Thanks for a fantastic week!

It was cold, windy, and a little rainy this morning so we did most of our activities inside.  We had the Closing Ceremony of the Luther Dell Olympics today!  We took pictures of each of the teams with the flag they created at the beginning of the week.

6th Place: B.L.T.

6th Place: B.L.T.

5th Place: Russia

5th Place: Russia

4th Place: Mac Attac

4th Place: Mac Attac

3rd Place: The Sysco Nation

3rd Place: The Sysco Nation

2nd Place: Team America

2nd Place: Team America

1st Place: Sharks!

1st Place: Sharks!

Our Final Olympic Scoreboard

Our Final Olympic Scoreboard

The winning team, the Sharks got their gold medals and got to vote for a staff member to be thrown into the lake!  They voted for Nora!

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After the lake excitement, we had one more time to worship together in Chapel.

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One of our campers, Ingrid, taught us the song that she wrote this week!

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Bethesda Lutheran Church campers

Bethesda Lutheran Church campers

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Thanks for a fantastic week Family of God, TLC, Bethesda, and Calvary!  Have a great rest of the summer!

Our Friday Schedule

Pack up and clean up

Brunch

Bible Study

Olympics Closing Ceremony

Chapel

Pictures

Mighty Mighty!

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After the first game the campers decided to play a campers vs. staff game!  The staff was severely outnumbered and almost lost a couple times but were able to hang on!

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After Mighty Mighty, we opened up the beach to cool off in the lake!IMG_8508

Last Full Day

The Roots campers helped lead Chapel today!  They did a great job!
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We had a few short rain showers today, but most of the day was beautiful!

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We had our final Olympic event today: Noodle Hockey!  The teams rotated through playing 2 minute games.  Each goal was worth 12.26 points so that if the last place team made an epic comeback they would win by .04 points.

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The Sharks really came out fighting today and scored 4 goals!  We think that’s the most goals scored in Luther Dell Olympic history!  The Sharks took over first place and will get to vote for a staff member to be thrown into the lake tomorrow!IMG_8297

The campers got to choose what game to play tonight and they picked Mighty Mighty!  We will include pictures from that in a post tomorrow!

Our Thursday Schedule

First Word

Breakfast

Cabin Cleanup

Chapel

Bible Study/ One on Ones/ Cabin Time

Team Building

Lunch

Simmer/ Nap time

Free Time/Beach open

Free Time/Canteen open

Game Time

Olympics

Dinner

Rendezvous/ Time with God

Camp Game – Mighty Mighty

Canteen

Church Meeting

Worship

Devos

Hula!

We played Hula Launchers last night!  The object of the game is to score five points by launching hula balls into a giant net.  If they land in the lower circle, they are worth one point, if they land in the net, they are worth two points.  Meanwhile there is a giant game of dodgeball going on in the middle of the field.  We had lots of fun!

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Last night we also had Light Worship.  Part of the worship was a silent skit set to music, using light and shadows to tell a story. It goes along with Wednesday’s Bible Study theme of Grief and Unanswered Prayers.  There was also a time for counselors to pray with each of their campers.
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Song Writing and Turtle Racing

Even though we got to sleep in and our day was shorter today, we had a busy day!  Everybody made pack-out lunches today after chapel.  The 36 Roots campers brought their lunches into Longville and did their Bible Studies and ate lunch there, before volunteering at the Turtle Races.  The three remaining cabins got to have full reign of camp and had a picnic lunch.  It was a quiet free time with only 21 campers left at camp, but we had fun!

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During Rendezvous (Time with God) last night, one of our campers wrote a song that goes along with our summer theme of Ordinary People, Extraordinary God!  Ingrid shared her song with us today!

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Isn’t that awesome?!  We are hoping that Ingrid will teach it to us tomorrow!

The Roots had a great time in Longville today!  They got to help run the game booths, dance, eat ice cream and enjoy Longville!

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For Game Time today we played Snoodles!

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Our Olympic event of the day was Minute to Win It and Choose Thine Option.

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Pencil Flip

Pencil Flip

Three Balloons Up

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Kite Hat

Kite Hat

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Pedometer Hands

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Partner Knot Tying

Partner Knot Tying

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Pedometer Feet

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Pop Can Coin Shake

Pop Can Coin Shake

Partner Coin Spin

Partner Coin Spin

The second part of the Olympics today was a game called Choose Thine Option.  Each player chooses to do one of three actions: buoy, karate, or dancing.  The leader then chooses an option.  If you match the leader, you are out.  The winner won 25 points for their team!

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Choose Thine Option Finalists

Choose Thine Option Finalists

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We played Hula Launchers tonight!  We will include pictures from that in a post tomorrow.

Wednesday

Breakfast in Bed

Chapel

(Roots campers go to Longville for the turtle races)

Bible Study/ One on Ones/ Cabin Time

Picnic Lunch!

Simmer/ Nap time

Free Time/Canteen open

Game Time

Olympics – Minute to Win It/Choose Thine Option

Dinner

Rendezvous/ Time with God

Hula Launchers

Canteen

Light Worship

Church meeting

Devos

Tuesday post!

It was a good Tuesday at Luther Dell!

Yahweh Bible Study

Yahweh Bible Study

Bible Study in the Barn

Bible Study in the Barn

The Human Knot

Team Building: The Human Knot

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Playing Estonian Foosball

Playing Estonian Foosball

Team Building: The Golf Ball Challenge

Team Building: The Golf Ball Challenge

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Our Olympic competition for Tuesday was a game called Zuba!  It involves soccer and basketball skills and is played with five volleyballs.

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The Sysco Nation has come from behind to take the lead!  Here is our updated Olympic Scoreboard!

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Here are some videos from Super Happy Fun Times Tuesday Worship!

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We had a beautiful sunset!

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Our Tuesday Schedule

First Word

Breakfast

Cabin Cleanup

Chapel

Bible Study/ One on Ones/ Cabin Time

Team Building

Lunch

Simmer/ Nap time

Swim Tests

Free Time/Canteen open

Game Time

Olympics – Zuba

Dinner

Rendezvous/ Time with God

Field Game

Canteen

Super Happy Fun Times Tuesday Worship

Church meeting

Girls Devo/Boys Devo

Night Game

Late night!

Just finished up things for the night here at Luther Dell, after a great day.  Good thing the campers get to sleep in and get breakfast in bed tomorrow morning!  Check back tomorrow for a post about our day today!

Mac Attac and Mac & Cheese!

It was a great first full day here at Luther Dell!

Trinity girls!

Trinity girls!

Yahweh girls!

Yahweh girls!

It was a very windy day!  We did our waterfront orientation, but decided to postpone the swim test until tomorrow.  The waves and the chilly wind would have made it pretty miserable in the water today.  The forecast tomorrow says a high of 73 and sunny, so it should be a better day for the swim test!

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During game time today, one of the games we played was Ship to Shore.  It involves some pretty funny actions!

Three Men in a Tub

Three Men in a Tub

Hit the Deck

Hit the Deck

Four Men Eating

Four Men Eating

Mermaid

Mermaid

We had the Opening Ceremony for the Luther Dell Olympics today.  The campers were divided into 6 teams and will compete in different events each day this week.

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Our wonderful Olympic team leaders: Katie, Zach, Wes, Emily, Anna, Becca

Our wonderful Olympic team leaders: Katie, Zach, Wes, Emily, Anna, Becca

The first task the teams had was to come up with team names and create a team flag.

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Team

Team America

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The Sysco Nation (named after our favorite friendly food distributor)

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Russia

Team

Sharks

Team

B.L.T.

Mac Attac

Mac Attac (yes, they purposely spelled it without a k!)

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After making their flags, the first Olympic event that the teams competed in was Speed Pictionary.

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Tonight for dinner we had Mac and Cheese!  Yum!

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Tonight we played Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge!  We will post pictures from that tomorrow.

Our Monday Schedule

First Word

Breakfast

Cabin Cleanup

Chapel

Bible Study/ One on Ones/ Cabin Time

Team Building

Lunch

Simmer/ Nap time

Free Time/Canteen open

Game Time

Olympics – Opening Ceremony and Speed Pictionary

Dinner

Rendezvous/ Time with God

Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge

Canteen

Worship

Church meeting

Devotionals

Medic and Mosquitoes!

After a great week of family camp with St. Micheal’s Lutheran Church in Roseville, we are starting another week of campers!  We have 57 campers here this week from: Transfiguration Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Family of God Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park, Bethesda Lutheran Church in Inver Grove Heights, and Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley.

We played some fun games of 4 Team Medic and will include some pictures of that in a post tomorrow.  It was a nice cool evening but the mosquitoes came out in swarms during campfire tonight!  There was lots of bug spray and swatting of mosquitoes but we all survived.  We are thankful for the screened-in chapel for tomorrow night!

Our Sunday Schedule

Dinner

Bible Study

4 Team Medic

Canteen

Campfire

Devos