We love every day at Lake Ann Camp, but if we had to chose, most people would probably say that Monday is the best day at camp. This is the day full of our classic activities! The weather has been beautiful today, which is further proof that Monday rocks.
Our game at the beginning of session was called Taste the Nations, and students played a version of hot potato. Only, if the music stopped while they were holding the can, they had the choice to eat a bug. It was hilarious to see the range of emotions and reactions from this game. A lot were saying, “Awesome!” and a lot were cringing… we all agreed that the bugs were pretty gross.
Kacy joked about the difficulty of following such a crazy act, but he delivered another powerful message. He spoke from Ecclesiastes 4 on the importance of having friends, families, and other people who support you and lift you up. It’s an awesome message for our students to hear, especially because we’re transitioning into a new school year and starting our small groups up again soon. What a great opportunity for intentional friendships in Christ!
Our morning activity was one of our perennial favorites: Cake and Soda Relay. The students have to complete 11 legs of a relay race, but their batons are a sheet cake, a 2 liter of pop (not sure why we call it soda in the relay name since this is Michigan…) and a bucket of ice cream. The relay legs range from running through the lake to belly crawling through the sand volleyball court. The first team to ingest their "batons" won! But of course, any time you get to eat cake and ice cream, you feel like a winner.
We had a bit of free time before lunch to digest the cake, then ate together again. Free time was extra long today because we also had the option to play paintball. After a few hours of the waterfront, Zipline, snack shop, paintball, and games all around camp, we headed into dinner.
Finally, it was time for one of our favorite events: BOX WARS! Students ran across a soapy, wet tarp with wardrobe boxes on their bodies. The goal is to get across the tarp and back as many times as possible during a round. Yes, it is as awesome as it sounds!!
Surprisingly, we found something even more awesome in the chapel: another opportunity to gather together in the name of Jesus. We sang worship songs and heard Kacy’s final message for the week. He preached from Matthew 26 about how we are on a rescue mission. He charged the students to go home and share Jesus with their friends, families, and neighbors.
We have loved our time at camp and are excited for our last day tomorrow. Please check our Facebook for even more pictures!