Imagine you’re in a place with beautiful fields full of flowers, lakes to swim in, lots of trees, fresh air, and plenty of places to worship God.
Camp Harvest has that and a lot more.
At Camp Harvest, the action starts right away. After unloading, unpacking, and learning what team you’re on and what cabin you’re in, you take a swimming test. You have to swim a long way and then tread water. If you score red or green, your options of water activities are very limited; if you score blue, you can do everything. You get a number on the band they give you.
You eat in a dining hall, and worship is held in the room under that. You sleep in cabins. The girls’ cabins and boys’ cabins are always in the same place, but they are separated – boys are a little behind the dinning hall and girls in front of it.
During the waterfront or water park (two different lakes) hours you can swim and do canteen. They alternate which lake you go to each day. During Courtside, you can play games like gaga ball (a game in which you try to hit other players legs without yours getting hit) and four square, and you can also do canteen. What’s canteen? Well, its either a bus or a shed with candy in it that you can pay for. You go up to the bus or shed and the person inside asks for your number, tells you how much money you have left, and then asks what you want. Everything is one dollar to a dollar fifty.
There is always game time on the big field every day where there are team games. On the last day there is a big game where all the different teams get to coat themselves in their paint color.
After breakfast and after dinner there are worship sessions. Each session lasts 30 minutes, and after worship there is group discussion where you talk about what you learned and/or do an activity. The sessions this year were done by Pastor Landon. His sermons were so powerful that 13 kids accepted Jesus into their hearts in one night!
10 Reasons to go to camp:
- You feel so much closer to God
- You grow and mature
- You learn to handle things yourself
- You learn to live without your parents
- You learn to live without your modern day comforts
- You grow closer to God
- You have fun playing in the water
- You get to learn fun stuff
- You get to eat a lot of treats
- Bedtime is 11:00
There is one drawback to the camp that makes me really upset, they play really bad secular music, it almost makes me not want to go.
To learn more about Camp Harvest go to: www.harvestbiblechaple.org.