Sixth Graders Go to Camp

Holy Angels sixth graders recently participated in the Camp Gray Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). The overnight program provides participants with a variety of activities to heighten awareness of environmental issues and our call to be good caretakers of God’s creation.

The sixth graders (along with Mrs. Schoenwetter, Mrs. Trepte, and Mr. & Mrs. Sternig) began the day with a two-hour hike just to get acquainted with nature and enjoy a simple lunch in the woods. Students had choice of afternoon activities which included archery, canoeing, field games, and fishing (lots of catches!). Seeing God in Everyday Objects resulted in some remarkable observations about how God is really present in many ways and that we can Celebrate God! in many ways as well.

Following the evening campfire and s’mores, a candlelight prayer service recalled God’s Word to us in Scripture and our call to stewardship. A rousing chorus of Awesome God closed the prayer. The lodge provided an ideal setting to just kick back after a long day of hiking and learning.

After morning prayer and praise, Solo Hikes provided some quiet reflection time for everyone. They were followed by Eco-Challenges which included sampling pond water for life (it was loaded!), measuring tree growth in management and wild areas (there’s a difference), and sloshing through a stream for some interesting views of the wild.

ESP concluded with participants adding their name to Abraham’s Pact and recalling not only what they learned, but also how they would do one thing to be a good caretaker of God’s creation.

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