Overflow has many unique activities that they get to participate in throughout their time here at the Shores. Something that is special for our two-week program is getting to stay at camp over the weekend, when all the other campers go home. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, Overflow has several fun activities, service projects, and worship times they get to enjoy. One way that Overflow helps out is by joining in with the rest of the Shores staff and, as “junior counselors”, helping out with opening day on Sunday.
For opening day, all of Overflow splits into two big groups. One group stays here at the Shores, jumping and cheering in our welcome gauntlet or carrying luggage on the “Lugg-Train”, while the other group goes and does the same at our 8th-9th grade camp, the Timbers.
Many campers have told us how much they enjoy opening day. They love getting to help out around camp and serve in different ways, and it’s cool for dampers to get a small taste of what it’s like to be a counselor.
After opening day is finished, the group at the Timbers stays there to help with the evening game, while the group at the Shores heads over to the Ranch, our 6th-7th grade camp, to help there! Campers get paired up with cabins at these younger camps and get to help the counselors lead and encourage their new campers.
Overflow has several activities that are geared towards them having a fun and exciting time while they’re at camp, playing games, laughing, and getting to know each other. What’s special about opening day for Overflow is that we give campers a chance to take what they have learned about living out their faith and serving others in their first week of camp, and putting it into practice by giving them opportunities to serve other camps and encourage younger campers. You might say that the things they’re learning and the fun they’re having is overflowing into the other camps!
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.