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10
MAY
2017

Wonder – Summer 2017

When was the last time you experienced wonder? Deep, spine-tingling, earth-shaking wonder. The kind of wonder that causes you to stop and check to see if you are actually awake. Then, in the next instant, you realize that you have never felt more awake in your life. Yeah, that...
03
AUG
2013

Teen 1 – Sabbath

The Daily Bread: Ecclesiastes 3:11 – “…He does everything just right and on time, but people can never completely understand what he is doing.” Weather: 76 degrees, sunny It is a gorgeous Sabbath day! The sun is shining with warmth, the skies are blue, and...
01
AUG
2013

Teen 1 – Thursday

The Daily Bread: Psalm 55:22 – “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Weather: 60 degrees, cloudy Thursday, already! Today has definitely been much cooler than it has been this whole summer! Thankfully,...
01
AUG
2013

Teen 1 – Wednesday

The Daily Bread: Proverbs 3:5-6 – “With all your heart, you must trust the Lord and not your own judgement. Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow.” Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy We’re already halfway through Teen 1 – and...
22
JUL
2013

Tween Camp – Monday

The Daily Bread: 1 Peter 4:10 – “Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well.” Weather: 81 degrees, sunny Week 4 is here! We had a blast with the Adventure campers, and are...
08
JUL
2013

Junior 2 – Sunday

The Daily Bread: Psalm 103:11 –  “As high as the sky is above the earth, so great is his love for those who respect him.” Weather: 73 degrees, sunny Week 2 already! The camp is teeming with energetic campers – we are pumped for Junior II to start! Recap of...
02
JUL
2013

Summer 2013 Begins

The Daily Bread: Matthew 28:19-20 – “So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything that I have taught you, and I will be with you always, even until the end of this age.”...
29
APR
2013

A Look Back at Big Lake’s 50th Reunion

This summer of 2012 marked the 50th year of Big Lake Youth Camp’s ministry.  Monte Torkelson, current director, along with several of his staff, put together a wonderful celebratory 50th anniversary weekend in August.  What an amazing time was had by all.  There were over 200...
15
APR
2013

Was Will Smith Wrong?

“But you just don’t understaaaaaaaand!” -such is the wit filled and defiant phrase that all children at some point or another say to their parents. Perhaps these placebo type comments are one of life’s ultimate ironies, because as we all know, parents were never kids, and so how...
25
MAR
2013

The Summer Camp Handbook: Book Review

I am not married and I do not have children. However, during the summer months I come in contact with hundreds of children and their parents through my job at Big Lake. And I have often wondered what it must feel like to be a parent and bring a child, who you love and care for...
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