Super Scamper Camp

Camp has begun!  This weekend we welcomed 85 wee little Scamper Campers (age 5-7) to Gull Lake and oh my, was it ever cute!  One Scamper Camper by themselves is cute, 85 of them gathered together playing, singing, and dancing will melt your heart and put a permanent smile on your face.

Jared Tangjerd, our Program Manager, is brilliant at making comments that are both funny and poignant.  At the Leaders Meeting before scamper camp started on Friday he spoke about the parable of the talents found in Matthew 25.  The story talks about two employees who invested their boss’ money. One invested well while the other was afraid of losing the money so buried it and made no interest.  The parable is about stewardship and taking care of what we have been trusted with.  That we not only keep things safe, but we make them better while under our care.

Jared ended his thought with, “So, basically what I am saying here is don’t bury your kids in the sand.”

To read more from Steve, an interview with a camper, an interview with a long time Gull Laker, and a welcome to our new Hospitality Manager, please see our online newsletter.

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Less Than 1 Week to Camp!

Each camper has their own ritual when arriving at camp.

According to several long-time campers the first thing they do upon arrival is claim their bed or check to see if the Tuck Shop is open.

Others run around looking for hugs from friends.

I think that most of us, whether we know it or not, take a deep breathe of camp air and realize our connection to God, Gull Lake, and each other.

 

Check out more arrival rituals or add your own on Facebook!

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2 New Skills at GLC!

In addition to the super cool 7 Skills You Have Totally Mastered we are offering two new adventures at camp:

1) Ukelele

With a whack of colourful Mahalo ukuleles campers can learn four basic chords to play all their favourite songs!
Think This Little Light of Mine or when they get really good Blessed Be Your Name!

2) Aviation

Campers in this skill will build a Nutball, Delta, or Flyer with a take home airframe!
Super fun for campers who like to build and problem solve!

 

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