Boys Camp '17 - Day 2. Sometimes words will not describe the events of the day as well as pictures, so time for a shameless plug:

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Sunday was a glorious day. The sun shone bright while the cooler temps kept things comfortable. This made the first day of activity sessions especially perfect, unless of course your son was in the sailing or waterskiing class. Check that, the wind was blowing strong, so it was a great day for sailing. Not so much for waterskiing when the high was 60 degrees. 

Archers arched. Moutain bikers biked. Rifleman rifled. Fisherman fished. Ultimate Gamers gamed. Extreme Arts crafted. Challenge Course challenged. Every group of boys got after it today and had a blast learning new skills and making new friends. 

Since it was a day of firsts, the first round of Capture the Flag stepped off after dinner. There is nothing quite like CTF at UPBC Boys Camp. It's a tradition dating back to 1970s. Full throttle. No brakes. No mercy. It's awesome. The introverts become extroverted. The weak become strong. The slow become fast. The 40-something year old counselors realize their lack of everything healthy. 

Oh, dinner...yeah, that was a thing too. Stadium supper. All things fried, dripping in the pride of loyalty to their favorite teams. Thankfully the pretentious Chicago Cubs fans were greatly outnumbered by those from Michigan and Ohio (settle down - its all in love). 

Chief George Farber is teaching about Joseph tonight. It's such a privilege to see your sons fully engaged in the message the Lord has laid on George's heart. Even in the busyness of the day, the boy's hearts are miraculously stilled to absorb a word which may bring them into a relationship with Christ. 

That's the mission. It all comes down to this. We can't wait until the morning staff meeting to hear about the devotions from the night before, the questions the boys ask and steps they begin taking to move closer to eternity in Glory. 

Keep praying. We are. 

Lisa Van RynComment