Last Campers of the Summer!

We said goodbye to our last campers of the summer on Friday!  Here are some pictures from our last day with them.

 We had the closing ceremony of the Luther Dell Olympics Friday!  We took pictures of each team with the flag that they created at the beginning of the week!

Majestic Purple Tigers

Majestic Purple Tigers

Team

LaBOOMba

Batman Unicorn Bambi

Batman Unicorn Bambi

Our winners! Team Name!

Our winners! Team Name!

Team Name got to vote for a staff member to be thrown into the lake.  Through an exciting turn of events, there was a four-way tie between Sam, Dave, Laurel, and Nate!  So all four of them were canoed out to the raft.

Nate was excited about the possibility of a four-way tie until he found out that he was one of the four that his team had voted for!

Nate was excited about the possibility of a four-way tie until he found out that he was one of the four that his team had voted for!

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After the fun down at the lake, we had one more opportunity to worship together at Closing Worship.

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The Roots

The Roots

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Thanks for a fantastic week Word of Peace, Salem, and Youthway!

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Friday

Pack up and clean up

Brunch

Bible Study

Olympics Closing Ceremony

Chapel

Pictures

A Wonderful Last Full Day

Today was an amazing day at Luther Dell!  Crazy to think that it was our last full day with campers for the summer.

The Roots lead chapel this morning!  They did an awesome job!

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We had a tie breaker competition for Clean Cabin today!

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Our final Olympic event for the week was Minute to Win It!  The teams sent up a representative to compete in challenge.  The winner of each challenge scored points for their team.

Pencil Flip

Pencil Flip

Partner Knot Tying

Partner Knot Tying

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Three Balloons Up

Three Balloons Up

Pop Can Coin Shake

Pop Can Coin Shake

Kite Hat Run

Kite Hat Run

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Pedometer Feet

Pedometer Feet

Partner Coin Spin

Partner Coin Spin

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It was an exciting last day of the Olympics!  The teams that started the day in 3rd and 4th place made huge comebacks to take over 1st and 2nd place.  There was only a 2 point different between our 1st place team: Name and our 2nd place team: Batman Unicorn Bambi.  The winning team, Team Name, gets to vote for a staff member to be thrown into the lake tomorrow!

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The Winners! Team Name!

The Winners! Team Name!

Tonight, we gave Capture the Flag another try since we got rained out on Tuesday night.  We also got to play one last game of Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge!  We will include pictures from that in a post tomorrow.

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 – Minute to Win It

Dinner

Rendezvous/ Time with God

Camp Game

Canteen

Church Meeting

Worship

Devos

Sunshiny Wednesday!

Wednesday morning the campers got to sleep in a little bit and got to have breakfast in bed!  What a great way to start the day!

We had a few former staff members come up to volunteer at Luther Dell this week!  We were so thankful for the help and the energy that they brought!  Thanks Phil, Zander, Parker, and Kelsey!

Parker and Kelsey Anderson

Parker and Kelsey Anderson

Our awesome Maintenance Guys, Sam and Reed!

Our awesome Maintenance Guys, Sam and Reed!

The Roots campers went into Longville on Wednesday to volunteer at the Turtle Races!

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The rest of the campers packed picnic lunches to have around camp.  These guys got to have a picnic lunch in the Gaga pit!

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The girls from Adonai went on a canoe trip down the Boy River!IMG_9170IMG_9179

We did Tie Dye on Wednesday afternoon!

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Some of the boys organized a game of touch football during Game Time!

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The Olympic events for Wednesday was Noodle Hockey and Choose Thine Option!

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Here’s our updated Olympics scoreboard!

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We played Hula Launchers on Wednesday evening!

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Wednesday evening we had Light Worship.  Part of the worship is a silent skit using light and shadows to tell a story.  It is based on the Bible Study theme of the day: Grief and Unanswered Prayer.

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Wednesday Schedule

Breakfast in Bed

Bible Study/ One on Ones/ Cabin Time

Chapel

Lunch

Simmer/ Nap time

Free Time/Beach open

Free Time/Canteen open

Game Time

Olympics – Noodle Hockey/Choose Thine Option

Dinner

Rendezvous/ Time with God

Hula Launchers

Canteen

Light Worship

Church meeting

Devos

Tuesday!

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Bible Study in Morningstar

Bible Study in Morningstar

Bible Study in Adonai

Bible Study in Adonai

Logos Bible Study

Logos Bible Study

Our Olympic event today was Zuba!  This game was invented here at Luther Dell and involves basketball and soccer skills, using volleyballs.

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Here’s our updated Olympic scoreboard!

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We had a tasty dinner of Fried Rice tonight!

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We were planning to play Capture the Flag tonight but just as we were about to start the game it started to downpour!  While we were bummed that we didn’t get to play, we had fun in Upper Sunwall playing a different game.  One of our church staff, Marcus, taught us a game called 2 Ninjas!

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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

Free Time/Beach open

Free Time/Canteen open

Game Time

Olympics – Zuba

Dinner

Rendezvous/ Time with God

Capture the Flag

Canteen

Super Happy Fun Times Tuesday Worship

Church meeting

Girls Devo/Boys Devo

Majestic Monday

It was a great day at Luther Dell!  It was a cooler weather for the Swim Test, but that didn’t stop us!

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Today we had the Opening Ceremony of the Luther Dell Olympics!

Our Olympic Team Leaders! Dain, Anna, Emilee, and Becca

Our Olympic Team Leaders!
Dain, Anna, Emilee, and Becca

Everyone was divided into four teams that will compete in different Olympic events throughout the week.  First, each group came up with a team name and created a team flag.   Here are the videos of the team cheers they also created!

Majestic Purple Tigers

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Majestic Purple Tigers

Majestic Purple Tigers

Batman Unicorn Bambi

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Batman Unicorn Bambi

Batman Unicorn Bambi

Name

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Name

Name

LaBOOMba

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LaBOOMba

LaBOOMba

The first event that the teams competed in was Speed Pictionary.

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Here is our Olympic Scoreboard after the first day!

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Tonight we played Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge!  Check back tomorrow to see pictures from that!

Our Monday 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 – Flags and Speed Pictionary

Dinner

Rendezvous/ Time with God

Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge

Canteen

Worship

Church meeting

Devotionals

The Last Week Begins!

Today, we begin our last week of campers for the summer at Luther Dell!  We have 37 campers here from Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers, Salem Lutheran Church in Longville, and Youthway Ministries in Blaine.  We are looking forward to a great week!

Tonight we played Tri-Medic (a game of Medic divided into three teams)!  We will include pictures from that in a post tomorrow!

Our Sunday Schedule

Dinner

Bible Study

4 Team Medic

Canteen

Campfire

Devos

Trinity and Videos from Last Week!

This week we have a summer retreat group here at Luther Dell.  We are wrapping up the second session of confirmation camp with Trinity Lutheran Church from Stillwater, MN.  We have loved being a part of the ministry with Trinity this week and have enjoyed working with their interns, CIT’s (counselors in training) and their kids!

Trinity leaves tomorrow around lunch time and then we welcome our last week of campers tomorrow afternoon!

Here are some videos from kids from last week!

Jack – Bethesda Lutheran Church

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Maren – Transfiguration Lutheran Church

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Kevin – Transfiguration Lutheran Church

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