Adventure theme shapes kids’ experience at Shoal Creek Camp

Emily Foster makes a walking stick for one of the adventures at Great Adventure Camp, held July 24-26 at Shoal Creek.  PHOTO BY MIKE HENSON

Emily Foster makes a walking stick for one of the adventures at Great Adventure Camp, held July 24-26 at Shoal Creek.
PHOTO BY MIKE HENSON

Shoal Creek Camp hosted a “Great Adventure Camp” for the Northwest District July 24-26, 2016, for students entering first through sixth grades. The camp drew 68 campers and counselors from 10 different churches in the district, who together explored lessons of different adventures within the Bible, such as the Israelites in the wilderness, Peter walking on water and Jesus in the boat in the storm. Youth and adults of City Heights UMC Van Buren provided staffing and small group leadership.

To learn about Moses and the Israelites’ life in the desert, campers built tents, hiked, found “manna” and talked about what it might have been like to wander through the desert for 40 years. Leaders emphasized how God took care of the people and how God takes care of us today, no matter where we go.

Shoal Creek’s growing camping ministry provided two-day and three-day camp opportunities this summer. With its brief time frame, the Great Adventure Camp is an ideal way for young students to try out an overnight camp. To learn more about this camp situated near New Blaine, visit www.shoalcreekcamp.com.

—Submitted by Renee Henson