FAMILY EXPERIENCE WEEK

"I have not been hungry once since I've been at camp."  -14 year old boy
"The staff goes above and beyond." -husband/dad

We cannot fully explain how good the food is at UPBC. You really just need to come and experience it! This week the families have experienced popular UPBC traditions, such as a hobo breakfast and Build-a-Mountain; along with other delicious meals. This has just added to the fun this week. The women, especially, have enjoyed not having to plan meals, cook, or clean up! 

Tuesday was another day to experience the U.P.  Families packed lunches, split up, and went to Au Train or Sugar Loaf Mountain. Au Train is a fun place to swim and play in the water. Sugar Loaf Mountain offers hiking and a beautiful scenic view. Wednesday we experienced the main camp at UPBC. We conquered the ropes course and enjoyed the zip line. We experienced the riflery and archery ranges, and relaxed at the waterfront. These activities were new for many of us, and it was fun and rewarding to stretch ourselves and try new experiences.

Brian spoke Tuesday evening about meaningful friendships. The main take-away from this message was that our friendships determine the quality and direction of our lives. He referenced Proverbs 13:20 and encouraged us to carefully choose our friends. Wednesday he spoke from Ephesians 5:15-17 about making wise choices. He challenged us to filter our decisions through the following question: "In light of my past experiences, current circumstances, and future hopes and dreams, what is the wise thing to do?"

Night activities often involve a campfire, fun at the lake, carpet ball, or nine square. One night we got together and ate popcorn and watched a movie. There is always something to do here.

This time together as families has been precious, and we are thankful.
Brian and Julie Richmond, Directors