What a beautiful and eventful day it was at camp! The sun was shining and the clouds cast enough shadows to keep camp cool. The theme of the day was Crazy Sock Day so we really enjoyed seeing everyone’s socks of choice. In Bible Study we learned what sin is (Self Indulgent Nature).
At Jump Start, Papa Bear taught “I Am Responsible” and how we must take responsibility for the things we do or are asked to do.
In Bear Comp, all tribes played their hearts out and exuded tribe spirit. Everyone had a blast! The Honeys and Polars have the lead, but let’s see if the Sugars and Grizzlys can pull ahead in the next few days!
The photography lesson today was still life. They learned how to take photos of still objects before moving on to action photos. Woodshop progressed further on their birdhouses.
For Activity rotation Hedgehog Home, Telluride Trail, and Bill’s Bunk did the Team Swing together. The girls of Ladies Lodge and Trinity’s Treehouse climbed the rockwall and rode the zipline. Sarita Casita and Kennedy’s Korner conquered their fears on the Leap of Faith before heading to the river with the rest of Girls Camp. Boy’s Camp had swim time at the pool where they had a blast wrestling, throwing balls, and jumping off the diving board.
After shower time we got ready to go Beyond the Board. Dressed as Sorry pieces, Chess pieces, and Mario characters, campers poured into the Great Hall to enjoy Alma’s homemade Lasagna. After dinner we were informed that someone had stolen the river! Mrs. PacMan, Link, and a couple characters from Super Smash Bros. appeared in life size and claimed they were now in control! We had to play life size versions of foozball, hungry hungry hippos, Battleship, and Duck Hunter in order to collect clues to figure out which character stole the river! It was Master Chief from Halo! He stole it with a giant Turkey Baster! Once we got that squared away and he returned our river, we danced the night away in the Barn Swing…or at least until Team Meeting.
Karl delved deeper into the meaning of sin tonight at Team Meeting. He emphasized the word “indulgence”. When we sin, we indulge ourselves in wrong decisions. It’s like we stuck our hands in black paint and every time we sinned or encouraged a friend to sin, the black paint spread. We indulged our hands in that black paint. But there is hope. There is one person that can clean us of that black paint – of our sins. We will find out who that is and how he does that tomorrow.