Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Summer Camp at the Black Sea

The team for this year has begun to meet regularly and one of the first items up for discussion is the summer camp at the Black Sea. This year, we will be responsible for organizing the entire camp experience which takes place every year in the town of Chernomorets, near Burgas. 50-60 kids come every year for a weeklong experience meant to draw them closer to the Lord. The camp will take place during the first week of July.
Joey Leslie brings years of experience planning the Vacation Bible Schools at Calvary Bullhead to play as he leads the team in this area. After much prayer, he's selected a VBS theme that we will develop to work with the Bulgarian camp.
The theme we are going to work from is called Tell It On The Mountain. Each day of the camp will focus on a specific mountaintop experience from scripture. For instance, on Day One, we will examine the story of Moses meeting with God on Mount Sinai to teach that God is with us in a personal way. Each day will feature a separate biblical story, along with a main idea about God and His relationship to us, and a specific memory verse for the kids to learn. The lesson will be reinforced throughout the day using teaching, activities, crafts and games, and more.
Our next step as a team is to re-design the schedule for the daily camp routine. We have to plan around the camp mealtimes to schedule bible teaching, beach time, activities, prayer time, and more. Our plan is to get the schedule to our friends in the Blaga Vest Church in Sofia by the beginning of March. We will then begin planning out the specific activities, games and crafts along with other details and have a full plan for the camp in place by sometime in April.
Please be praying for the camp. Pray for God's direction as we work out all the details and, above all, pray for the children who will be attending that the Lord would speak to them and change them during the week at the sea. God bless!

No comments:

Post a Comment