Camp Lakewood - Elementary Camp - June 17-22 (2018)

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Celebration

Check out the great video that was shown at Celebration about worship and some things that campers learned about God this week!

Thursday Vesper's

Tonight's Vesper's was indoor again because of the rain, but campers were still able to learn so much about God. Tonight they sang Simplicity and Lord, I need You.
They learned more about being the salt of the earth and the light of the world from Matthew 5:13-16 and that they couldn't let their salt lose its flavor and they can't let their light go out. They need to be around places and people that will preserve them and to help keep their light going. Campers were given glow sticks for the glow party right after Vesper's to help them remember to be the light and as they left were given salt packets as reminders to be the salt of the earth.

We are made in God's image, God made us to shine.
We are beloved children of God, God made us to shine.
We are lights the world needs to see, God made us to shine.
Gods love for us is reflected in the light we carry, God made us to shine.
Let us help each other light our lights up high for all to see, God made us to shine.
Let us go out, bringing light to dark places wherever we go, God made us to shine.

Our light needs to SHINE for God.

Wednesday Vesper's

Tonight's Vespers was another great one. they talked about how we and God are like two beads on a piece of string. We do everything together and go everywhere, until we let sin into our lives and there becomes a knot and God cannot be near sin. But then Jesus comes in and unties that knot and then all three can slide on the string together again.

As they walked up to Vesper's tonight they grabbed a green bracelet and a black bracelet. The black one represented our sins. As they held their bracelet, they thought of their sins and then put it in the box as it came around to them. They all prayed over their sins and released them to God. The box came back around and suddenly all of the bracelets were white! Their sins were forgiven by God and now the white bracelet is their reminder that their sins were forgiven. The green bracelet is a reminder for them to SPEAK UP

We are called to speak up for peace, God give us courage.
We are called to speak out against things that aren't fair, God give us courage.
We are called to speak up even when we are afraid, God give us courage.
We are called to help someone feel good about themselves, God give us courage.
We are called to help someone feel included, God give us courage.
We are called to be kind, God give us courage.
We are called to help someone feel like they have a friend.

Fun, Fun, Fun

Check out the great video of the fun activities and how campers have seen God so far this week!

Tuesday Vesper's

Vespers tonight was indoors because of the rain, but that didn't stop the campers from learning about God. They sang Simplicity and Lord, I need You. They learned that we should have hope where we believe that god can heal every part of us and that He can help us in anything.

Jesus taught us how to care for the poor, we can do it with God's help.
Jesus taught us to feed the hungry, we can do it with God's help.
Jesus taught us to forgive our enemy, we can do it with God's help.
Jesus taught us to love our neighbor, we can do it with God's help.

Tonight they wrote down on their piece of paper something that they can do with God's help. They passed around their paper a few times and then they prayed for the one they ended with. Each night so far, they have gotten a colored bracelet to help remind them about what they wrote down and what they prayed for each night. Tonights bracelet is a reminder to think of hope every time they look at their bracelet.

Monday Vesper's

Tonights Vesper's was a bit short because of the approaching rain, but that didn't stop the campers from gathering to learn more about God. Tonight they learned more about "What if God is bigger?" and how they can make God's love bigger to others around them. They sang Simplicity and Good, Good Father.
They read Jeremiah 1:4-10 and talked about how it doesn't matter how young you are, that God can still use you. Tonight they wrote down on a piece of paper something that they are good at and how they can use that to make a difference in someones life this week. They passed their paper a few times and then prayed for the one that they had in their hands.

Is it true God created the whole world?
Is it true that God parted the waters for Moses?
Is it true that God kept Daniel safe in the lions den?
Is it true that God loves us more than we can imagine?

After each question was read, they responded with Nothing is impossible with God.

Welcome to Camp!

Check out the video about what your campers will be learning about God this week!

Sunday Vesper's

Tonight campers experienced their first Vesper's of this week and it was great. Tonight they sang This Little Light of Mine, Lord, I need You, and How He Loves.
The theme for this week is Beyond Belief and each day there is another "What If" question that they will think about. Todays "What If" question is "What is we all belong?" They learned that they were all created for a reason, the good parts and the crazy parts. He created us because He wanted to love us. We are all fearfully and wonderfully made as found in Psalm 139 and God knows EVERYTHING about us.

The mighty one has done great things for us. His name is Holy.
Luke 1:49

Campers received a blank piece of paper on which they wrote down one thing that they could thank God for and then they moved around Vesper's and sat at another spot where another camper had left their paper and then all together they prayed about what that person had written on that paper. As they left Vesper's, they took that piece of paper, placed it at the cross, and took a blue bracelet to remind them to be thankful for everything.