And so, two weeks after welcoming each other to Champfleuri, everyone said their Good-Byes this morning. There was much laughter, many hugs, the exchange of emails, hundreds of photos taken, and as each camper left, a few tears.
On Monday afternoon, everyone headed out in teams for an orienteering exercise up the mountain. Everyone had a slightly different route, and everyone made it to the meeting point, eventually. There were a few wrong turns, but they were managed. The afternoon of hiking ended on a hillside, by a "tower" which was the remains of an old castle.
The group enjoyed dinner, throwing the football, frisbee (of course) singing songs around the campfire, s'mores, and a lot of bonding.
Friday we drove about 45 minutes from the camp farther up a mountain to a high ropes, literally in the trees. There were several courses to choose from, at various skill level. They include ropes, obstacles, and some amazing zip lines.
Happy Fourth of July...from France!!! (no, we won't see fireworks) But hey! We're in the Alps! In France!!
The folks from Boston brought lots of party goods for the 4th. So there was red, white, and blue all over the place and on everyone. We had another good small group time, and teaching time this morning. The focus was on how it is not possible to hide from God, as much as we might try sometimes.
After breakfast, we all broke into small groups for time to get to know one another, and begin the discussion of our 1 Kings study. Everyone will remain in their same small group for the entire camp, for daily study time, in conjunction with our daily teaching presentation.
Before the main presentation, Daniel presented a short testimony to the "power of pray", about his baby cousin who needed a heart transplant to live, and how it was received after much prayer, and in a very timely manner, attesting to God's timing.
Today is Friday, which means that the French campers come tomorrow! It also means that the TED counselors had meetings all day to prepare. We learned about what to do in a fire drill and how to keep kids safe. We went over every detail of the schedule, and everyone was assigned duties.
volleyball on the fieldSarah and Daniel re-enact a painting...We had the pleasure of waking up in the mountains on a beautiful morning with temps in the 60's. The group quickly found the field and a frisbee, and made themselves at home.