Sunday, June 21, 2009

Our week at Treasure Mountain Bible Camp

Quentin and I had a great time at jr. camp this last week. We took 14 kids up with us on Monday to Treasure Mountain Bible Camp. Our speaker for the week was Pastor Ward Smith from Grace Baptist Church in Parker, CO. We were thoroughly blessed to have this man of God speak to us two times each day. He gave salvation messages, as well as encouraged the kids in their daily Christian walk.

Out of the 14 kids we took to camp, only two of them were girls. So, I was given three girls from a couple other churches. From left to right my girls were: Jacquie, Isabel, Stephanie, Tiffany, and Daniella. We had fun cleaning our cabin and adding something creative to it each day. On Tuesday, we pinned our towels together and had them draped from one end to the other in our "tepee" cabin. On Wednesday, we left a note and a piece of gum for the inspector. On Thursday, we made up a scavenger hunt. At the end of it, there were a couple pieces of candy. We didn't win on any of the days, but the girls did an awesome job! 

Each morning before breakfast, the kids and counselors walked up a hill to have "God and I" time. We all spread out along this field to pray and read our Bibles. If we got done early, we worked on memorizing verses for team competition. The teams were blue and red, and the blue team came out victorious at the end of the week. Besides Bible memory, the teams earned points for taking sermon notes and during the big game competitions.

Here's Pastor J with some of our guys at the lake. On Wednesday, the kids enjoyed water games during their activity time. They got to go on canoes, kayaks and a super fast water slide!

Some of the other activities included wacky sports, soccer, horseback riding, and fishing. Q and I got to take a few kids fishing on Thursday. Here he is with a girl named Courtney. She was one of a few first-time campers who were so fun to be with. Everything about camp was so new and exciting for them.

Right before we left for home, I got my girls together to take this picture. Our tepee was called, "Rippling Waters." I enjoyed getting to know each girl during the week. Before bed each day, we had cabin devotions. I loved hearing from them how God was working in their hearts. I will be writing to Danyella, Stephanie and Jacquie, as they live in other towns. It was a fun week, but most importantly, one that was successful from an eternal perspective. Several kids accepted the Lord as Savior, and others made great decisions for God.


The Watts Family said...

Oh that is so sweet. Looks like a really great camp. Glad to hear it was fruitful. I am sure many seeds yet to bloom have been planted as well. That one girl looks almost taller than you Theo Ann!!
What a nice experience for the children I am sure many eternal memories were made~Blessings Heather

Theo-Ann said...

Yes, Tiffany is about as tall as me. In the pix she is standing on a step so it looks like she is taller! She's 12 and is going into the seventh grade. Next year she'll have to go to teen camp.:)

Erin said...

So glad you had a good week! Our summer is going well.

Christina and photography by Buddy said...

did you sleep in that tepee?
all of you are dressed in warm clothes, was it that cold?
looks like you had a blast

Theo-Ann said...

Glad your camp is going well, Erin.:) And yes, Christina, we did sleep in that tepee. It is cold, but there is a heater inside that we used at night. My warm flannel pj's were perfect for this. I did not shiver one bit!