Thursday, July 30, 2015

Talent Show

Last night, we hosted our annual Talent Show, in honor of the many talents our campers bring with them. After an epic opening ceremony with the flag and National Anthem, everyone enjoyed a solid hour of singing, dancing, instruments, skits, and comedy - all performed by awesome Shepherds campers. This is one of our absolute favorite traditions, and it's easy to see why!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Theme Night

Summer 2015's theme is pretty cool, and the fact that we celebrate it each week is even cooler. We've mentioned Theme Night a few times before, but now it's time for the full scoop of what it is and how it runs  (You might want to buckle up....pun intended).

 First, the theme: "Winning the Race." Is this a real race with sneakers, shorts, months of training? (I hope not - I'd be really bad at it). Luckily, the answer is no. We based this summer's theme on Philippians 3:14, "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus," and 2 Timothy 4:7, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." This is our legacy as God's followers; we go through life with a strong faith in God.

Logistically, Theme Night takes place on Thursdays. But despite the name, it doesn't start at night. Our day begins with pedal cart rides during morning rotations. Since last year, we've given out pedal cart licenses and allowed campers to ride around the black top with a staff member. Loads of fun!

Then, the decorations. The whole dining room becomes a racing hub of pennants, ribbon, and road-themed tablecloths, which campers can feast their eyes on while they dine on chili cheese dogs and tater tots.

All in all, it's a fun day. But even in the games and activities, we keep the focus where it should be -  God's instructions on faith and living life for Him.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday cookouts

It's Tuesday, and around here, that means something very special is coming...

Cookout dinner!

After a free time jam-packed with swimming, dancing, and games, what's better than a savory meal cooked on the grill? During the afternoon, we use the tractor to position picnic tables right on the black top, and then our incredible kitchen staff, Program team, and James Project all serve campers from behind the portable food lines. It's a time to relax and enjoy a delectable dinner under the sun, with the aroma of the grill and the pleasant company of others.

Tuesday cookouts are a tradition that's been going strong all summer, and today looks like a perfect day to keep it rolling. We're all looking forward to some good food, and a cheerful meal spent with our campers.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

34,746 Days Old

At the age of 95, "D" wouldn't think of missing her week of Shepherds Camp.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Reconnect with a purpose

This goes out to all you fantastic Arrowhead Bible Camp alumni... it's time to reconnect!

You have served at Arrowhead before, and we want you to keep in the loop about what God does here on a daily basis. It's simple! Just stop by our website and fill out our alumni form, under the Alumni page, to let us know how you've been doing, and to receive weekly updates about what's up at camp. Find us on Facebook, and feel free to share us on your social media pages. Encourage other alumni to reconnect and fill out the form as well!

 The Arrowhead legacy that you helped build is still growing strong. Reconnect with Arrowhead, and spread the word. We look forward to hearing from you!