With only two weeks and three camps left, our summer camp season is coming to a close.
Thus far in the summer, we have successfully conducted seven (almost eight) camps, served over 1200 meals, and sent over 450 campers down the zip line all in six weeks time.
So much has been happening this summer here at Yellowstone Alliance Adventures, but here are a few highlights.
Staff training kicked off on May 28th, which included day hikes, CPR training, and daily devotions from the full-time staff. The high schooled age Timothy Program joined the ranks on June 14th, with students from Ohio and even some local Bozemanians!
Summer camps started on June 16th with 3rd – 4th grade camp and 1st-5th grade Day Camp. Speaker Jim Howard, from Helena, MT, opened our summer with Daniel as a man “On Target For Christ,” which is our theme this camping season.
On June 23, seasoned archer and teacher Robb Sager, from Red Lodge, MT, demonstrated how parts of the arrow symbolize portions of our life and how we can stay on target for Christ.
Over the fourth of July, our 7th-9th grade camp with Josh McFarland from Hardin, MT, analyzed Daniel’s life again, as a clear example of hitting the target for Christ. YAA’s full-time staff even set off some fireworks that Thursday on the campgrounds! Also during that week, we conducted a Wilderness Base camp in the Gallatin National Forrest middle school participating in 13 mile day hikes and canoeing challenges at Hyalite Lake.
Family camp weekend was a success with Jason Seibert here to speak to the needs of families from all walks of life.
We are in the midst of senior high camp now as Pastor Jeremiah Heiser from Great Falls, MT, presents the campers with large ideas about being on target for Christ, allowing the high schoolers to process their own spiritual walk.
We have three camps left before the end of our summer camp season here on the YAA campgrounds, from 3rd grade to middle school residential camps to a week-long backpacking trip.
We are so excited about what God has been doing and will continue to do this summer as the YAA staff is on target for Christ. Thus far we have had over 30 campers accept Christ as Lord and Savior! Many more campers also expressed their earnest desire to continue growing spiritually in their walk with the Lord. We are so excited to share with you what God is doing through Christian camping ministry at YAA.
Thank you for your prayers and support throughout the years and summer camping seasons.