Friday, September 28, 2018

Family Camp

This was our thirteenth year co-hosting a Family Bible Camp with the Bontragers and more recently, the Bowers. It has been amazing to see the changes over the years and yet some things never change! Each year just keeps getting better and it is always amazing to hear the stories at the end of the week of what God did.

 Because the camp has been so full the last several years we actually did two different camps over the course of two weeks so that more families could come. By the end of the two weeks we were all pretty exhausted, but oh, so encouraged! The conversations, the teaching, the games, the preaching, the time to laugh together, work together and play together was so special! Here are some pictures from the two weeks.

Nathanael with some friends.

Setting up a bunch of hammocks was one of the first activities so that we could enjoy them over the next two weeks. It was always quite amusing to watch people get in and out of the high ones.

Dad preached every evening on the theme passage.

Alaythia with another Alaythia! 
It is pretty rare for her to meet someone with the same name.

Nathanael and I taught the Bible memory verse. This year it was Psalms 127!

We had a competition for each memory verse to add a fun challenge!

It is always fun to catch up with old friends and make new ones!

One afternoon we play a game that is called Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge. Most people have never heard of it before, but it is kind of like Capture The Flag on steroids. It is a ton of fun and literally any age can play!

Lots of smiles!

The Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge crew from week 1...

And the crew from week 2!

And our crew! 
{Except for Stephen who wasn't able to make it because of a work commitment.}

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward."
Psalms 127:3


Shonda Johnston said...

Sounds like fun! Thank you for sharing!

Clara said...

Thank you for all the pictures - that looks like a lot of joy and encouragement!
It would be really nice if you could make a post explaining how to play the Scoop Noodle Challenge. It sounds like a lot of fun!

bluegrass banjo picker said...

"Alaythia with another Alaythia" - made me smile!