Sunday, July 1, 2018
We’ve had a great weekend at UPBC! On Friday, we wrapped up the first week of skills and had the first 5 skit performances from the JV teams. We saw a lot of creativity out of the campers.
Also, on Friday night we played our night game. At JV Camp, night games are played after evening chapel and evening devotions. Friday’s game featured a competition between the boys and the girls. To begin, the boys had 10 minutes to hide somewhere on the campgrounds. After those 10 minutes, the girls had 10 minutes to find the boys. In the second round, the girls had 10 minutes to hide and the boys had 10 minutes to find the girls. The goal is to find as many members of the opposite gender as possible. The boys won by a score of 10-5.
On Saturday morning we took part in the UPBC tradition of Hobo Breakfast. Campers cooked their own breakfast on a set of unused railroad tracks near UPBC. Later in the morning, campers completed a service project where we assembled care packages and wrote letters of encouragement to deployed soldiers, new recruits, and veterans of the military.
In the afternoon, teams competed in the annual JV Olympics. The teams competed in different events including a water balloon launch, shooting at the archery range, and BALF (a relay style event where you toss different items into a bucket), and a canoe regatta. On Saturday evening we held the Solid Rock Café talent show. We had many talented campers sing, act, and perform for the entire camp. Saturday night ended with heavy rain breaking many days of intense heat.
Due to rain throughout the day on Sunday, we moved our messy games to Sunday morning. Be on the lookout for some excellent pictures of campers having good, clean... I mean, good, messy fun.
Looking ahead to the 2nd week of JV, we’re happy to have Nicette Ducote and Matt Frazer teach during chapel and having a Wellspring team from Spring Arbor University lead worship. Nicette is a missionary with YWAM (Youth with a Mission) based in Madison, Wisconsin. Matt is an elder and frequent speaker at Lake Pointe Bible Church in Plymouth, Michigan. It will be another great week of camp!
PS: If you write emails or send letters, please encourage your campers to drink water. We’ve provided all of the campers with nice, reusable water bottles. All of the reminders we can provide are helpful.