Yesterday, campers went on their first of two off-camp trips. Our first stop was a picnic lunch at Picnic Rocks Park in Marquette. The second portion of our afternoon was a hike up Sugarloaf Mountain. After spending some time at the summit, we hiked down the mountain to Wetmore Landing. For the final portion of our trip, we enjoyed some free time on the beach. We returned to UPBC for dinner, free time, the conclusion of the basketball tournament, and evening chapel.
Today is a very warm day at camp. Campers have continued competing in their team challenges and having fun during their skill sessions. Many campers are looking forward to getting in the lake during open-swim and enjoying some ice cream at the trading post.
We’re also happy to report that many campers are seizing the opportunities here at JV Camp to grow in their faith. Jeff Martin has structured morning chapels so that campers complete a “quiet time” prior to coming to the chapel session for worship and teaching. Campers have reported that this has helped them prepare for the upcoming chapel session. During the evening chapel times, Dean has structured the teaching so that campers are able to meet with their counselors to respond to the topics he’s presented from the book of Luke. Many campers are having good spiritual conversations with their counselors!