Campers rubbed their bleary eyes this Tuesday morning as they rush through breakfast to get to packing lunches and dinners for the exciting exhibition later the day. As all the councilors made sure each kid had a full water bottle and a cozy sleeping bag the adventurers set off on to their separate exploits. Bikers biked, climbers climbed, canoers paddled, rafters... also paddled but slightly less so, and horseback riders rode all merry and bright through the sun filled day. After a break for sack lunches followed by more adventuring the different teams all ended up at their individual campsites for the night, cooked a lovely dinner of hobo stew over the fire and enjoyed the quintessential camp out dessert, s'mores! After a brief Bible study relating back to the adventures of the day, children snuggled into their sleeping bags, and as the last tendril of smoke rose from the campfire, heavy eyelids closed to the view a beautiful night sky littered with shining stars.
All were gently awoken by the sound of birds tweeting and the crackle of a small fire where councilors were heating up some hot coco to warm the bellies as campers awoke to eat breakfast, pack up camp, and head back to Tall Timber for some rest and a tasty lunch.
1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. Trials and Temptations 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. -James 1:1-5