Scripture Story: 1 Kings 19:8–16
Scripture Focus: 1 Kings 19:11a He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”
Theological Summary: Elijah found God not in the wind, earthquake, or fire, but in the silence that followed. We can find God in the silence, too, and connect with God through prayer.
- experience many ways to connect to God through the mystery of prayer
- practice listening for God’s voice
- become aware of how God provides for them in many different ways
- explore ways of connecting to God on their own
During program we focused on centering prayer. We did a guided meditation with Mother Kelly. We practiced listening for God in the Silence, starting with a bunch of noise in the background and slowly moving to silence. We discussed how much harder it is to focus on meditation when there are so many other things going on in life. We met in family groups for the first time and played some games together based off the 12 stones from Joshua 4:1-9. We received special notes of encouragement from the senior high campers. After that, the campers got to do some Y-Times including skateboarding and making prayer beads! They finished off the day with a beach party down at the waterfront!
During program, we talked about Elijah and finding God in the silence. We talked about good and bad silences. Family groups traveled around to different prayer stations. The stations were: Anglican rosaries, a labyrinth, icons, praying with color, and centering prayer. For worship we celebrated Evening Prayer with a message about how to approach the Bible. During Y-Time they played a new game called “nine square.” Monday night we watched The Good Dinosaur and had popcorn.
During program we did a guided sensory exploration of the Elijah story. We looked at a scene from Arrival where the characters were preparing to meet the Aliens for the first time and how we also have to prepare for the unknown. SH Campers wrote letters to the Elementary campers to share their favorite things about camp. For worship, family groups shared the banners they made Sunday night which represents all of their individual identities coming together in family groups (photos coming on Facebook!). Then we did Evening devotions and sang a lot of songs. After supper, we played Gold Rush! We closed with Compline and camp fire time.
Breakfast: Pancakes & Sausage, cereal, yogurt
Lunch: Baked Ziti, garlic bread, and salad
Supper: Tater Tot Casserole, pears, salad, corn, and sugar cookies