Posted by: Pastor Tim Mason on Wed, Jun 11, 2008
We are into camp life! The theme for today is "Servant-hood"More Pictures in the photo gallary
The day begins and it is cold, but the skies are clear and we are thankful for that
Andrew went off to ride horses in the morning. Rumor has it that the mosquitoes were rather vicious, but he survived to tell the story, so that is okay... it builds ‘character.’
Each camper was charged with ‘serving’ another camper at dinner. That meant they were paying attention to the needs of the their neighbor, not just themselves, and providing their neighbor with the food that they needed for that meal. The kids were given a discussion guide to talk about during dinner after the skit. It was very well done.
After supper was the ‘Servant Fair.’ The Servant Fair is when the counselors do all sorts of silly tngs to ‘serve’ the campers. There is a station where they wash the campers’ hair, there is another station where they make funny hairdo’s, paint fingernails and faces, carry campers around like a taxi service, write their names in Chinese characters, answer ANY question the camper may have, and just have fun.
After the Servant Fair they went down to campfire to sing and see some more skits. As we were watching, a bald eagle flew right over the beach area and some loons ran across the glassy lake trying to take off.
After canteen, sugar-fix, they went off to see a special skit using the shadows of the actors against a white screen. They acted out various parables of Jesus, the story of Moses and other texts that highlight the faithfulness of God. Stevie was very moved.
Us older ones, went off to bed at this point, but the campers went back to their cabins for more activities evening devotions and then lights out. We still heard campers asking questions from devotions until 11:00 p.m. when we were trying to sleep.
Kids have questions and insight, they want answers and they want to contribute to the life of the church.
Another fine day here at Camp Wapogasset… it looks like rain for Wednesday and Thursday… I wonder what the counselors will have in mind?