Today, campers stopped in Québec on their cross Canada road trip! Thankfully the weather had completely cleared up today, and the sun shined while all the activities were able to start up and get running. This morning’s meal was breakfast cake (oatmeal with raspberries or blueberries inside), and once that was finished, campers chose their activities for the day on the activity board. A quick cabin clean-up was done, followed by an Underground session. Pastor Nolan and our worship team have been doing an amazing job this week – we are very blessed to have them here providing a very important service to everyone here at Camp Kahquah!
Hungry campers showed up to the dining hall for lunch after a busy morning. Today’s theme for lunch dress-up was anything French/Québécois, and we definitely had a variety of costumes and ideas! Some cabins did a hockey theme, one cabin did a “Beauty and the Beast” theme, and we even had the Québec military show up! Chicken wraps were for lunch, which were devoured quickly and had the campers looking forward to tuck & bunk for some sweet treats for dessert!
Today’s two Aboveground sessions were called “The Test” and “Lessons from the Storm”. For the first session, Pastor Nolan read from Matthew 7:24-27, which says:
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
Nolan then asked the campers a couple of questions, such as, “What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever built? Was it easy or hard to build? Did you need instructions? When was the last time you spent quiet time with God?” He also encouraged the campers to take some quiet time and be alone with God, and ask Him to reveal to them how their faith-foundation is doing. The second session was focused around Matthew 8:14-27, when Jesus calms the storm. Nolan had also created little booklets for small group time after session, inspiring them to take a moment and write down what they felt God was saying in that quiet time with Him. The prayer for today was, “God, help me to see where my faith is weak. Help me to trust in You alone.”
The good weather produced pleased moods from all campers and staff, which resulted in activities flying by in a flash! Once supper was finished, consisting of meatballs & rice, campers got on their running shoes for a camp-wide game! Tonight’s game was finding the puzzle pieces to the missing map for the road trip. Campers had to run to different stations with their cabins to solve riddles, make chants, or play a small game before receiving a part of the map. The campers then had their second Aboveground session, before proceeding to campfire. After such a sun & fun-filled day, the campers were surely tuckered out and ready for a good night’s rest! Au revoir Quebec, tomorrow we head to Ontario!
Blog & Pictures By: Karley Sider