God’s Love is For Everyone!!
Our final day of Camp Agape was such fun! The week culminated with Cross+Generational VBS where parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends, and congregation members were all invited to participate.
We started with a good old fashioned cookout meal of hotdogs, chips, and watermelon. The campers all got to sing songs for the adults and share what they have been learning throughout the week. In the final skit Ranger Roger and Sally found out that it was the Rascally Raccoon who had been playing all those tricks on Sally. Sally was relieved to find out that she had been working hard and being successful, but it was the raccoon who kept sabotaging her. Ranger Roger and Sally both had forgiveness for the Rascally Raccoon and reminded her that God’s love goes beyond our sin because God loves us unconditionally.
While the campers went and played games and had snack time the adults spent some time together discussing the Bible lessons from the week, memories of their own experiences in Vacation Bible School, and ways that we can support one another in faith. The adults then went to join the campers for campfire lesson time and crafts. The craft for the day was to decorate the camping bags that each person received at the beginning of the week. It is a great way to remember the week of camp and carry a visual reminder of God’s love.
The final hurrah was a real campfire and s’mores! Pastor Jon tended to the two campfire pits and everyone was able to roast marshmallows and enjoy a sweet treat to close out our wonderful week at Camp Agape. We are so thankful for all the volunteers, parents, grandparents, and for all the people who donated food and items. We are especially grateful for the children who attended VBS and shared their excitement for God with one another as we all grew in faith together.