St. Luke Family Camp!

St. Luke Family Camp!

On Thursday, families from St. Luke joined us for a weekend family camp! We had a lot of beach time and played a few of our favorite camp games. Here are some highlights from the weekend!

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We had a great weekend and a perfect end to the summer! Thanks, St. Luke!

Fabulous Finale Friday

Fabulous Finale Friday

We just finished our last week of campers for the summer! Every week has been incredible and this week was great to end on. Today we had another round of Jedi Knights graduate from Jedi Academy.  Then we announced the final Olympic rankings and the winning team voted for Brock to go in the lake!

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6th place - Warrioreoreos

6th place – Warrioreoreos

5th place - Victory Shoes

5th place – Victory Shoes

4th place - Pherocious Parkour People

4th place – Pherocious Parkour People

3rd Place - Fish-Fighting Falcons

3rd Place – Fish-Fighting Falcons

2nd Place - Silky Buttered Grahams

2nd Place – Silky Buttered Grahams

1st Place - The Fantastic Force

1st Place – The Fantastic Force

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Finally, we had our send-off chapel, filled with fun songs and cabin prayer time.

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Thanks for a great week to all the churches that were here! We loved having you and are already excited for next summer!

Theatrical Thumbs-Up Thursday

Theatrical Thumbs-Up Thursday

We had a splendid final full day of camp! First of all, Thursday is sleep-in day. Counselors bring breakfast to their cabins and serve the campers breakfast in bed!

Chapel this morning was special because the Roots campers picked and performed the songs, did a skit, sang on stage and delivered the message. They did a fantastic job!

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Prayer wall

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Luckily the rain held off and campers were able to do a variety of activities outside during free time. Some even went swimming and paddle boarding even though it was cloudy. Activities today included Kubb (pictured below), GaGa, Jedi training and Star Wars dodgeball.

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The final Olympic event was Noodle Hockey. Two teams play against each other for two minutes or until someone scores. After two minutes the next two teams go in and the cycle continues until we run out of the designated time.

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The Support Staff game was a camp favorite, Ship to Shore. In this game, you must follow a series of commands and perform the appropriate action for each command. Commands include hit the deck, jellyfish, captain’s coming, seagull and crow’s nest.

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Tonight instead of a field game we had a coffeehouse talent show! There are so many talented campers here! The kitchen also prepared juice and cookies to enjoy before the performances began.

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Thursday Schedule:

Breakfast in bed

Cabin Cleanup

Bible Study

Team Building

1x1s

Roots Chapel

Lunch

Simmer

Free Time

Olympics

Support Staff Game

Dinner

Rendezvous

Canteen

Coffeehouse

Church Time

Worship

Devotionals

Goodnight!

Wonderfully Wacky Wednesday

Wonderfully Wacky Wednesday

Wednesdays are especially fun because we get to have Luther Deli picnic lunches! Right away after chapel, everyone makes a pack-out lunch and has a picnic with their cabin. Also, the Roots campers go into Longville to volunteer with the turtle races. While there, they get to dance and hula hoop for coupons, then they help run the games.

Picnic lunch!

Picnic lunch!

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Kubb

Kubb

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Today’s Olympic event was a series of dodgeball games. We started out with Medic, where every team had its own section. The first team to eliminate the five other teams won.

After Medic was Gladiator. Team members split into pairs, one person acting as the shield and the other as the attacker. The shield can be hit by a gator ball and protect the attacker, but cannot throw a gator ball. The attacker can throw and attempt to hit other attackers. Once the attacker is hit, the pair is out and a new pair enters the stadium. The team with the last pair in the stadium wins.

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The third game was Battleship. In this game, team members must run from one end of the field to the other without being hit by staff battle ships who are throwing gator balls. Once hit, you must sit down, but you can tag other people running by to stand up again and try to make it to the other end.

Campers had the opportunity to vote for our field game and Mighty Mighty won! It was an awesome game tonight.

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Tonight’s worship was in Upper Sunwall. There was a shadow skit and counselors prayed with all of their campers individually.

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It’s hard to believe we are already over half-way done with the week! It’s been great so far and we can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store.

Wednesday Schedule:

 First Word/Morning Mover

Breakfast

Cabin Cleanup

Chapel

Pack-out lunch/Roots leave for Longville

Bible Study

Team Building

1x1s

Picnic Lunch

Simmer

Free Time

Olympics

Support Staff Game

Dinner

Rendezvous

Field Game

Canteen

Church Time

Worship

Devotionals

Goodnight!

A Top-Notch Tremendous Tuesday

A Top-Notch Tremendous Tuesday

It was a fantastic second day here at camp! We played a lot of different games, had prayer time during morning chapel and did a lot of dancing during super happy fun times worship.

During free time campers had the opportunity to tie dye, swim and boat at the beach, do Jedi training, play in a Spike Ball tournament, make crafts in the art shop, and more!

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The Olympic game was Zuba, which is a combination of basketball and soccer. Teams must dribble, throw or kick volleyballs into large nets at either end of the field. The first team to seven points wins – it is one point for getting the ball in the large net and two points for kicking it into the bottom ring.

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During the Support Staff game, campers had the option of playing thunder basketball or Ratatattat, which is a dodgeball game.

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Finally, we played Hula Launchers on the field after dinner. Hula Launchers involves taking small foam balls and using water balloon slingshots to launch them into a large net on the other end of the field. To make it more challenging to get the Hula balls, a game of dodgeball is going on between the teams too, so if you get hit with a dodgeball you must go to jail.

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We had an awesome worship tonight that was high energy and involved a lot of upbeat songs!

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Tuesday Schedule:

First Word/Morning Mover

Breakfast

Cabin Cleanup

Bible Study

Chapel

1x1s

Team Building

Lunch

Simmer

Free Time

Olympics

Support Staff Game

Dinner

Rendezvous

Field Game

Canteen

Church Time

Worship

Boys’ and Girls’ Devotionals

Goodnight!

Majestically Marvelous Mighty Mighty Monday

Majestically Marvelous Mighty Mighty Monday

What an awesome first full day! It took awhile to warm up but we still enjoyed several games outside. Some free time activities included street square, spike ball, Jedi training and GaGa.

Street square

Street square

Jedi training

Jedi training

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Spikeball

Spikeball

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GaGa

GaGa

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Today was the Olympic Opening Ceremonies! Campers were split into six different nations, each led by a staff member. Every nation came up with a name and a cheer. Then we did our first competition, Speed Pictionary. Besides drawing, team members have the option of sculpting, drawing blindfolded or sculpting blindfolded.

Telling the Olympic origin story

Telling the Olympic origin story

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The Support Staff game today was Eliminator dodgeball. To win, you must get everyone else out without getting out yourself. If the person who got you out then gets out during the game, you are back in.

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Tonight’s field game was Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge, a camp favorite. The items are frisbees, volleyballs and pool noodles, and teams must get all items on their side without being tagged by members of the opposing team.

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Monday Schedule:

First Word/Morning Mover

Breakfast

Cabin Cleanup

Bible Study

Chapel

1x1s

Team Building

Lunch

Simmer

Swim Tests/Free Time

Olympics

Support Staff Game

Dinner

Rendezvous

Field Game

Canteen

Church Time

Worship

Devotionals

Goodnight!

Sunset Sunday

Sunset Sunday

This is our last week with campers and it is very bittersweet. We are so excited to have campers from TLC, Amery Wisconsin, Youthway and Word of Peace here with us for our last week! We have 66 campers, a full camp! It should be a great week with beautiful weather.

Even though we had so many campers we played regular Medic instead of Quad Medic. The catch was that each team had two medics!

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We had the perfect night for a campfire worship tonight!

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Sunday Schedule:

Dinner

Bible Study

Staff Intros

Medic

Canteen

Campfire Worship

Devotionals

Goodnight!