2021 specialty weeks INfo
Specialties I: Woodworking & Cooking Camps (June 6-11)
Specialties II: Outdoor Sports & Craft Camps (June 13-18)
Faculty and Jr. Faculty for Specialties I and Specialties II:
Thank you so much for choosing to spend a week of your summer serving at Wonder Valley Christian Camp. We have a PACKED schedule planned, and I am looking forward to working with all of you.
Everything I address in this text will pertain to both Specialties Weeks. If you have questions about the specific week you are working, feel free to get in touch with me.
Current Registration Numbers:
Woodworking Camp: 9 Boys, 2 Girls
Cooking Camp: 4 Boys, 13 Girls (full)
Craft Camp: 8 Girls
Outdoor Sports: 20 Boys, 6 Girls (full)
We will again be in the Macedonia dorm, in the new property at Wonder Valley. Adult faculty will have a full-sized bed and Jr. Faculty will have a twin sized bed like the campers. There will be a Faculty meeting 3:00-3:30 on the Sunday of each week. Please arrive on time, as I will have even more details to go over before the campers arrive at 4:00 to begin their check-in process.
On Sunday, each camper will be given a water bottle, a string backpack, a folder with their schedule, memory work and an ink pen. Faculty will also receive a water bottle, string backpack and the final schedule. If you submitted your Faculty Screening Form before May 8, you will also get a free camp t-shirt. (If you have not submitted your screening form please use the link above to do it as soon as possible.)
I have linked to the Preliminary Schedule (pdf) here, but I will have the final schedule to hand out on Sunday, as there are always a few last minute adjustments.
As in past years, campers will complete page 1 of the Morning Devotions(pdf) on their own, after breakfast. Later in the morning faculty will use the Leader Guide on the back of the page to facilitate discussion over that material during Family Time #1. The campers in this group will be your Specialty.
In the evening Family Time #2, faculty will use the Evening Discussion(pdf) to lead Bible study in the dorms to close the day. You can work together to decide if you want to do this by dorm room, or combine into a girls group and a boys group and rotate discussion leaders each night.
Our theme this year is Faith Over Fear (Isaiah 41:13 ESV) After the events of the last year, this came to me with clarity. This verse is not just talking about mustering up a little more faith or wishful thinking. It is about not fearing because you KNOW who leads, helps and guides you. My goal in selecting the study material and the worship music is to emphasize we do not have to fear anything, because we know the ONE in whom we have faith. The more we understand who God is, what Jesus did for us, and the role of the Holy Spirit, the more our faith grows, and the more our fear fades.
For His Kingdom,