Our first complete day of Quest and Bravo was off to a great start this morning, with early morning activities in full swing and excited campers exploring their new home for the week! After a quick morning devotional at flag raising, staff and campers walked into the dining hall for a meal of breakfast burritos. As they walked into the lodge, the big, mysterious egg that was found at campfire last night was sitting in full view by the front of the door. The campers chatted excitedly about it for the duration of the meal, and continued to be hyped up for Underground and for first activities!
It was a sunny but cool day here at Camp Kahquah, but that didn’t stop anyone from enjoying a busy day outside! The lake activities were eventful, with watersports, beach, canoeing, and kayaking being used to their full potential. All majors were starting today, with eager campers ready to learn the ropes of these new experiences.
Lunch between activities was pizza bagels – a fun food for a fun day! All the campers dressed as (mad) scientists for lunch dress-up. Each cabin showed up in their best attire, and it was super hard to choose a winner!
For Underground today, Pastor Janet expanded on the idea of stories, and how generally there are two different kinds of characters: the good and the bad. She talked about how God and Satan are the epitome of good and bad; although God has been here from the beginning, Satan has not, as he was created by God himself. Janet had bible verses taped to the bottom of camper’s chairs, and brought the chosen campers up to the front to read descriptions of who God is (ex. All knowing, eternal, good, kind, loving). She explained how the first, original conflict occurred when Satan wanted something that he didn’t have and didn’t trust God for what he needed, which was the reason why he was cast out of Heaven. Janet talked about how God has always been good and will always be good, but unfortunately, Satan made a really bad choice and didn’t trust in God and His plan. Sometimes we have those times as well that we don’t trust God, but God wants us to trust in him because he knows what we need
Our Bravo campers were already working hard today for their play of “Brother Bear”. They did a couple read-through’s of the script this morning, and auditioned for parts that were given out as well in the afternoon! The Bravo leaders, Nat and Charis, are already enthusiastically envisioning the entire production, so this Bravo week is in good hands. We’re excited to see the end result on Friday!
After a supper of delicious chicken drumsticks, beans, potato wedges, and brownies for dessert, the campers were off to the camp-wide game! Today they were trying to find counselors hidden all over camp in order to gain the materials and chemicals needed to create their own dinosaur. Once running around camp was finished, the campers headed down for another Underground session and then to campfire. After such a long first day, there’s going to be a lot of dino-snores tonight!
Both our Crew and LIT’s are working very hard and diligently at Camp, we love them! The LIT’s had the chance to go on the pontoon boat tonight to downtown Magnetawan to get some ice cream (their blog post about their canoe trip will be up soon!). The Crew kids had a movie night last night for a bit of relaxation, and are continuing to be a huge asset to all the behind-the-scenes stuff that happens around Camp that keeps it running smoothly!
Blog & Pictures By: Karley Sider