Monday, June 15, 2009

Ah...Camp Blue Haven Week

We had a wonderful week in the mountains at Camp Blue Haven. It truly feels like a taste of what heaven will be like. I wish I could communicate how incredible it was and is for young people and for the teachers alike. To be able to go somewhere so beautiful and focus on God intensely for a week is such a blessing. Our text for the week was out of Ephesians. This verse was especially on my heart:

Eph. 3:14-21

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


I downloaded way too many pictures...sorry, but I could not help it. Blessings on your day! Amy

Michael and Jan's front yard. He was trying to make it look like the yards of the little cottages you walk in front of in the meadow at Yosemite. He did a good job. Lovely.
Front yard. Director cabin.

Michael's front porch.


New bible class or meditation spot up on the mountain.

Our bible class cabin. Sweet girls.

Michael announcing counselors for silly songs.


Counselors during silly songs.


Girls on the catwalk. So VERY brave.


Will and Dylan doing the ladder on the tower. So hard.

The zip line. Wayland was bringing his dog Marshall up to zip down. So funny.

Wes about to go off the zip line.


Having fun.

Brother and Sister

Love this picture of the boys playing basketball. Will's college roommate is in the front and Wes made a great friend, the guy next to him ,Tallon.


Ah...what a view.

Sid's secret spot. So beautiful.

Hermit's peak through the trees.
Talent show

Will's cabin and sister cabin after talent show. Goofy kids. :)

Marcus, baptism. Praise God!

Gathering for morning chapel time.

Sign at the front of the barn.

You don't have to wash dishes, you GET to!


Banquet night. Sydney and McLain

The best of friends. Wonderful teachers.

Wes and his papa


Sweet Kenzie

Closing Campfire crowd

Grayson. We are all in chains of some kind sometime in our lives. Only Jesus can free us.

Counselors, closing campfire. Awesome.

Death on the cross. Very moving.

Sweethearts.

Will's new roomate...Dylan

Brother's in Christ...and friends

The cousins


Hermit's Peak


Our favorite place to eat in town. yum!

5 comments:

Amanda Reeves said...

OH YEA BLUE HAVEN!!!!! I really need to go be a teacher with you guys one year. I love that place, such good memories from when I was a kid there. RAIN OR SHINE HIKE ALL THE TIME!!!!!!

CJ said...

I. LOVE.CHURCH CAMP. Always have, always will.

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

WOW...that is AWESOME! I was yearning to be there just looking at those pics! What a wonderful experience for you guys and family. Have a great week.
Les

MammaMia said...

I did a search for McCoy Family Singers and found your blog! This post made me miss Blue Haven, especially closing campfire and Early Christian Worship. Can hardly wait to hear you guys in Red River!

kristin (owens) alonzo said...

i came across your blog by chance. and noticed you are wills mom! he was in my brother cabin several years, and im actually in one of these pictures of the silly one. i am so proud of will, and i miss blue haven so much!