Final of Olympics Friday!

This Friday was the last day at camp for our campers.  The day began with brunch, then the closing ceremony to the Luther Dell Olympics.  The winner of week was the team The Jumbo Pancakes with a Side of Baconator.  They voted for counselor Caitlin to be thrown into the lake.

The Fire Breathing Dragonflies

The Fire Breathing Dragonflies

Dauntless

Dauntless

The Agile Pink Crocs

The Agile Pink Crocs

The Redbeards

The Redbeards

The Autobots

The Autobots

The winners of Week 2 Luther Dell Olympics!

The Jumbo Pancakes with a Side of Baconator

The Jumbo Pancakes with a Side of Baconator

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Sleep Ins and Victories

The day began with the campers sleeping in then being served breakfast in bed.  Everyone felt refreshed after the extra sleep this morning.  The day began with a chapel lead by the Roots campers.

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The Luther Dell Olympic event for the day was Minute to Win It games.  Campers had to complete certain tasks in under a minute in order to receive points for their team.

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After the final event, the Jumbo Pancakes were declared the winners of the second week of the Luther Dell Olympics!IMG_1053

Sunshine and Field Games!

Today was a beautiful day at Luther Dell, and the campers spent much of it outside, playing a variety of games.  The first being the Support Staff Game of Link Tag.

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The Luther Dell Olympic event for Wednesday is Noodle Hockey, in which players try to score goals by hitting the ball with pool noodles across the playing field.  They were very evenly matched games, as no team scored any points during this round of the Olympics.

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Wednesday:

Wake Up!

First Word/Morning Mover

Breakfast

Cabin Clean Up

Chapel- Water Chapel

Pack Up Lunch!

Picnic Lunch

Bible Study

Team Building

1×1’s

Simmer

Free Time/ Beach Open

Support Staff Game

Luther Dell Olympics- Noodle Hockey

Dinner

Rendezvous

Field Game- Camper’s Choice

Canteen

Worship

Devotionals

Lights Out!

A Beautiful Tuesday

The sun cam out and stayed out all day today at Luther Dell.  The nice weather made everyone full of energy.  All of this extra energy came in handy playing the multiple field games today.  The Luther Dell Olympics event for the day was Zuba, a game which is a mix between soccer and basketball.

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The totals after Day 2 of the Olympics.  It is a close battle for first!IMG_0837

There were two night field games.  First, was quad medic, in which four teams competed in a dodgeball game with one player on each team designated to tag players who got out.IMG_0849 IMG_0853 IMG_0859 IMG_0864 IMG_0876 IMG_0877 IMG_0881 IMG_0882

The next game was Hula Launchers, a version of dodge ball in which both team are also trying to score points by launching small balls into nets across the field.IMG_0888 IMG_0889 IMG_0891 IMG_0892 IMG_0894 IMG_0895 IMG_0896

Devotionals were split into boys and girls tonight.  For the girls’ devotional, the female staff lead a set of stations in which each girl could see that she was cleansed of her wrongdoings.IMG_0909 IMG_0912 IMG_0918 IMG_0924

Tuesday:

Wake Up!

First Word/Morning Mover

Breakfast

Cabin Clean-Up

Cabin Time

1×1’s

Team Building

Lunch

Simmer

Free Time/Beach Open

Support Staff Game

Luther Dell Olympics- Zuba

Dinner

Rendezvous

Field Game-Quad Medic and Hula Launchers

Canteen

Worship- Super Happy Fun Times

Devotionals- Boys and Girls

Lights Out!

“Mighty” Worship Monday

Monday’s all camp field game was Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge.  The goal of this field game is to get your opponent’s pool noodle, Frisbee, and volleyball across the middle line.
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Monday:

Wake Up!

First Word/Morning Mover

Breakfast

Cabin Cleanup

Chapel-Praise

Bible Study

1×1’s

Cabin Time

Team Building

Lunch

Simmer

Free Time/Swim Tests

Support Staff Game

Olympics- Nation Flags and Speed Pictionary

Dinner

Rendezvous

Field Game- Mighty Mighty

Canteen

Light Worship

Devos

Lights Out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Introduction!

The sun has finally come out here at Luther Dell!  Everybody has been spending time outside enjoying the beautiful day.  Campers and staff have been playing games, doing team building activities, and getting to know each other.

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The Luther Dell Olympics began today!  Campers and staff were split into nations and the first event was Speed Pictionary.IMG_0674 - Copy IMG_0672 - Copy IMG_0704 - Copy IMG_0703 - Copy IMG_0696 - Copy IMG_0692 - Copy IMG_0687 - Copy IMG_0683 - Copy IMG_0681 - Copy

A Busy Sunday

“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” -Mark 9:37

Today Luther Dell welcomed Shepherd of the Valley campers to camp.  The camp is very busy and full, as there are over 70 people joining us this week.

The campers moved in and got settled in before all coming together for a dinner of spaghetti.

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The campers had a lot of fun playing some Luther Dell favorite games.

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Because our field was too wet from all the rain, campers and staff gathered for a large group game indoors.

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We’re expecting this to be a fantastic week.

Sunday:

Arrival!

Registration/Check In

Dinner

Bible Study

Staff Intros

Camp Game

Canteen

Worship

Devotionals

Lights Out!

Goodbye goodbye!

We said goodbye to our first campers of the summer today.  First we kicked off the day with brunch, then the Luther Dell Olympics Closing Ceremony.

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The First Lutheran Church of Mars

The First Lutheran Church of Mars

The Fighting Waffles

The Fighting Waffles

The Honey Badgers of Justice

The Honey Badgers of Justice

And finally, the winners of the Week 1 Luther Dell Olympics!

 

The Skywalkers

The Skywalkers

The Skywalkers voted for the camp nurse, Hannah, to jump in the lake.  Luckily, it was not raining today.IMG_0610 IMG_0612 IMG_0614

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The campers then packed up to head back to their homes.  They will be missed by all the staff here at Luther Dell.

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Thursdays are Fun Days!

This morning did not look like promising weather as campers and staff woke up to rainy, windy weather.  The theme for today was He Serves, We Serve.  The idea is that as Jesus serves others, he calls us to serve as well.  The campers experienced this firsthand as their counselors served them breakfast in bed.  The first full camp event of the day was chapel, which the high school Roots program lead.

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Much of Free Time was again spent inside, but the campers definitely made the most of it as they played Ping Pong, Nine Square, and Foosball.IMG_0486 - Copy IMG_0487 - Copy IMG_0490 - Copy IMG_0494 - Copy IMG_0496 - Copy

The weather cleared in time for an outside game for the Olympic event.  Today’s Luther Dell Olympic Event was “Noodle Hockey” in which players tried to score points by hitting and tossing a ball with pool noodles.IMG_0509 - Copy IMG_0522 - Copy IMG_0560 - Copy IMG_0580 - Copy

The standings after today’s event.  The Skywalkers win!  Tune in tomorrow to see which staff member will be chosen to get thrown into the lake.

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Tonight’s field game was chosen by the campers.  The campers voted at lunch that they would like to play Mighty Mighty again.  Everyone was happy to be able to spend time outside and so extra time was spent playing this field game.
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Breakfast in Bed

Bible Study

1×1’s

Cabin Time

Chapel

Lunch

Simmer

Free Time

Support Staff Game

Olympics- Noodle Hockey

Dinner

Rendezvous

Field Game- Mighty Mighty

Canteen

Church Time

Worship

Devos

Lights Out!