Pine Cove welcomed Week 2 and Overflow A this past Sunday! 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 cabin mates who competed throughout the night.
Monday was the first full day of camp! Campers started the day off 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.
Tuesday we opened up our newest Activity Class, “Air Track!” Campers race or ride solo on the new blow-up slip-n-slide that leads into Lake Palestine. On Wednesday, guys and girls split-up to work out and do yoga respectively. Everyone bonded over breakfast at their cabins before heading to activity classes. Worship Wednesday night was on the field instead of in the gym for a change, as campers got to enjoy acoustic worship and watch the sunset. “G-Snap”, our Men’s Director, gave a Club talk over “taming the tongue,” dissecting the book of James 3. Later that night Campers and staff both got to go crazy dancing to classic camp songs like “Chainsaw” and “Wobble!” during our theme night of Glow Crazy! Seniors also enjoyed an ice-cream party as they hung out and relaxed after the dance.
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!