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7th - 9th Grade Boys Camp 2010

On your mark, get set, GO!

That’s sort of how it feels to be a director at Boys Camp. We had a non-stop, action and adventure-filled week at camp. These activities included paintball, capture the flag, Coon Creek, tower, swing, zip ling. With it being Boys Camp, we had much competition including sports tournaments, “Minute to Win It” games, dorm inspection, fishing competitions, etc.

This week, we had 58 great campers that not only participated in energetic sing times, but also were eager to learn God’s Word and look at the vastness of the universe. Our daily themes included God is Big, God is Powerful, God is a God of Order and not chaos, What heaven really is, and now that we’ve learned all this—how do we apply it to our lives?

Though we had to shuffle the schedule due to the weather, we were able to look at Saturn and its rings through a telescope from the new Ridge Observatory. This universe that God has created is so big. Thanks to all the staff and campers for coming…and hopefully you’ve started to catch up on your lost sleep!

Boys Camp 2010

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Inspirational Stories: Boy's Camp 2009

From one of our Boy's Camp counselors:

"I left camp on Friday to attend a wedding back in Minneapolis. I decided that I wanted to return to camp after the wedding so I could hear how Friday went and also be there for goodbye's on Saturday morning. So I drove down the hill towards camp at 12:50am Saturday morning wondering if the boys of Ottawa would still be awake. I noticed the lounge light still on at Ottawa as I parked my car. I was so anxious to find out what had happened at camp while I was away.

I walk into Ottawa and Kaleb, Matt and Steve are in the lounge with five campers. They wanted me to guess what had happened that night. It turns out that two of them had accepted Christ and one had re-dedicated his life. They were all just *beaming*. They each told me how they had accepted Jesus into their lives after the Chapel time. They told me about how the three of them stood up at the campfire and told the others of their decisions that night. It was so fun to hear all about it. They individually had each thought through things and made their own decisions for Jesus. Praise God!

We all hugged each other and then sang some praise some right there in the lounge until 2am. Amazing! I could see changes already in each camper. Saying goodbye on Saturday wasn't so hard, since they were secure in Jesus."

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Reflections: 7th - 9th Boy's Grade Camp

Reflections from the Director

"It was another great Boy's Camp. Something we were encouraging our boys to do this week was to pray in public (in our group). One by one they all did it...

In cabin devotions on Thursday morning and Thursday night we ended with prayer requests and a nice prayer meeting.
After class on Friday they all prayed around the table and lifted each other up in prayer.

I was very encouraged to see these young men learning one of the most important tools for any Christian group's survival - prayer!!"


-Mike L.


Camper Quotes

"The staff and the cooks were amazing."

-James Y.


"I appreciated that [the counselors] were nice, patient, kind and encouraging."
-David H.

"One thing I learned from the Nature Programs is that the world needs more missionary pilots."
-Joe D.


Photos

Here are a few photos from the week:

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For a complete set of this week's photos, click here.

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Summer Camp Schedule

It's official. Summer camps have begun! We just wrapped up 7th - 9th Grade Boy's Camp today, and Foundation Camp is still in progress. Please pray for the Foundation Campers if the Lord brings them to mind. They have one week left! We'll be sharing pictures and details of what took place during this last week at Boy's Camp. Be sure to come back to get the Director's update!

Here's a calendar of what the rest of the summer looks like. Don't worry - it's not too late to register for some of the camps! Call or email Missy for more details.

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