A week one to remember! (June 11-16)

Welcome back to camp!! And back to the blog. This year I will be writing the blog, my name is Sierra Luna and this is my second year on camp staff! My goal is to have two blog posts a week, one on Tuesday or Wednesday that’ll be interviews I have with campers throughout the weeks and the other will be posted sometime over the weekend! This week I got a little behind so the camper interviews will be a part of this blog post. 

The fun began on Sunday afternoon when we welcomed 6th-8th graders and a smaller group of 3rd-5th graders who left on Wednesday morning. The campers had time to settle into their cabins when they arrived after we as a staff went over introductions and rules. Then they split up and the 3rd-5th graders headed to the waterfront for the swim test, and the 6th-8th graders headed to the upper deck for the camp tour. After both these activities were completed they switched. Then it was time for cabin unity dinner. Dinner was followed by campfire where our lovely director Sarah gave a campfire talk on how we will never be able to get even in God’s eyes. After campfire we played “finding grandma in costco: you know what to do,” a game played in the field of death. Then the kids raced to canteen which was the final activity of the night besides devotions. 

Monday our first full day was filled with tons of activities, all the kids got a chance to participate in bible study and 11 o’clock activities, such as field of life, canoeing and others. Lunch was sport themed then in the afternoon the kids got to swim at the waterfront where they got to enjoy the raft and the lilypad as well as the waterbees. They also all got to play rat-a-tat-tat in the field of life. During these switches there was also canteen. After our zoo themed dinner the campers played mighty mighty scoop noodle in the field of life, followed by campfire. Where first year life squader Katherine Foe gave a talk on friendship and what God has taught her about it. After campfire the kids rushed to canteen then we played pictionary in the lower lodge. We ended the night with devotions in the cabins with each cabin’s designated staff member. 

Tuesday was just as jam packed as Monday, with mostly the same activities just different games. However following dinner instead of a game we hat PIP also known as ‘party in the pines’ a camp carnival where the campers can win prizes. As usual following PIP we had campfire talk where first year God squader Izzy Gonzalez gave a campfire talk on finding joy in times where it’s harder to find joy, while also giving yourself grace for not always holding it together. This night we held devos a little earlier, then the campers headed to the chapel for a movie. The counselors got a little bit of free time. Then it was lights out. 

For the older kids Wednesday held about the same activities as the two days prior. With more games and swim time. Around 11 the younger kids started packing up to head home on the bus that was bringing a new batch of campers up to camp! The bus arrived around 11:15 while the older kids were in their 11 o’clock activities. After the new kids got off the bus the other kids hopped on and headed back to camp. The new group of campers ate lunch with the older kids who were staying for the whole week. Then while the older kids did the normal switches, the new kids also had switches where they did the swim test then bible study. The rest of the day followed as normal. Dinner was superhero themed, then the kids headed to the field of life for a game, followed by campfire, where first year fun squader Kellen Ruth gave a campfire talk on seeing God in moments that are hard to see him.

Campfire was followed by canteen and then a hilarious talent show where the campers got to show off skits they had created. Then it was time for devos and sleep! 

Thursday, also known as olympic day!! The beginning of Thursday went normally with bible study and 11 o’clock activities. After lunch is when it really gets exciting, olympic time!! At lunch the campers learned which team they were on, bullet ants, fire ants, carpenter ants and yellow crazy ants. They started at the waterfront where they competed in canoe racing, canoe sinking and then synchronized swimming and sand castle building. After they completed these activities they had some canteen time to refuel before land olympics where they competed in tug-of-war, some relays and a cheer contest. Once olympics were done, they headed back to their cabins to get ready for ‘dress your best/worse dinner’ following this was a camp favorite game, bonkers! Once bonkers was done everyone headed to campfire, where they received ashes. Thursday night’s campfire talk was given by me where I talked about how God is always listening to us even when we’re not talking to him. After my talk, God squad wiped the ashes off of everyone’s foreheads. After this the campers had canteen then headed to the lower lodge for a game of ships and sailors. Then they headed back to their cabins for the final night of devos. 

On Friday the campers and staff got to wake up a little bit later, but then proceeded to morning worship followed by breakfast. After breakfast the campers headed to the chapel for the camp video before they started packing up and cleaning their cabins. After the staff members checked off the cleanliness of their cabins the campers met in the canteen area for all camp clean up followed by a corn dog and hot dog lunch. At this time they also had a chance to buy some last minute items for the bus ride home. After everyone was finished eating and both buses were packed up the staff said goodbye to the campers and sent them on their way back to Eden Prairie. 

We had such a fun week this week and are so so glad that you decided to send your campers to hang out with us. We hope your kids had a fantastic week up at camp and are so excited to see them again next year. 

Love, Sierra Luna



How has your camp experience gone so far?

“Very good, it’s very funI like the polar plunge in the morning”

Whats your favorite game or activity you’ve participated in so far? 

Swimming and meal times

Favorite food you’ve had this week?

All of it

What are you looking forward to the rest of the week? 

“The meal themes and polar plunge in the morning”

A God moment you had at some point this week?

“When my friends were being nice to me when I felt bad and missed campfire and they stayed with me” 


How has your camp experience gone so far?

“Amazing, I’ve made so many new friends and I’m going to miss them when the week is over.” 

What’s your favorite game or activity you’ve participated in so far? 

Rat-a-tat-tat and costco grandma 

Favorite food you’ve had this week?

“French toast I ate 10”

What are you looking forward to the rest of the week? 

“Final night of campfire and the stunt I’m in”

A God moment you had at some point this week?

“Sitting on a swing by the waterfront watching the sunset, I think it was a sign from God telling me I was going to have a good week”