Experiencing Jesus

Since I had so many motivated campers in my interest group this week I set several of them to the task of interviewing each other and any camper they could convince to be interviewed about God related topics. Because of this I really got to evaluate what the campers had been learning about Jesus through the Beatitudes and the Inside Out theme as presented to them by some awesome shepherds that lead us through a lot of activities that demonstrated these principles. One such application was a foot washing. It was inspiring to see the campers really approach this humbling act with reverence and as a result better understanding “Blessed are the meek.”

Another of these activities that I had the opportunity to witness came at the end of the week as part of the last fireside. Each cabin wrote various worries they had on a flying lantern which they then released into the night sky to symbolize surrendering them to God. Here is a clip from that: