Early in the day, one camper asked their counselor, “Can I give my memory verse for tomorrow to you?” We have never had so much exuberance over memorizing the Bible verses! The youngest girl cabin has worked so hard memorizing each day’s verse that they wanted to get a jump on the next day! Wednesday was off to a good start!
It was another very hot summer day. The water coolers were filled to the brim and quenched the thirst of many parched campers. The rotations began with boating, archery, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, and a special presentation from Joanna Walter entitled, “God’s Heart for Your Head,” which was a session on mental health with some of our older campers. She gave us a definition of mental health that she recently came up with while preparing for this message: “It is what you think, what you feel, what you think about what you feel, and what you feel about what you think.” Her goal was to encourage the teens to tend to their mental health well to the glory of Yeshua. She gave practical help and tips that benefited teens and counselors alike!
After lunch and daily Sabbath time, the campers were ready for more fun. With the temperatures well into the 90’s, Water Olympics was the best choice for the afternoon camp-wide game. The Tangerine and Mint teams went head-to-head with water relays and a cardboard boat-making contest. Tangerine’s strategy proved to be most buoyant. The Mint team’s boat was later found at the bottom of the pool. Another victory for the orange team!
Our evening Mishkan (chapel) service started with jokes and some of our favorite worship songs. Zachariah Karp brought an awesome evening message about another essential truth: we were created for community.
We ended the evening with our midweek movie night featuring Inside Out. It was a perfect bookend for Joanna’s deep thoughts from earlier in the day. Another great day in the books.