Hello to all! Just wanted to keep you up to date on al that is going on here at camp!
Our drive was an easy and smooth one, the kids were super pumped and excited to arrive at camp.
We meet up with the Basalt crew and headed on out! Everyone got along just fine on the van ride. The vans did smell just a bit here and there on the way, but that is all part of the fun and the experience!
We had dinner in Eagle at the Wendy's everyone at to their full!
We arrived at camp around 8:30 and the place was already hopping with tons of other middle school students and people to welcome and greet us as is the tradition of Young Life. We rolled in with a rock star welcome.
We had our first Club last night and it was jammed full with 475 kids and leaders. It was awesome to see our kids get into it and mix it up with so much excitement! The speaker laid out a beautiful and thought provoking club talk on how do you see Jesus, who is He to you! The kids and leaders were capitative and listened so well. The Gospel and the message of Jesus will never ever get old, I can hear people talk about it all day.
Club finished up around 10:45 and the night was not done yet, we played an awesome game of mission impossible where the MS students had to find us their leaders in the dark, very exciting! Then the game ended up with a giant game of doge ball in the gym, which they became a dance party with about one thousand glow sticks being thrown in the darkness of the gym! Everyone had a blast!
This moved us to about 11:30 and the night was moving to the best part! Cabin time! This is where we gather in our cabins and dig into the message and the reason we are here. The guys spoke out speaking with depth and honesty about the things that are going on in their lives. How the club talk impacted them and what they are processing as we come to this very thin place. Frontier Ranch is described as a thin place because the presence of God is so easy to encounter here. That became evident last night as our guys dug in and started going after discussions that will change how they see life from here on out!
It has been awesome and we are not even into a full 12 hours of being here! Today will be packed with fun and adventure to say the least!
Pray that our time here will be ever impactful and that it will leave a lasting impressing on each of us and that what we experience here will impact our valley when we return back on Sunday!
As I write this please know that your children are still sleeping and resting up from the late night last night!
Breakfast is in about an hour or so!