When we look at this word, we often associate it with the stage by which a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.
Well, we decided to choose this theme for our camp this year, calling it Metamorphosis, with the tagline “My Life, My World”
And although it was quite a short camp – 3 days 2 nights – I think we were indeed blessed with a metamorphosis, or in the original Greek language, metamorphoo – which can be roughly translated to the word ‘transformation’
But let’s go back to the start.
The vision for this camp became a reality in September, whereby the camp was first officially announced and the registration forms released. October saw a more hectic schedule, especially in the last week or two when the committee had to work their socks off and pull a few late nighters in the last few days towards camp in order to ensure everything was in order. On the day itself, while everyone boarded the bus, which we intentionally asked to drive slower – hehe, sorry guys – , the committee got into the van and we started to complete a few last minute preparations, like the opening powerpoint, and the activity materials. Stayed up late during the camp nights to prepare for the next day as well, so we were pretty much occupied.
So yeah, that gives you an idea of the preparatory work and long hours.
The organisational aspect of camp itself came off good. We had nightly worship sessions, morning devotion times, afternoon activity periods, a morning movie, and generally lots of free time 🙂 I think it’s impossible to play beach soccer – so tiring. On the spiritual side of things, we got a tremendously positive response from the campers, and God was really present throughout, so thanks be to Him who makes all things possible. Had quite a nice time talking to other people as well 🙂
Anyways, I’ll post up a collage of pictures first opportunity I get. The camp pictures (and short clips) are scattered over several laptops, and we have so many they dont even fit on a DVD. So there’s going to be a lot of raking through to sort out pictures and the like. Don’t expect the collage anytime soon.
Adios! I have to go finish my pile of work now.