Happy Thursday from the Ridge! Do you hear the sound of your alarm clock going off? No? That’s because yesterday was SLEEP IN DAY!

On Wednesday, we had a slow morning that included time with Jesus, breakfast, and a special activity class. Some campers went to the pool for water aerobics, some went to the Conga for Zumba, some went to the gym (Big Bend), and some went to the game room (The Pinnacle)!

Next, we headed to Big Bend for a giant all-camp game of Zorb ball! Everyone’s a winner in Zorb ball, so congratulations campers!

We ate some delicious lunch in the Cav, then watched Vinny (short for Vendetta) and his rat try to destroy the camp. His son, Ravioli, had a son, making Vinny a grandfather! They developed a machine that turns anything into spaghetti and turned our beloved StringBean into noodles!!! Luckily, Gert isn’t dead! He just has a broken arm. Will Gert and Giggles persevere?

After lunch, we went back to our cabins for some good ole’ Bible study. We learned in Philippians 2 that our minds and our example to the world (the way we live) should follow the example of Jesus. In Jesus, we have a unity that derives from selfless, humble service. This example is given to us in Jesus and will shine brightly to all around us. Our mind is to be committed to Jesus, our JOY to be complete in Him.

At Free Time, campers roamed around camp and bought snacks from the Camp Store. Some went to the wake park, and one camper even showed off his standing backflip! His response after: “I love Pine Cove!”

At Club, we learned about the danger of self-indulgence through the story of Solomon in Ecclesiastes. Pleasure will not give us joy because our hearts are after something much more permanent. We find this permanence in Jesus who gives everlasting fulfillment.

The day ended with an awesome dance party for our theme night: Drive-Thru Swervice. It may have even included a dance-off between D-Natty and one of her campers! Is your favorite Pine Cove dance the Chainsaw or Church Clap?? That not all we did though! The camp gathered in the Cav to watch the Toronto Raptors take on the Golden State Warriors.

Thanks for reading along as we continue to have a blast and learn about the Lord! We pray that hearts would be opened to the joyous truth of the gospel of Christ. Happy reading!

God Bless,

Ridge Team