Fantastic Friday!

Today was an amazing last day of camp! The morning started out with each cabin checking out and getting one last chance to buy things from the Canteen. Then after brunch, we had a closing Devotional to help wrap up the week. Then, it was time for the Closing Ceremonies for the Olympics.

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Since Ellen’s D’Generous Sheep won, they had the ability to vote one staff member into the lake survivor style. After all the votes were counted, there was a tie between Jesse and Madi. Despite the chanting for both to go into the lake, we followed the established rule that only one staff member is to be thrown in. Therefore, we opened up the voting to all of camp via a scream vote.


As you can clearly hear, the vote for Jesse was quite overwhelming so he was thrown into the lake. However, he got his revenge and dumped in the two Olympic staff members from the winning team, Wes and Ellen, as he flipped the canoe partway out to the raft.

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After retrieving all three soaking wet staff members from the lake, it was time to start our closing worship. We had some great high energy songs, and even got a closing message from Jesse on what it means to leave a holy and perfect place and to reenter our regular lives.

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After chapel finished, it was time for cabins to say goodbye and for the campers to depart.

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It was a great last week of campers for us here at Luther Dell, we’re going to miss them so much over the next 51 weeks!


Thunderin Thursday!

This morning was a special morning. We all got to sleep in and have breakfast in bed, and afterwards the roots led us in worship

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This afternoon, we were able to open the beach for one last day of swimming, and played another fun dodgeball game called Star Wars! After that, we played a large camp game called Rattatattat!

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After that, it was time for the final Olympic Event, Noodle Hockey! Many teams scored goals, but Ellen’s D’Generous sheep were able to hold onto their lead enough to win the Olympics this week!

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The campers all then voted on the game we would play that evening, and by a large majority, Mighty Mighty won!

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A huge thank you to Ella for letting us use her GoPro footage for the following videos!




We got to end our night by sharing in the Lord’s Supper, singing Holden’s Evening Prayer, and listening to a message from Madi, one of our female counselors.


It was a great last day of camp for the summer!

Wonderful Wednesday!

Wonderful Wednesday!

Today we got to start out our morning with an early chapel since all the Roots were going into Longville for the Turtle Races.

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After chapel, the Roots packed out their lunches so they could have Bible Study in Longville before volunteering at the turtle races.

While they were in town, the rest of camp got to have picnic lunches. When we finished eating lunch, we got to have a lot of fun during freetime too.

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During support staff game, we got to play a new game called Dragon tag!

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After support staff game, we got to play Scrambled Eggs but since there was a large chance of bad storms, we played in upper Sunwall

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Miraculously, none of the storms that were supposed to hit us did, so instead of watching a movie we got to play Time traveler dodgeball

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It was then time for our emotional worship, when the counselors get a chance to pray with each of their campers one on one. It is frequently one of the favorite worship services of the campers during the summer

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Terrific Tuesday!!

Today was awesome! We got to start out our morning with Chapel and partway through had a chance to silently pray together

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Since the weather was holding out, we got to go swimming during free time and play some fun games around camp. We also got to play a new game called Zookeeper where we collect “animals” around camp by doing some goofy things. Here’s one group collecting Wes the Sloth


It was a hot day, so during support staff games we played a dodgeball game called Eliminator in the shade over by the Boys Dorm

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After that, we got to play a game called Zuba which is a combination of handball, basketball, and soccer

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Tonight, we got a chance to play Hula Launchers, a game where we shoot nerf balls out of water balloon launchers into nets while a dodgeball game occurs simultaneously

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After the game, we got to enjoy a great sunset during canteen!


We ended the day with our Super Happy Fun Times worship. You can check out our awesome skit below


Mighty Mighty Monday!

Mighty Mighty Monday!

Like every day, one of the first things we got to do as an entire camp is worship together for our morning chapel

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We go to have some time doing team building activities and one on ones afterwards, which allowed some of the cabins to have some time to hang out or play games like gaga

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After lunch we got to have our swim test for the week and once that was finished some free time where the campers played some volleyball in honor of the Rio Olympics.

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It was then time for us to host our own olympics, starting by forming our nations and creating a cheer

The Ladd Terzich’s were named in honor of our Maintenance Man, Samuel Ladd Terzich

After our teams designed their nations and their cheers, it was time for Speed Pictionary!

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Partway through speed pictionary, however, the most exciting vehicle of the entire week arrived, the well drillers


You see, after the campers arrived on Sunday, we discovered that one of our wells was not pumping and we could not fix it ourselves. So Sam jerry-rigged a system to get enough water to the cabins to use the restrooms but not enough to shower. Thanks to these guys, the whole camp could shower again.

After supper, it was time for one of the all-time camp favorites, Mighty Mighty.

Sam had to paint faces to distinguish teams for his first time while on staff (6 years now!). His face just screams, “How is this supposed to work?”

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After Mighty Mighty, it was time for some canteen

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We got to finish the night with a great worship in the outdoor chapel with a beautiful sunset


Swimmingly Super Sunday!

Swimmingly Super Sunday!

Today was a great day! We have a total of 69 campers this week, that’s the second most we’ve had in one week all summer! Compared to our first week though, check-ins flew by and we finished before supper! That being said, there was still a good long while of waiting and playing games before supper too

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However, after supper, we got to play an awesome game of Quad-Medic. which is a game of medic but with 4 different teams.

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After medic, we got to have some time to hang out and eat food from Canteen and then finished off the night with a worship around the campfire!

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Fantastic Friday!!

Fridays are usually a little crazy! After check-out, brunch, and a closing devo, it was finally time for the closing Olympic ceremonies!

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As part of the closing ceremonies, the winning team got to vote in one staff member into the lake, Survivor style. This week, Evan won the honor of being canoed out to the raft to belly flop in

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After leaving the lake, it was time for our closing chapel with one final skit about the Rehtul Family

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After closing chapel, it was time for some cabin and church pictures before everyone left for the summer!


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It was another fantastic week here at Luther Dell!