Christmas at Camp

Many activities happen at Camp during the Christmas session. Boys help to decorate Chuckwagon and everyone practices singing Christmas Carols.

Stringing popcorn and cranberries for decor.

 

Many hands make light work!

 

This activity takes teamwork and patience.

 

We all help make, bake and decorate dozens of cookies to give away to neighbors, as well as have plenty leftover for our appetites.

Cutting out cookies.

 

The Explorers had lots of enthusiasm for making candies!

 

The Discoverers crank out chocolate chip cookies.

 

Delicious pretzels and buckeyes!

 

That evening Camp staff and boys all go caroling at several neighbors’ houses and give them a plate of cookies and candy. Don’t you wish you lived nearby?

Chirstmas Caroling - a gift to bring joy.

 

The meaning of Christmas

To me the meaning of Christmas is to rejoice with family and friends. It is also time to praise God for Jesus’ birth. I like to spend time with my family on Christmas Eve and day the most. My family goes up to my aunt and uncle’s house for the days before Christmas. I think so often people deface the real reason for the holiday. It’s about Jesus’ birth into this world. He came to save us from our sins. He came to die in our place so we could have eternal life in heaven. My family could do better at remembering the reason for the season. I think we could all do a better job at that. It’s fine if you get a lot of nice gifts, if they’re the newest and coolest thing but remember that Jesus gave the ultimate gift. We could all be a lot more giving. I think we all care too much about the “big I”, the “1 and only”. We could all give our time and effort to help each other and the less fortunate. I’m going to try to get my family to help others. I’m going to make Homevisit about my family and fellowship not presents and TV. So this is what I think the meaning of Christmas is.

G. P. – Discoverer

 

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