Wednesday Words- Melina De Leon

Hello everybody! time for another Wednesday Words Post. As we continue in our series written by former Day Campers, today we are hearing from a very recent Camper, Melina De Leon.We are hoping that after a couple of years  as a Local Helper she will soon be ready to join the ranks of the Travelling Teams, as her older sister did last summer! I’m sure you will enjoying her take on the world of Day Camps.
Welcome Melina!
My name is Melina De Leon and I am 13 years old. I have been attending day camps  as a camper for 8 years.
I appreciated all the games we played in the afternoon such as Bible Smugglers, in which I have learned to not get caught because of all the consequences, and many more games like Inspector Clueless, water-day games, scavenger hunts, which were really entertaining . A good thing about day camps is that any camper can join and learn about God instead of staying home.  
Every morning, we would start with aerobics just to be ready and in shape for the rest of the day. Then we would sing songs then play a few mini games before starting  with the story. I really liked that there was a slideshow  that made us understand the story better. There was also our furry friend: lamb! Lamb has the be-e-e-est jokes , loves to eats grass, talks about the bible and the story, cries and laughs with us and is loved by every camper, including myself.
When we finished with all the songs, we would do devotions where we would talk about the story in a smaller group of campers depending on the age. I enjoyed devotions because we were able to hear what the other campers thought about the story. The creative connections taught me that we could also praise God with a dance or a play. In the creative connections, I also got to express myself
I was really happy that I got to see  my friends for the whole week, spend more time with them and just become closer with them. I also got to meet new people, either new campers or volunteers from  Crosstalk Ministries. The leaders were really nice and patient towards the campers. They were always full of energy!
I have learned that day camps are not just about enjoying yourself but also learning about all what Jesus has done for us. As a camper I became closer to God, and I’m very excited to become a local helper next summer of 2017!

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