Last week was spent at Kidz Kamp, our church's version of Vacation Bible School. We meet each morning from 9 am to 12:15 pm. I lead the theater class and a Bible class for 3rd and 4th graders.
This year, Jor Man chose to do "Tech" class again, and loved it. They figured out (the teachers didn't tell them) how to make motors. Then they made blimps and finally submarines. Jor Man was entranced. He came home every afternoon eager to show Big Dad and I what he had discovered. We begged the instructor to know where he got his projects. This website has lots of fun experiments and projects in technology.
Campster and Sher Bear adored their "Younger Crafts" class as usual. Next year Campster will be old enough to possibly try something else. But she really loves the crafts, too.
The teens serve as CTs (Counselors in Training) and it is an opportunity for them to experience ministering to others, as well as being on the team together. In addition to assisting the teachers, (and sometimes being the teachers), they lead worship, put on skits, and set the tone for the whole camp. This year's CT group was phenomenal. Jor Man is looking forward to being a CT in three more years.
I love how our little church really turns out for this event each year - people take their vacations to be able to share this week with the kids. It's free for the families, and so we draw many children from the surrounding area who do not usually attend our church.
I especially loved my Bible class, where the kids asked tough questions: "How good do you have to be to get into heaven?" and "Why did they kill Jesus?" I love their honesty and their willingness to get real.
Some of the kids who came to camp were not well behaved. That gave me an opportunity to talk with my kids about how we treat others who are not nice to us. They were able to pray for, and love these children, and now they are friends. That's Jesus' love in action!
Wish you were here!