We have arrived at the halfway point, and the campers are in full Camp Kesher mode! The campers are forming bonds with one another and their counselors. The first few days of camp have paved the way for this moment. It is at this time during the camp week that we begin to see the Lord working in the campers’ lives. As a result, it is also at this crucial time that the counselors must put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:11–18).
We started our day with the usual color team line-up, morning Mishkan, and our activity rotations. At Mishkan’s “Israel Moment,” a camper from Israel shared the meaning of mazel tov and the breaking of the glass at a Jewish wedding. In the afternoon, the Purple team won the counselor hunt (hide and seek, campers seek the counselors). Even though the Yellow team did not win today’s competition, they are currently winning the Color Wars. It appears that the Yellow team is wracking up the points with Bible memory verses.
Later in the afternoon, we played camp-wide Ultimate Frisbee and had some free-time to swim, play basketball, or grab ice cream with new friends. At the evening Mishkan, Rebekah Miller brought the message by engaging the campers with a Marvel analogy. They were captivated right away! Rebekah spoke from the book of Matthew, sharing how Yeshua told His followers that they would face many difficulties, but not to be afraid. She reminded the campers that when you put your trust in Yeshua, you know the end of your story, and that makes following Him worth it.