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Greetings Camp Friends
(Reading this after Easter Sunday? The links below will still take you to the video. Enjoy anytime!)
He is risen?! He is risen indeed! You may or may not be familiar with this Easter call and response phrase. We say it together on Easter Sunday. Someone says he is risen and someone replies that he is risen indeed. Sometimes, I think about the call “he is risen?!” as though it is a question. As though the asker needs reassurance. Then the responder affirms very boldly, that it’s true! Jesus of Nazareth was raised from the dead!
I digress. That’s only part of what this email is about… this email is an invite to join us at 7pm Easter Sunday for a ~20 minute reflection and song service. You’ll hear music from Elvis, Sprocket, Meatball, Tom, and Nugget. Reflections from Chick, Gigi, and Gwen Groff, pastor at Bethany Mennonite Church. Join us on Youtube here www.bethanybirches.org/easter-yt and on Facebook here www.bethanybirches.org/easter-fb That will take you to the respective platforms for live a real-time event starting at 7. Hope to see you there.
He is risen indeed!
Brandon “Tuna” Bergey, Executive Director
Counselor Shamu is back for another round! He checked in a few weeks ago from India. He’s tired and thankfully, will have time to rest up before summer camp.
This past weekend was grrreat. Teens and staff at camp playing games, learning and growing together. Hard to beat. We raked some leaves and piled them high. Part of the reward for doing the work was jumping in them! Here’s a video we made doing just that.
In order to sink the new pavilion into the ground just the way we wanted it, we needed to do some blasting. With dynamite. The very competent folks at Main Drilling and Blasting did a great job. And now the ground is prepared to finish excavation!
Sparkles put together a video so you could see it – make sure to watch in full screen!
Would you consider helping from a distance by purchasing tickets for the mini bike raffle?!
Career! The intersection of faith and work. Tuna and Cheeks share with Christopher Dock High School Students
A number of weeks ago I got an email from John Stoltzfus, the campus pastor at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School. He wanted to know if Cheeks or I or both would be willing to come share about the intersection of faith and career in our lives. I thought about it for a day and realized that not only would I enjoy being back at my alma matter, I have a deep passion for young people and their search to figure out what to do with their time. It was a stressful journey for me and so I wrote him back and told him I’d love to share with the Dock students!
Here’s what I said. Cheeks worked her schedule out to be able to come also. She was able to share a small part of her story.
Segment I (9 min.): h
At camp, we tend not to do commercials. We aren’t a commercial place and we try hard to remain rustic. We cook meals over the fire, use wood to heat buildings, use cast iron to cook food, light our way at night with gas lanterns and all sorts of other old-time stuff. This lack of technology at camp helps keep distractions at bay (although, let’s be honest, cast iron and gas lanterns are awesome technologies!).
As we learn how to communicate with the outside world, we try to demonstrate camp as best we can so those who haven’t yet been to camp, can gain a sense for how fun it really is. Each winter camp session, campers just can’t seem to get enough tubing!
We used video to demonstrate how much campers LOVE to tube in this 30 second commercial.
See you at winter camp?
For years the wonderful staff and campers at camp have been creating many videos (hundreds!). A lot of those (less than two hundred) made their way to Youtube. It was such a shame to let them sit there, lonely and unwatched so we decided to create BBC TV. There are currently four channels: Summer, Winter, Staff and Everything (clever title, we know). You’ll find them here: BBC TV
We didn’t take the dock out until nearly thanksgiving! Here’s how that went: