Faith Adventures Pre-Camp Rally

Large group singing led by Mark Houser, Hermitage CC and Jack Daniel, El Dorado Springs FCC

Large group singing led by Mark Houser, Hermitage CC and Jack Daniel, El Dorado Springs FCC

Even with the mixture of snow, sleet, and rain, Faith Adventures Camp held its 4th Annual Pre-Camp Rally on Sunday afternoon, April 8th at Hermitage Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Activities for the afternoon included fun ice breakers, crazy camp songs, fun games with M&Ms, and watching videos from past camps.  Nearly 80 youth, adults, and pastors from DOC Churches in Appleton City, Butler, Clinton, El Dorado Springs, Hermitage, Nevada, and Springfield South Street were in attendance. Despite the cold, dreary weather, the Son was shining inside.

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The afternoon started out with introductions by Rev. Jack Daniel, coordinator of Faith Adventures Camp, and then moved on to ice breakers for the whole group, along with some singing and magic tricks by Mark Houser. The theme for Faith Adventures 2018 Camp will be “Beyond Belief.” Rev. Daniel gave examples from real life and from the Bible where things were beyond belief.

After the ice breakers, everyone divided into breakout groups of JYF youth, Chi Rho, and CYF. Students in the older group played Never Have I Ever and did some acting with Skits in a Bag. The younger group did get to know you with tennis balls and played Minute to Win It games. The event concluded with more singing and a meal of hot dogs, chips, and homemade cookies served and grilled by the men and women from the Hermitage Christian Church.     

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Some of the youth attending the rally had been to camp every year since the first year of Faith Adventures Camp in 2014. Others had never been to camp, but plan on attending for the first time this summer. Faith Adventures Camp for 2018 will be held July 23-27th at Camp Hebron in Pittsburg, MO. For more information about Faith Adventures Camp, visit

Thanks to FCC El Dorado's Barb Walsh for this information and photos. 

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