Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Family Camp

We've just wrapped up our annual week at family camp in Lansing, Iowa. What a great week! We were at camp-capacity this year with 40 families and quite a few singles joining us for 5 days of teaching, music, hands-on learning, and fellowship.

What a joy it is to uplift each other as families! Each morning and evening we'd gather for group teaching and panel discussions. Here is a smattering of random pictures from the week: 

Dad taught the keynote sessions each evening.

These boys were in lego-heaven! 

Each morning we had a time for the men and ladies to learn from each other. Later in the day, our girls led a physical fitness workshop (something we all greatly enjoy) and had several eager ladies in participation. 

Time with friends is always a highlight! 

And the climax of our week was the first-ever soap-box derby. The guys designed and built their cars and on the final day we had timed races. Tough competition!! 

The unfinished cars all lighted up. 

The starting line.

Multi-generational spectators.

Our family representative in the race. 

Charissa preferred her bike over the soap-box car. 

The race officials

Conferring over race times. 

Our grandparents came to watch the action!

Changing out wheels

And the final race was a 'dad's only' competition! 

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 
not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, 
as is the manner of some, 
but exhorting one another, 
and so much the more as you see the Day approaching."
Hebrews 10:24-25


Lexi said...

The family camp sounds like a ton of fun!
In Christ,

Jessica said...

What a fun little race! Who won? :)

Anonymous said...

Do y'all ever come to Michigan?!?!

maureen said...

Our family was so blessed to be there and be a part of this! Thanks to your family and the Bontrager family for the awesome hospitality and encouragement! I can not express how Christ-filled we felt in everything that was done and said over this wonderful week!

We have already sent in our registration for next year! This was definitely a highlight of our families year!

Love from the Werners of Kansas!

Anonymous said...

Ihad so much fun at family camp!You guys were so sweet!we will be back this year!! Cant wait to see everyone again!
see you soon,