Gazette 2013: First Looks!

Tribe of Benjamin

The Tribe of Benjamin by Josiah (Teen Camp)

For my first year at camp I was in the tribe of Benjamin. Of the two boys tribes we were the only one with two counselors. We had Long Shanks and Swank. On the first day of camp when we chose our tribe name, we picked Benjamin and we had to go into breakfast last and we told Twister and RedSox that we would always go last for everything. We go last at meals, at line up, and for activities. It is nice to let others go before us. Shanks and Swank are really good at helping us to grow spiritually during camp and I’m really glad that they are my counselors. Our tribe has lots of fun together and I couldn’t imagine being in any other tribe.

Advice from a veteran camper

Advice from a Veteran Camper by Rebekah (Junior Camp)

I have been in camp for 5 years and I would like to give you some veteran advice. You will probably like to bring extra clothes and not so many dress clothes because we are outside a lot. Having a Shabbat outfit or two is good, but don’t bring anything too nice. Also bring clothes for theme nights, and extra socks and underwear. Also we do very fun activities and sometimes you get dirty from them, so you shouldn’t forget to put your dirty clothes in your laundry bag so that the ATLs can wash them on laundry day. And remember your tennis shoes when you pack for camp because you can’t do much without them. For the fun activities you almost always need your sneakers and long pants. Oh, and don’t forget your Bible! That is some advice about camp.

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Worship

From the vault, here’s some vintage Gazette! In this article, 11 year old camper Anonymous writes about how much she loves worship. This year she was able to lead the worship team at camp and did a fantastic job!

Worship

By 11-year-old-camper Anonymous (aaaawwww) (2008)

anonymous and cabin
Tribe of Levi, led by Streetlight and Chickpea, with campers Bologna, Anonymous, Nemo and Violetta. 2008.

This year, the thing that really touched me was the “worship group” even with Streetlight’s sore throat and a new violinist (AKA Chickpea). Sometimes I was in a sour mood, but when I heard the worship team, it made me feel better. It usually made me feel closer to God. Tabernacle is comprised of a few songs and a message. Even though the message is always good, I really connect and enjoy the music most. The worship team consists of Reptar, Streetlight, Chickpea, and Tauros. I love the worship team!