The gates of Pine Cove opened this past Sunday to welcome Week 1 of the summer! Campers met their counselors, went to swim check, and settled in before heading to dinner. Our staff grilled burgers on the waterfront where cabins grouped together to eat and relax at picnic tables.  The theme for the night was Mascot Mania! Each cluster played games and cheered on their counselors who competed throughout the night.

Monday was the first full day of camp of the entire summer! Campers started the day off strongly with quiet time and a bible study with their cabin. Our Bible Study theme for this summer is “FAITHWORKS,” which dives into the book of James, tackling a chapter a day. When studying each of the chapters, we focus on the importance of remaining steadfast in trials, asking for wisdom, and experiencing the power of prayer. Campers are learning how to live out their faith through action, and to not only hear the truth, but to strive to be refined and complete in Christ.

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Tuesday night, the Lord provided some liquid sunshine, pushing our dance night up a day early! Campers and staff both got to go crazy dancing to classic camp songs like “Chainsaw” and “Wobble!” The next morning, guys and girls got to split up to work out and do yoga respectively. Everyone bonded over breakfast at their cabins before heading to activity classes.

Camp is excited for the rest of the week as we continue to expound on what James has to teach to us! We hope that the studying of scripture in a camp environment will encourage and teach campers how to do it on their own and with a community back home!