Wednesday and Thursday at camp brought us the coolest weather we’ve had in a decade, just in time for some Virginia Reel dancing and our annual No Talent Night! We heard teachings from Randy Evans and Maria Weir on Wednesday and the older campers spent Thursday morning at Mitchell Manor – a nursing and assisted living home in nearby Mitchell, IN. All of the staff and older campers sang several songs and played a few rousing rounds of bingo with the residents before heading back to Camp Rivervale for afternoon canoeing, wall climbing, and No Talent Night preparations. Here are several photos from … Continue reading
Despite the threat of severe weather in the afternoon, the clouds lifted and the sun came out, followed by a cooling breeze just in time for this year’s Camp Olympics. Earlier in the day, all of the Jr. High Girls had the chance to climb the challenge tower and go down the zip line. The days activities ended with the always anticipated Luau and Pool Party, setup and run by our dear frinds David Becker and Bob Abel from St. John the Forerunner church in Indianapolis. Thanks to Bob & David and the Rivervale staff for a great day! http://youtu.be/hWa5TyZPjkg … Continue reading
Monday morning was a fantastic time with an opening session with the Senior High Campers by Father Joel Weir while the younger kids went to separate teachings led by their counselors. Father Joel gave a great talk about what love is and how the world perceives love and uses it to embellish the true meaning of love. After lunch the campers went out to have fun and see what Rivervale had in store. The video down below shows some of the activities in which they participated. Enjoy!
We had an excellent evening in the pool last night after some awesome Tae-Kwon-Do lessons from Mark Clevenger. This morning we all traveled into town to spend time at a nursing home called Mitchell Manor. Our priests went and prayed for some of the ailing patients while others sang and played bingo with elderly folks in the home. The Lord continues to bless our time together. Please continue to pray for our directors, counselors, priests and campers this week! See the videos below for a peek into the Tae Kwon Do and Nursing Home visit times!
Tuesday was another hot and sticky day at St. John’s Camp 2012, and definitely a day full of excitement. The campers participated in several olympic “stations” that ranged from passing a hula-hoop over a line of them holding hands, to eating skittles topped with whipped cream using only their mouths, and trying hard to get NO whip cream on their faces. Very few accomplished this task… After olympics we all headed up to the pool for the annual Luau that Mr. Bob Abel and Mr. David Becker setup every year for the campers and staff. This year they were joined … Continue reading