REAL FUN. REAL BOYS.
What a privilege to be with you this past summer! I’m sure your greatest memories come from my very impressive body building display. Yes, how could you ever forget my mountainous biceps? Or maybe you consider my muscles to be more like tiny hills.
Speaking of hills, this past summer I traveled through an area of stunning rolling hills in South Dakota. As I looked in awe at what God created, our theme verse came to mind. Do you remember the words of Psalm 19?
“I lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from. My help comes from the Lord the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip. He who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord will watch over your life.”
Life can bring all sorts of challenges—both good and bad. Through it all never forget: the God who created those hills in South Dakota is your helper. He will keep you from harm and he is watching over your life. It’s my prayer that throughout this school year, you’ll continue to think and talk about truths we shared with you this past summer.
God is sure. He is not a shifting shadow. If you seek to hear God’s word and put it into practice, you won’t be blown away by the storms of life. So invest your energy in what’s important: memorizing scripture, having devotions, praying about everything, and engaging in meaningful conversations with others. You can do this anytime—in the car, while having breakfast, during a break between classes, before bed, or at any other time that works for you and your family. Do these things and watch God work in your life.
Oh yes, and don’t forget to flex your muscles. See if you, like me, can hold a pencil between your pectorals. It might even trigger some great memories of events of our week at Cherith—the times with your cabin, the skills you learned, the friendships you made, the counselor you admire, the whacky all-camp activity. Remember . . . and give God thanks! He gave us a great week and He has great plans for your life! Follow Him!
2019 Camping Weeks
Early Bird Registration: $365 per week if registered before 3/1/2019
$390 if registered on 3/1/2019 or later
2019 SPIRITUAL THEME – TAKE THE PLUNGE: ALL IN FOR JESUS
Boys Week 1 June 16-21
Girls Week 1 –Who Let the Dogs Out? June 23-28
Girls Week 2 –’Merica: Red, White,and Blue June 30-July 5
Girls Week 3 –Riddles, Clues, and Puzzles, Oh My! July 7-12
Girls Week 4 –Once Upon a Time July 14-19
*New: Day camp option during Girls Week 4
Girls Week 5 –Fast as Lightning July 21-26
Boys Week 2 July 28-August 2
Mother – Daughter Weekend– Sept 13-15, 2019
Typical Daily Schedule
Camp sessions run from Sunday at 1:00 pm to Friday at 3:00 pm.
8:00 AM: Campers get up
8:30 AM: Breakfast, worship, flag raising, morning watch
9:45 AM: Bible Exploration
10:30 AM: Capers
10:45 AM: Activity I
12:15 PM: Lunch, worship
1:15 PM: Rest Hour
2:15 PM: Activity II
3:15 PM: Free time
5:00 PM: Cabin time
6:00 PM: Supper
7:15 PM: Divisional Activities
9:30 PM: Evening Program
9:45 PM: Lights Out – Pathfinders (1st – 3rd grade)
10:00 PM: Lights Out – Trailblazers (4th – 5th grade)
10:30 PM: Lights Out – Shikaris (6th – 8th grade)
11:00 PM: Lights Out – Explorers (9th – 12th grade)
11:15 PM: All Camp lights out
Sports and Games