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Camp Discovery ends at BUMC

Campers at Camp Discovery at Brundidge United Methodist Church discovered that sometimes shading one’s eyes often gives them a clearer few of God’s wonderful creations. Pictured are Elsie Claire Coppage, front, and Emily Bryan. MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELL

Campers at Camp Discovery at Brundidge United Methodist Church discovered that sometimes shading one’s eyes often gives them a clearer few of God’s wonderful creations. Pictured are Elsie Claire Coppage, front, and Emily Bryan.
MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELL

Camp Discovery at Brundidge United Methodist Church broke camp Wednesday night, but they left with plans for many more exciting adventures ahead.

The culminating activity for BUMC Vacation Bible School brought visitors to Camp Discovery for a night of stories, songs, fellowship and fun.

“The theme for VBS was ‘Jesus at work through us’ and we discovered many different ways that we can show the love of Jesus to others,” said Allyson Outlaw, VBS director. “Dylan Hollis designed a camp set for Bible school and the kids loved it.”

The campfire was a perfect setting for storytelling.

“The stories were interactive and the kids really got involved,” Outlaw said. “Things that we collected from nature were used for the arts and crafts projects that went along with the camp setting.”

Outlaw said the music for VBS had a different twist to it.

“The songs were the traditional hymns, like ‘Oh, How I Love Jesus’ but were up-tempo music that kids like,” Outlaw said. “They learned several of the old hymns but with a little rap or hip-hop to them.”

This year’s VBS, at Brundidge United Methodist Church brought kids of all ages together for selected activities.

“This worked out really well because the older kids helped with the younger children,” Outlaw said. “The young children and the older kids got to know each other in a way that they probably would not have otherwise. Getting to know one another will help build bonds that will strengthen our church family.”

Camp Discovery was a place for great discovery. The kids discovered God in many different places and found ways they can be of service to others. They looked for and discovered ways the Jesus can work through them to make the world a better place, Outlaw said.

“Camp Discovery is a great place where we can continue to get together and make plans for other adventures,” Outlaw said. “We already are planning to spin off and do a musical ‘Down By the Creek bank’ sometime next spring. But before them, we are thinking about a real camping trip. VBS 2015 will continue in a lot of different ways and we are looking forward to discovering more ways to serve others through Christ.”