Our third full day of camp was “backwards day.” The morning started with calisthenics, which was followed by dinner for breakfast. After breakfast (dinner), there were cabin devotions followed by a time of worship in the Mishkan (chapel). Dr. Michael Herts taught the morning’s Hebrew moment on the biblical name for God and Lord and their uses. Then the campers were busy with ultimate frisbee, human foosball, basketball, arts and crafts, and the climbing wall in the morning. After lunch, everyone split up into special electives including horseback riding, street hockey, arts and crafts, improvisation and drama, dance, boating, rock climbing, and soccer. The camp-wide game was wet-and-wild kickball, where a water balloon slingshot made an appearance. The campers had a blast while getting soaking wet on a hot summer day. After that, the campers had some free time where they could swim, ride horses, do arts and crafts, head to the gym, get snacks, or just relax. Following dinner (breakfast), we had more worship time followed by a great message from Kori Schwartz on the legacy of humility, using Ruth as an example. The evening ended with two campfires, one for the boys and one for the girls. On her way back to the cabin, one of our first-year campers said, “This is the best camp ever,” and she wants to come every year, “even when she is very old.” Although the campers were tired by the end of the day, everyone had a great time!
The campers are doing well memorizing their daily Bible verses. Each day, all campers memorize the verse and recite it to their counselor. Today’s verse was John 8:31–32:
“So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, ‘IF you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’”
Please keep us in prayer!