We are wrapping up our basecamp experience, but not before pouring on some final activities and training! On Thursday, we started our morning by each camper lighting off his own fire that he built. Guess what?! Each young man successfully burned through the twine above his fire! It was encouraging to see some of the campers help others once their fire was big enough.
We spent the entire day on Friday on a bluff that is an hour away from our property. It is one of our favorite spots to visit as a camp. It is secluded and offers great climbing and rappelling opportunities! The director of Victory Family Ministries, Mark Massey, led this trip with his years of climbing experience, training, and yes - his gummy bears! The campers enjoy even the simple things, as they try to catch gummy bears that are thrown their way throughout the day.
Team building competitions are always a great way to spend our time at camp. Whether it is trying to get across an obstacle as a team or work each person through a tangles web of ropes, we put our campers in situations that they can experience success and failure as a team. Learning how to properly deal with both is vital for young men.
We are thrilled to utilize our new bouldering room this summer! Many hours have been spent by our staff to get this room ready. Our guys loved pushing themselves past what they thought were their limits, as they learned how to navigate certain routes on the wall.