Return of Coffee House

Today we held our first Coffee House of 2011, and it was splendid.  We had skits, musical performances and a puppet show.  

We had our MC’s Wolfgang and Dog (more commonly known as Alex and Cat) hosting the show with very interesting and realistic (sarcasm) facts about the staff members…


We had a skit very much similar to the popular Harry Potter puppet youtube video…



We also had Sean’s cabin, Taylor and Sam play a Luther Dell version of Don’t Stop Believing 


Some more pictures from Coffee House…


Melissa played and sang the song Breathe
Volunteer Anna played piano for the “Don’t Stop Believing” performance by Sean’s cabin…

Laurel’s cabin sang their own version of Rebecca Black’s Friday

These are the very creative lyrics…
8 a.m., waking up in the morning
Gotta be quiet, gotta go to first word.
Gotta have decree, gotta get French toast
Seein’ everything, the time is goin’.
Ticking on and on, Andy’s rushing for seconds.
Gotta get back to the cabin
I walk inside, it’s such a mess.

Cleaning up the top bunk,

Cleaning up the bottom bunk.
Gotta make my mind up,

Which one should I clean?!


It’s Thursday, Thursday,

Gotta serve God on Thursday.
Everybody’s looking forward to worship (worship)
Thursday Thursday
Serving God on Thursday
Everybody’s looking forward to the worship.

Worshiping, worshiping GOD
Worshiping, worshiping GOD
Fun, fun, fun, fun


Yesterday was Wednesday, Wednesday

Today it is Thursday, Thursday.
Looking forward to the worship.
We we we so excited.

We so excited
We gonna play mighty tonight.
Tomorrow is Friday,
And Saturday comes after…WORD
We don’t want this week to end.

It’s Thursday, Thursday,
Gotta serve God on Thursday.
Everybody’s looking forward to worship (worship)
Thursday Thursday
Serving God on Thursday
Everybody’s looking forward to the worship.

Worshiping, worshiping GOD
Worshiping, worshiping GOD
Fun, fun, fun, fun
Looking forward to the worship.

(Frankie and Heidi Rapped)
L-D at LUTHER DELL

So chilling in Sunwall (in Sunwall)
In the chapel (in chapel),
I’m chilling, rapping
Fast rhymes, good times
With God by my side (WOOOO!)
(C’mon) Passing by are goats in front of me
Plop plop, check my flip flop, wanna scream
Check my time, it’s Thursday
It’s our last night
We gonna have fun, come on, come on y’all


Here’s what we did the rest of the day…

Breakfast in Bed!
Cabin Clean Up
Chapel
Bible study/ one on one’s/ Cabin Time
Lunch
Free Time 
Canteen
Team Challenge Games
Activity Time
Dinner
Rendezvous/ Time to spend with God
Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge!!
Canteen
Worship
Bedtime Story Time
Skittles! (Night Game)
Devotionals
Partay Time!

Work day in Remer

On Wednesday the ROOTS took adventures all over Northern Minnesota… and by that I mean they did a work project for Bethany Lutheran Church in Remer, and then trekked over to Longville for the Turtle Races.  From the looks of it, I think they had a good, exhausting day.

Group Picture of the first crew in Remer (the camera died so we couldn’t get a picture of the second group)

Wednesday Schedule
Decree, wake up song and prayer
Breakfast
Cabin Clean Up
Chapel
ROOTS leave for Remer work projects
Bible study/ one on one’s/ Cabin Time
Lunch
Longville Turtle Races! (for the ROOTS)
Free Time (for the Campers)
Canteen

Team Challenge Games
Dinner

Rendezvous/ Time to spend with God
Hula Launcers!
Canteen
Worship
Bedtime Story Time
Devotionals/ Girl’s Group Devo

I’m with the Band

So Tuesday night, we had a few campers and church staff helping out with worship, and it was super cool!

In addition to our worship coordinator Jacob, Dylan brought his drum set, and Scott played the bass, while Taylor played guitar and sang, and Pastor Stephanie played the violin (which was my personal favorite).

Tuesday’s Schedule

Decree, wake up song and prayer
Breakfast
Cabin Clean Up
Chapel
Bible study/ one on one’s/ Cabin Time
Lunch
Simmer
Free Time 

Canteen

Team Challenge Games
Dinner

Rendezvous/ Time to spend with God
Canteen
Worship
Bedtime Story Time
Devotionals

Mighty Mighty Montage

Playin’ some Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge
layin’ down the law… or teaching the rules.

                Besties.


Former LD staff member, Alex is up here this week to co-counsel and he seems 
super excited about Mighty Mighty.
She has some pretty sweet blocking abilities


   Taylor got the Ball!              
 

Phil got an ouchie boo boo, and Nurse Dana is helping him out…?


Today was a beautiful warm breezy day here at Luther Dell, we’re so blessed to have great weather this week AND this great group of kids, we couldn’t be happier!

Here’s our schedule for the day…

Decree, wake up song and prayer
Breakfast
Cabin Clean Up
Chapel
Bible study/ one on one’s/ Cabin Time
Field Game 
Lunch
Simmer/ Nap Time!
Swim Test!
Free Time
Canteen
Team Challenge Games
Cabin Time
Dinner
Rendezvous/ Time to spend with God
Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge!
Canteen
International Worship
Campfire
Bedtime Story Time
Devotionals/ Boy’s campfire time




We’re back in Action!

Last week we had a week long family camp, and while that was a nice change of pace for us, we’re excited to have our regular program back in action!

This week we have two new churches here; Family of God in Brooklyn Park, as well as Calvary from Golden Valley.  In addition to those two we have Bethesda and TLC returning, which makes this week our biggest yet!  We have 76 campers here!! 

Last night we had yet another beautiful sunset during our outdoor worship.

Goodbyes!!

We say goodbye to St. Olaf, Minnetonka, and Grace Andover Churches on this very humid day here at Luther Dell.  We had a great time hanging out with all of the campers, and can’t wait to see them all back next year!

I didn’t get a picture of all the campers this week, but here are some cabin pictures.

Grace Andover

Canteen

Today was a pretty drizzly cold day, and we spent most of the day indoors, but we still had some great times chatting, and playing games.  

We played Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge for the second time this week, but our daily photo op was during night Canteen.

Standing in line waiting oh so patiently for canteen to open…


The infamous GAGA

Here’s the schedule for the last full day at camp…
Breakfast in Bed!
Cabin Clean Up
Chapel
Bible study/ one on one’s/ Cabin Time
Lunch
Free Time 
Canteen
Team Challenge Games
Activity Time
Dinner
Rendezvous/ Time to spend with God
Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge!!
Canteen
Worship
Bedtime Story Time
Devotionals


Wednesday

So it is now July 13th, and we FINALLY got our entire staff at camp, at the same time to take our staff picture.


This is a very random day of postings, but on Monday we did Tie Dye, and here’s a jumble of all the shirts!


Also, last week we had a work week, and Sean painted this sweet mural on the art shop wall.


Other than being super on top of things this summer, this is what the campers did all day…
Decree, wake up song and prayer
Breakfast
Cabin Clean Up
Chapel
Bible study/ one on one’s/ Cabin Time
Field Game- Poop Deck!
Lunch
Longville Turtle Races! (for the ROOTS)
Free Time (for the Campers)

Canteen

Team Challenge Games
Dinner

Rendezvous/ Time to spend with God
Hula Launcers!
Canteen
Worship
Bedtime Story Time
Devotionals




Face Painting and Other Fun Things

Today was a chilly day here at Luther Dell,  but the weather didn’t stop us from having some good times.  We played Medic AND had our servant fair (which is where the staff serve the kids in fun ways)  Here are some pictures from the fair!

Shaving Cream Hair Styles

I just had to put this one on here… sisterly bonding…

The Cone Toss

Try to get the cone to land on the other one…

Blind Portraits

This is who they were attempting to draw…

Hair Braiding

Face Painting



Here’s a list of the fun times at Luther Dell…

Decree, wake up song and prayer

Breakfast
Cabin Clean Up
Chapel
Bible study/ one on one’s/ Cabin Time
Field Game
Lunch
Simmer/ Nap Time!
Swim Test
Free Time
Canteen
Team Challenge Games
Medic!
Dinner
Rendezvous/ Time to spend with God
Servant Fair
Canteen
Prayer Centered Worship
Bedtime Story
Devotionals
Skittles (Fun Night Game)

Whoopsidaisy

Welp, I’m off to a good start this week, I forgot to update the blog yesterday AND take pictures.  But I have a solution. Look at this picture.



This was basically the events of camp yesterday. Lots of rain, chaos, and humidity.

So now it’s Monday, and we have St. Olaf, St. Mary Magdalene, and Grace Andover Churches are here this week, and it’s our biggest week yet!

Today we did a bunch of things that were super fun, but I think Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge was maybe the most fun!  Here are some pictures from the game…

War Paint at Dusk
This is how excited she was…

Other than Mighty Mighty, this is what we did all day…
Decree, wake up song and prayer
Breakfast
Cabin Clean Up
Chapel
Bible study/ one on one’s/ Cabin Time
Field Game 
Lunch
Simmer/ Nap Time!
Swim Test!
Free Time
Canteen
Team Challenge Games
Cabin Time
Dinner
Rendezvous/ Time to spend with God
Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge!
Canteen
International Worship
Campfire
Bedtime Story Time
Devotionals/ Boy’s and Girl’s campfire time