Saturday, August 22, 2009

Out Of This World: Camp White Eagle 2009

It doesn't get any better than this.

This is Camp White Eagle in Leaf River, Illinois. Every summer, my church has a series of week-long camps for the youth ministries here. I'm always a camp counselor, and this has become one of my favorite places in the world.

As the camp t-shirts say, there are no video games at White Eagle, but there is a lot of dirt. Fun is found in climbing up stacks of milk crates, jumping into rivers, crawling out of mud pits and washing off in a waterfall.

But my church does not go there just to play — we're there to teach.

It's a balance.

Some of us like to stay pretty clean, some of us just give up.