Youth camp has to be more than just fun, games, and pranks. We do 3 sessions each day to devote time to God. Quite Time and Small Group The first session is just after breakfast. We have our students broken up into small groups and have them get into their groups and have personal quite time and group devotions. Each day the leader speaking in the evening service put together this session for the students. For example, during my session I had them read Acts 6 and 7 during their personal quite time and go through these questions Read: Acts 6 & 7 (You can take some notes here) In … [Read more...]
Camp would be camp without pranks. Most of the time they are stupid and juvenile. I can't complain too much I guess, the students are juveniles after all. This year we had plenty of dumb pranks, but a few were really good. Most of those were from the staff though. Lame Pranks As I said, there were many lame pranks. I had some left over bacon put in my bed, a stolen trophy (the golden plunger of power) places under my pillow, and the cabin was messed up with bedding pulled half way out or flipped up. One of the other leaders had his stuff moved into the bathroom, the stuff on his bed … [Read more...]
Well, it was this time of year again, when youth pastors eschew sleep in nice comfy beds, or sleep in general, in favor of taking a group of students to sticky, hot cabins. Actually I can't complain too much about the sleeping arrangements. While I got less sleep than any of the guys (I think some girls got less than me) I did get more sleep this year than any previous camp. The dorms had huge attic exhaust fans, which really helped with the heat. One night I even considered zipping my sleeping bag, but then just rolled over and went to sleep. I am usually the last to go to sleep and was … [Read more...]
Camp was this week and everyone survived. We had a great time. I’ll try to write on this when I get some sleep. For now, we could use prayer about the camp finances.