as he endured, it got easier and easier, and eventually he didn’t even have to take breaks! How true is that in our own lives. When we practice endurance, we can make it through much more! Base Camp is us preparing for the journey of life — in which we will certainly need to endure. The verse yesterday morning was Hebrews 12:1b ~ running the race set before us. It’s important to note that we need to run the race set before US. It does me no good to try to run someone else’s race. I need to endure through mine. Enduring is running even when it’s hard. Last night, Dave talked about a map and how that shows us the way and guides us through life, much like the Bible does. I suppose it would be important that we know how to use our map, just like it’s important that we know how to use our Bibles! Kids looked at John 14:6 — Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” How true that verse is!
I will now regale you with many, many pictures! Everywhere I went yesterday, kids looked to be having a great time! I love seeing kids having fun!
During Underground yesterday morning, Aunt Tara led everyone in a Zumba song, where the goal in jumping was to try to hit the ceiling. I certainly don’t think I have a powerful enough jump to hit the ceiling, so I was kind of in awe of that!
At Crafts, kids made Mountain Climbers, and a few of them showed them off for me!
The pontoon boat took kids out to their usual spot, just off the tip of the island, and while it was a beautiful day for some fishing, the kids that came back said they unfortunately didn’t catch anything. They looked like they had fun anyway, though! Maybe the water was too choppy…. though I don’t know anything about fishing, myself, haha, so I don’t know if that’s even a thing….
The lunch theme was Wreck Your Counsellor — kids got to mess their counsellors up, and that’s always one of my favourite lunch themes. It’s so much fun to see what the kids and counsellors can think of to make it look like their counsellors have just had a really bad day.
The beach looked like a lot of fun today! There were kids building hot tubs at the beach, and kids frolicking in the water. There were also a few who just enjoyed a warm, sunny afternoon laying in the sand.
Rock Climbing was great yesterday. It makes me so happy to see encouragement coming not only from our rock climbing leaders, but also from the other kids who are sitting waiting to get onto the wall. “Keep going! You can do it! You’re almost at the top!” were things I heard all around me every time I went to the wall yesterday.
At sports, kids were seen testing out our new 9 Square in the Air court. It’s kind of like a cross between volleyball and four square! I can’t wait to try it out, because it looks like lots of fun!
At archery, I loved seeing Tanner Hammil helping younger kids out with their archery skills. He seems to be quite enjoying Archery, so to be able to assist younger kids is awesome! We’re hoping that he continues to grow in his leadership skills and love of camp to the point where he wants to come back and be Camp leadership here!
At low ropes, I heard the same kind of encouragement as I did at the rock wall. Julia is a great leader at this activity, giving everyone she assisted the next steps they needed to take to succeed, as well as the encouragement to know that they could keep going. I’ve been on that course, it’s not as easy as it looks!
Last night’s Camp Wide Game was a fort building game where kids had to run around in teams from station to station, gathering currency to buy supplies with, and with the supplies they bought they had to build a fort. I’m not sure of the determining factors for which team’s fort won, but it looked like everyone was having lots of fun! Thanks to Lindsay for taking pictures for me!
Finally, I just wanted to show you what a beautiful day we ended up with yesterday. Check this out!