Monday, September 6, 2010

Camp Remix: The Substitute

This past June, almost one-hundred 3rd & 4th graders (plus 26 leaders) enjoyed our annual camp weekend.  While we could not recreate the full camp experience during Camp Grace this past weekend, we were able to give a much-abbreviated version of the teaching sessions, while also showing the funny video that was created to go along with the teaching. 

The video showed the "adventures" of two men, Larry (played by our own Matt Gaymon) & Duke (also our own Blake Bridges), who are assigned the duty of re-building a cabin that had been destroyed.  They rely on their own know-how and skills, instead of seeking help from a substitute counselor who has joined the camp staff.  Their best efforts to build a cabin amount to little more than sticks and a tarp, and after being failed by the inspector (Val Gutschow), they finally seek the help of the substitute counselor, who builds the perfect cabin.  (Thanks to Look Up Lodge for letting us use their property to film this video!)

The teaching was centered around these principles:
  1. God created everything good, and created us to live in a relationship with Him.
  2. Adam and Eve sinned by disobeying God.  Likewise, we are innately sinful and are separated from God and His perfection.
  3. God is the only one who is holy.  We can never do enough good on our own to become holy or to be near God.
  4. God sent His Son, Jesus, to die for us so we can be saved from our sin.  It is only through Jesus that we can be redeemed.  He is our Substitute.
Thanks to the teachers who led the presentation this weekend during all six Camp Grace programs.  Let us know if you have any questions about this special programming.

We will resume with our regular programming this coming weekend.  See our website for our upcoming curriculum outline, especially as we are nearing the end of our study through the Old Testament.

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