Camp Adventure - Middle School - June 30-July 5 (2013)

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Devotions for AFTER camp

  • What’s the first thing you’re going to miss about Camp Adventure?
  • What’s the first thing you’ll be excited to do when you go home?
  • What’s the most important thing you heard all week at camp?
  • What’s the one thing you hope you’ll never forget?
  • What is ONE way you can rely more on Jesus today than you did before you came to camp?
  • How can you make sure that your plans line up with God’s plan?
  • When someone asks you about your week at camp, what will you tell them?

Morning Worship

Song set:

  1. Children of Light
  2. Happy Day
  3. Like a Lion

Notes:

  • When we hold firmly to God’s truth and wisdom we will shine like the stars
  • We are influenced by all the people around us, this doesn’t mean that we need to get rid of all our friends but we need to make sure that we are influencing them.
  • John challenged the kids to go home and talk with YOU, their parents about who are good people to surround themselves with
  • Help your camper find a good mentor
  • Let God’s light shine into you so that others will want to learn and know about God because of your glow

Meals

Breakfast: Breakfast sandwich, Crispy cubes, toast/cereal bar, Fruit/juice

Lunch: Chicken wraps, potato smiles, corn, Salad bar, Asst. fruit

Dinner: Pizza, Breadsticks

Daily Directors Talk

Greeting

Good Morning parents! We hope you had a fabulous holiday! Your campers are excited to go to their last activities today and to see you, of course. Our ceremony will be starting at 6:30 this evening. We’d appreciate it if you got to camp at 6 so that you can collect your child’s meds and check them out before we begin the ceremony! Safe travels!

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Evening Worship

Song set:

  1. Children of Light
  2. Not Ashamed
  3. From the Inside Out
  4. Beautiful Things

Notes:

  • You can collide with God and have your life changed, or you can collide with the world and have it change you view of God
  • Meeting Jesus needs to change everything
  • Every area of your life should be impacted by your relationship with Jesus
  • God knows each of our names because he made us
  • We can have the same radiance that Moses had when he had spend time with God
  • God’s light is what gives us the ability to shine bright into the darkness of the world
  • “What would your church look like if everybody had the same attitude about their faith that you do?”
  • God’s light is shining through every single thing that you do

Scripture used in service:

1 John 2:16

Philippians 2:15-16

1 John 3:1

Evening Activities

Tonight campers enjoyed an entire camp water ballon fight! After this they went to group swim and then ready for our last night of worship!

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The first fire

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Waterballon explodes mid throw

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Fun game of counselor ball

Afternoon Activities

Team building, conquering fears, and making memories were all things that campers did while at their activity today!

Camper discusses the great time they had at low ropes

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Patriotism in its best form

Devotions

  • What is one thing your friends do that is the opposite of what Jesus would do?
  • What is your biggest temptation when you try to fit in with other people at your school?
  • If friends have such a influence in your life, are your closest friends pushing you closer or farther away from Jesus?
  • What is one bad fruit you see in your own everyday life?
  • What is one good fruit you see in your own everyday life?

Morning Worship

Song set:

  1. Children of Light
  2. You are the Light
  3. Came to my Rescue

Notes:

  • Jesus fills all our holes and completes us
  • Camp is a safe place where we are encouraged by fellow believers
  • As a Christian we are called to shine bright
  • Our fire is lit here at camp but we must remember that we must keep our fire burning when we go home
  • People should see a difference in you when you are back home and are glowing for God
  • Don’t light your light and just go home and hide it
  • Go home and SHINE for Jesus

Directors Daily Talk

Greeting

Happy Fourth of July! What a beautiful day to celebrate our independence! Campers will be making it around to their last activities today and tomorrow! Everyone here at CA is ready to have an amazing day!

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Evening Worship

This evening the kids celebrated all the new lives that joined God’s Kingdom by taking communion as a body.

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Home in the Woods groups took communion together

Song set:

  1. Take it All
  2. God’s not Dead
  3. Our God
  4. God is Able

Notes:

  • Once we become a Christian, we cannot just sit there and “be pretty”, Jesus called us to influence others for Him
  • God has a plan and purpose for our lives. Exactly where he wants us to be. All part of his divine plan
  • We tend to get really good at “being a Christian” but we must walk through life humble and selfless
  • We must learn to forgive and have humility to those around us
  • Forgiveness is something we need to do freely
  • In Jesus we are given the perfect example

Scripture used in service:

1 John 2:9

Philippians 2: 3-11

Matthew 5

Evening Activities

Tonight’s evening activity was SLIP and SLIDE! Our giant slip and slide runs from the top of the valley down to the bottom! The kids gain speed and are covered in soap and water. This is always a high energetic activity and we love the smiling faces as they go down!

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It’s a muddy time on the slip and slide

Afternoon Activities

What a great day it turned out to be! All the activity rotations were a success! The sun came out and kids enjoyed canoeing, blobbing, zip lining, and paint balling.

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Canoers have fun bumping into each other

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Zip liners show their spirit!

*Cabin Photos: *Today each cabin had a group photo taken outside of their cabin! Remember you can purchase any of the photos that are in the gallery above! Make sure to check them out.

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Devotions

  • How is faith something that’s lived out?
  • Do you have to change some behaviors or thoughts to help you live a glowing life? Like what?
  • What is the number one way that you can best influence the people around you?
  • How can you yourself find out more about faith and what it looks like?
  • How do you keep yourself glowing?

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Morning Worship

Song Set:

  1. Happy Day
  2. Another Hallelujah
  3. How He Loves

Notes:

  • Welcome to the family for those who committed their life to Christ last night
  • Once we have let Jesus into our hearts he calls us to be disciples
  • Anything other than Jesus must come second to us once we become disciples
  • We are all part of a body, each of us has a different role in this body of Christ: the listener (ear), the helper (hands), the consoler (mouth), etc.
  • It is now time that we find our role within the body of Christ
  • Decide what God’s purpose/gift is for you, to be an aid as His disciple

Scripture used in service:

Luke 14:26

Meals

Breakfast: French toast sticks, Bacon, Toast/Cereal bar, Fruit/Juice

Lunch: Grilled chicken sandwich, Mac and Cheese, Green Beans, Salad bar, Asst. Friut

Dinner: Hot dogs, bakes beans, Potato chips, Salad bar, S’mores

PM Snack: Fruit snack

Daily Director Talk

  

Greeting

Good morning everyone! The weather at CA is a bit gloomy today, but that’s not going to stop us from celebrating all the lives that joined Christ’s Kingdom last night at commitment night! The kids are alive and alert ready for their morning worship and daily activities!

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Evening Worship

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Girls embrace after an emotional and rejoice-full commitment night

Song set:

  1. Children of Light
  2. Not Ashamed
  3. From the Inside Out
  4. Beautiful Things

Notes:

  • If we are made in the image of Christ that tell us who we are
  • We have to know whose we are because we all play an important role in our families
  • God rules the world with truth and grace
  • No matter how bad things get we have a future with Christ
  • Sin keeps us from God that pulls us further away from him
  • Without God we don’t have hope
  • No matter how hard God tries to creep into our lives there is a God who is so much more powerful than we can imagine
  • God won’t leave you to fight on your own
  • Campers were given the opportunity to enter God’s kingdom tonight

Scripture used in service:

Isaiah 9:6

Ephesians 5

Evening Activities

This evening was the campers messy games night. The games included an egg toss and  ice cream sundae making, on their counselors..they had a great time!

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Egg toss turns into ‘egg smashing’ game

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Campers go all out on making their counselor into an ice cream sundae

Afternoon Activities

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Sisters enjoy being here at CA together this year!

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Camper flies high at the blob

Even though we had some rain early in the day, campers didn’t let that stop them from having fun!

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Campers waiting for lunch

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Four square is a hit here at CA

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Camper hugs!

Devotions

Todays small groups talked about the following questions during their first activity round;

  • Does God send Adam and Eve out of the garden because He wants them to be unhappy or because of the choices they made?
  • Do you ever feel like you are punished just for the heck of it or is it truly because of the choices you make?
  • What does the serpent do for Adam and Eve?
  • Do you ever feel like there are people in your life who distract, deceive, or lie to you?
  • Do you ever feel like you have to live up to a certain standard or be perfect all the time? Does that pressure come from yourself or someone else in your life?
  • Do you think it is possible to know the whole Bible and still not know Jesus? Why? How?
  • If  you can’t be good enough and everyone has sinned does that take any pressure off the need to be perfect?
  • If you can’t earn God’s love through your actions, how do you encounter God’s love?
  • How can you encourage each other to receive what God has for you?

This is a lot of information and some really deep questions. Our purpose of sharing this with you is to give you the opportunity when your camper is back home with you to discuss some of these questions with them! Take this to your advantage and grow in your faith with your camper when this week is over.

Morning Worship

Song set:

  1. Rise and Sing
  2. Take it all
  3. How Great is Our God

Notes:

  • The darkness will always work to find a way in us, the darkness doesn’t always win but it is always present
  • God made us exactly how he wanted us to be
  • We all find an area of need where we feel like we are just not complete and we let the darkness in through this hole inside of us
  • God stays with us and loves us even when we walk away and try to fill our areas of need on our own

Scripture used in service:

Genesis 3

Meals

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, Ham, Cheesy potatoes, Toast/cereal bar, Fruit/Juice

Lunch: Meatball subs, Fries, Broccoli, Salad bar, asst. fruit

Dinner: Baked ziti, breadsticks, Green beans, Salad bar, Cake with icing

PM Snack: Chips

Daily Directors Talk

Greeting

Hello parents! We would like to send our apologies out to everyone for our photo gallery link being down! We have fixed the problem but please let us know if you have any troubles with it again. There is rain here at CA but we still plan to do all the activities that we can!!

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Evening Worship

Song Set:

  1. Light up the Sky
  2. Children of Light
  3. All Because of Jesus
  4. The Stand
  5. Glory to God Forever

Sneak peak at what’s going on in worship

Notes:

  • Everyone has a little voice in their head that tells them that they’re not good enough
  • God can equip you with everything you need for any given situation
  • We just need to ask God to help us and He’ll get us through anything

Scripture used in service:

Proverbs 3:5-6

Evening Activities

This evening we had pool olympics! The campers enjoyed lots of fun games like best belly flop, biggest splash, t-shirt race, and sink the canoe! After worship, the staff will take on the campers in an all camp night game!

Best belly flop

Smallest splash

Biggest splash

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Afternoon Activities

Everyday from 2:00 – 4:45 your campers get a chance to travel to the different activities that Camp Adventure provides. Each group will go to a different activity everyday, so everyone’s schedule looks a little different! These are the places they will be going to this week:

High Ropes course/rock wall

Low Rope

Blob

Canoe

Swimming

Paintball

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Climber almost to the top!

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Paintball finishes their round off with a photo shoot

Climber appreciates the encouragement given by fellow campers and counselors 

Devotions

Here are the questions that your campers are pondering and discussing today with their home in the woods group!

  • What are some examples that you have seen of darkness and light?
  • Which do you encounter more? The darkness or the light?
  • What are some gifts that God has given you?
  • Do you use those gifts for God and His kingdom, or for your own reasons?
  • How can your gifts be used within you group this week?

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Home in the woods group reading scripture in the amphitheater

Morning Worship

*Song Set:  *

  1. Our God
  2. God is Able
  3. Day After Day

Notes:

  • God took what He had and gave it to us by giving out world light
  • God made us to bare His light; to transport His light from city to city
  • Each of us was created in the way God wanted us
  • The purpose that we can serve for the kingdom of God is incredible with the gifts that God gave us
  • When God looks at us He sees His perfect creation
  • He made us exactly how He wanted
  • God created us for his purpose not ours

*Scriptures used in service: *

Genesis 1: 3-5

Romans 12: 5-6

Meals

Breakfast: Pancakes, Sausage links, Toast/Cereal bar, Fruit/juice

Lunch:Corn dogs, Potato chips, Fresh carrots and celery, Salad bar, Asst. Fruit

Dinner: Fried chicken, Mashed potatoes, Green beans, Rolls, Salad bar, Brownie

PM snack: Pretzels

Daily Directors Talk

Greeting

Good morning! Thank you for being patient with us this morning as we get our schedule and routine figured out! We want you to have an idea of what the campers are doing each day and what their schedule looks like so that you can be in constant pray for their growth and safety. This schedule below is what the campers will be doing Monday-Thursday. We will also be posting what your kids are eating everyday so you are aware of that! Make sure to check out the Daily Director Talk as well!

  • 7:15 WAKE up!
  • 7:45 Table setters
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:30 Camp beautiful (campers cleans their cabins with their counselors)
  • 9:15 Morning worship
  • 10:15 Home in the woods group (devotional)
  • 11:45 Table setters
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Horizontal hour
  • 2:00 Activity rotation one
  • 3:30 Activity rotation two
  • 4:45 Table setters
  • 5:00 Dinner
  • 5:45 Bible quiz
  • 6:15 Valley games
  • 7:00 All camp swim
  • 8:30 Evening worship
  • 9:30 Evening event
  • 10:15 Cabin devotions
  • 10:45 Lights out.

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Evening Worship

Song Set:

  1. Rise and Sing
  2. God is alive
  3. Like a Lion
  4. One Thing Remains

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Camper worshiping

Notes:

  • Light is so important, the very first thing God created was light
  • Wrestling with our faith means fully engaging in God’s truth
  • We expose our obstacles to the light and God shows up BIG.

Scripture used in service:

Genesis 1

Ephesians 2 

Evening Activities

This evening, after dinner, campers played a large game of sharks and minnows in the valley and then went up to the pool for an evening swim!

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First swim for all the campers!

Fun times in the pool!

Meals

Dinner: Hamburgers, Fries, Corn, Salad bar, Dirt pudding

Snack: Popcorn

Check-in

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Friends from church get excited for camp

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Campers embrace in an excited hug

Greeting

Hello everybody! We are so excited to have campers here at Camp Adventure for our second week! This blog will allow you to check in and see what your camper is doing, eating, and experiencing! Remember to use your password to check out the photo gallery above! The kids are all settled in to their cabins and are ready for dinner and evening activities. Please be in continuous pray with us this week for many life changing experiences to occur on campus over the next 5 days.

God Bless.

*Excited staff! *

We’re ready for our week two campers!!

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