Sunday, June 24th
Hello from UPBC!
We’ve had a great start to JV Camp 2018! On Saturday afternoon, campers checked in, learned about JV Camp, signed up for their skill activities, and completed the swim test. This week campers are water skiing and wake boarding, at the rifle and archery range, on the high ropes course and climbing tower, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and playing group games and initiatives.
After a picnic dinner, campers met their teams for the two-week long team challenge championship. Teams are co-ed groups of 10-11 campers of all ages. Campers then competed in their first team challenge, a game called Ultimate Capture the Flag. After some great competition, campers gathered around the campfire to more formally meet all the counselors, counselors-in-training, speakers, and support staff. Campers were challenged to grow in their faith, step outside of their comfort zones, and to embrace the opportunity to make new friendships and strengthen existing friendships.
The weather in the Upper Peninsula is chilly today. Despite the cool start, campers enjoyed a warm breakfast, and attended their first chapel. For the first week of JV 2018, Jeff Martin is teaching a series in the morning involving the foundational aspects of the Christian faith. Jeff and his wife, Angie, are missionaries with UPBC Missions serving as the Gwinn Area Outreach Coordinators. Joshua Haynes, the Pastor of Youth Ministries at Lake Pointe Bible Church in Plymouth, Michigan, is leading worship. In the evenings, Dean Johnson will be speaking out of the book of Luke. Dean is the Pastor of Lake Pointe Bible Church.
JV 2018 is off to a great start and we’re looking forward to a great 2 weeks of camp!!