Last Saturday at Eagle’s Wings, we got together as the summer team to prepare for the big event – summer camps! We talked about the types of leaders needed; what we can each lead, do, and take responsibility for, both during the camp preparation process and during the camps themselves. We also spent time thinking about the camp’s day plan, the activities we definitely want this year and the challenges we should expect.

Saturday was a fun time when the young people who will be in the summer camps as leaders could gather together and dream of summer. We are grateful and happy that we have such wonderful young people who are willing to serve and be involved in everything needed for a successful camp season.

We are fast approaching the summer camp marathon and would appreciate your prayers for our team and campers!

Drawing Near to God

After twice (two years) being cancelled due to pandemic restrictions, EW spring break worship camp was back.  Our theme this year was “Drawing near to God”.  We had a total of 40 leaders and campers. Several young people experienced Eagle’s Wings for the first time.  It is unusual for our worship camps to have first timers.  This four day camp was a special treat after the physical separation brought on by Covid and the young people were so happy to be back at camp and be together in this place once again.

As the theme of the worship camp was “Drawing near to God”, the activities were designed to help the campers do just that.  Both in groups and time alone the following themes were explored:

Closer through faith

Closer through friendship

Closer through the fun

Closer through praise

Closer through the Bible

Closer through quiet time

In this, the youth sought to spend time with God, pondering the Scriptures and praising Him.  One girl spent her time drawing in the snow, which was a way for her to praise God.

This camp was a wonderful time and way to think about being closer to God, both for young people who have been to the camps for years and for those who have visited it for the first time. It was a great pleasure to watch the young people go deeper and hear ways to be closer to God and take a step nearer in their relationship with Him.

Thank you to all who participated and to those of you who prayed and supported our worship camp.