Kids came together over the summer to make new friends, experience God and have a blast at the Bridge Valley Bible Camp! For the first time, Bridge Valley trialled a Bible camp specifically designed for young people ages 9-13. I had the opportunity to check out what the campers were up to and chat with a few of them to see what they were enjoying.
The campers let loose with activities like laser tag, zip line, high ropes, and the luge. They also had the opportunity to learn about the Bible and deepen their faith in God. I talked with Lilly Tough, Hugh Greenwood, and Ruby Hughes about their experiences at the camp. They all loved the different activities, but most of all, they loved making new friends and learning about Jesus.
When I asked Lilly Tough why she loves Bridge Valley, she replied, "It's really fun, and we learn lots about God." She was keen for anyone who has never been to a camp before to come along next time.
Hugh Greenwood loved all the camp activities, but his highlights were making new friends and battling it out in laser tag. He said, "You get to meet a whole bunch of new people and do fun activities and stuff like that.’ I asked him why someone should come to a Bridge Valley camp, and he replied, ‘Because everyone's really kind, and you're guaranteed to make friends."
Ruby Hughes particularly enjoyed the high ropes, where you venture from to to tree, high above the ground. When I asked her if she learned anything about God, she said, "I learnt a lot about the Bible - since it’s a Bible camp. I’ve found out lots of facts about the Bible and history, which is pretty cool."
There’s no denying that the camp was a fantastic experience for our young people. The team at Bridge Valley planning on running more Bible camps in the future and, of course, they will continue to run great holiday camps throughout the year.
If you want to know more about the camps, get in touch with me or check Bridge Valley's website.
We have invited these writers to share their experiences, ideas and opinions in the hope that these will provoke thought, challenge you to go deeper and inspire you to put your faith into action. These articles should not be taken as the official view of the Nelson Diocese on any particular matter.