It’s a beautiful day in Alaska. Sunrise was well about a month ago but it’s still amazing to wake up to it. Had some walkers and runners this morning (and yes, Bennett has been joining in those morning runs)
Our devotional topic was veracity; being open, honest and having integrity. It led to some great conversations around the fire pit.
It was a really exciting day at camp as on top of new students that had never come to Eaglecrest before, more students returned. For those of us returning we were psyched to see a few familiar faces that we’ve been missing during the first couple days of camp. We all had the opportunity to enjoy some new Skills Clubs today. Tie-dye t-shirts were a beloved staple, Fire making skills and Alaskan S’mores (who doesn’t love marshmallows, peanut butter and chocolate warmed up over a fire?)
And then after filling up on those treats we tested our skills at the Native Youth Olympics. Think decathlon with an Alaskan twist. Check out the link here: http://citci.org/partnerships-events/nyo-games/2017-games/
After all that fun we got some pool time, indoors this year, YEAH!, so it was significantly warmer than our previous experiences at the lake. All in all today was filled with many new friendships being formed. We learned wonderful tidbits about our new friends, and we learned about their lives and their stories. We saw some new faces filled with joy and it was super fun to meet everyone and watch the conversations and relationships develops.