The hot weather did little to slow down the children who attended the Christian Life Assembly Bible Camp in Barriere on Aug. 3. This was the wind-up and final day for the month long camp, which had offered its young participants a different theme each week.
The last week of the program was all about football, and each activity related to that theme, even into a very popular football treasure hunt,
Approximately 30 children attended the camp, with up to eight leaders and two youth leaders helping to make the event an all-around success.
On the final day the church, and the grounds outside were humming with activity; and when the call went out for “snacks are served” everyone rushed in to enjoy cookies, fresh watermelon and juice.
Lynn Bode, one of the camp leaders, said, “A camp like the present one has been held for about 10 years. It has been offered to children five-years-old to elementary school students; but if much younger youngsters show up, we keep them too.”
The daily program included a lot of games and activities; followed by a reading of a Bible story, after which the children discuss the story with a leader and are encouraged to ask and answer questions.
“We have lots of fun,” said Bode, “And no one is left out. Everyone has a great time.”
The last activity of the final day was a barbecue with all the trimmings; prepared and served by volunteers who had been very busy in the church kitchen throughout the morning.
All who worked on presenting the Bible Camp to area youth worked very hard in getting everything just right for their young attendees.