Senior High 1 is Underway!

July 4, 2022

Senior High 1 is underway here at Inspiration Point as roughly 100 9th-12th graders arrived to spend a week at camp! The week of camp was kicked off at the Hillside Opening Program where students were introduced to the 2022 summer theme of "Finish Strong!" God's Word guides us through the race of life and by Jesus's death and resurrection, we are given a new position and are told to run with perseverance toward the prize of eternal life!

Following the opening at hillside, campers met their counselors, their fellow cabin mates, and began a time called WHIRLWIND, where they get comfortable as a cabin and learn about what will make this time at camp safe, fun, and meaningful. During this time, they also got to make their own custom topping slice of pizza and write a cabin song! Pizza night is always a highlight for campers and serves as the perfect meal to get campers excited! Not to mention, getting to choose their own toppings makes the slice taste extra good. 

Senior High cabins get a head start in ADVENTURE COURSE, which is a time of team building, cooperation, and low ropes where guys and girls cabins come together to overcome challenges and grow personally and spiritually. Each of the Adventure Course teams met on the very first night following pizza to meet one another and set up expectations for the challenges to come throughout the week! Senior High Adventure Course is always an incredible time of growth.

Following Adventure Course, cabins gathered at Hillside for an all camp photo, practiced their cabin songs one more time and then entered into the White Oak Room for HOOTENANNY! Hootenanny is the first all camp gathering and activity that takes place on the first night of camp. Campers perform their cabin songs in front of the entire camp chasing the prize of first, second, and third to breakfast depending on their performance! While performing cabin songs is fun, the deeper purpose of Hootenanny is to help cabins come together, unify around something fun, and accelerate the relationships and depth that will come throughout the week!

After cabin songs were performed with vigor, the campers were introduced to the Senior High 1 speaker, Pastor Kirk Militzer! He entered the White Oak Room in style, wearing retro running gear and a sweatband across his forehead! After capturing the students attention with his extravagant appearance, he leaned in and told them earnestly to be ready for God to meet them and grow them during their time at camp. Pastor Kirk gave an intro to the theme of "Finish Strong" and campers learned the first memory verse of the week.

Isaiah 40:31 "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

As the night approached, there was rain on the horizon, but it held off just long enough for the end of night campfire! Campers joined together singing camp songs like "Trumpet Sound," "Dig Down Deep" and ended with "Jesus is the Answer."

Please pray that each of the campers groups that are here at Inspiration Point would have lots of fun, build meaningful relationships, and would grow in their relationship with the Lord during their time here!

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