Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Day Camp and Lemonade Stands

43. Count 'em, 43 4th - 8th graders this year enjoying First Principles Day Camp! The kids seem to be enjoying learning interesting tidbits about each other. Add to the 43 the volunteers helping me and our first day saw 49 involved in Day Camp. We had a great Bible study, enjoyed a wonderful lunch prepared by Katie Hammon, Sandy Liles, and Liza Stanforth before an afternoon of go-karts, laser tag, mini golf, rock wall climbing, and bumper boats at Boomers.

Michael Cliff chuckles at his "Would You Rather?" question in the
get-to-know you kick-off session.

Day Camp is a special ministry for 4th - 8th graders the week before Yosemite Bible Camp. This is my 18th year to do Day Camp and it is always one of the high points of the year for me. We spend two intense hours in Bible study each day, discussing the problem of sin, the solution offered by Jesus Christ the Son of God, and the response of faith in repentance and baptism. Each evening, the kido's have homework which they do with their parents to jump-start the conversation regarding salvation.

Sunday night, the college small group that meets in our home was welcomed to the Bible study fellowship by two princesses selling lemonade. Tori and Landyn made out like bandits with their lemonade stand, made especially for the college gang.