After a year without confirmation camps, the seventh and eighth grade confirmation students from Trinity are able to attend them again this year. The seventh graders went first. They visited Camp Concordia in Gowen, Mich., over the weekend of Sept. 10-12.
The students and their parent chaperones arrived at Camp Concordia on Friday evening and set up their cabins. They had some time before participating in some activities and going on a night hike to a bonfire. The next day, the completed devotions and a service project of helping to removed dead trees and branches from the wooded area surrounding the camp. They also had free time for activities like ziplining, canoeing, swimming and playing various games.
Sunday, the students spent more time together and were able to dive into the word a bit more together before their return home.
We asked the students to share their favorite parts of the confirmation camp at Camp Concordia and this is what they said:
- "I really liked going canoeing and playing sheet volleyball. The camp was actually a lot of fun," said Rachel.
- "I liked glow in the dark dodge ball," said Delaney.
- "I liked pushing down the trees and chopping them up. I also liked playing basketball and sheet volleyball," said Sydney.
- "I really liked that we had freedom and got to choose what we wanted to do. It made camp a lot of fun," said Ally.
- "I liked the zipline," said Alexa.
- "The zipline was fun and I also liked the food," said Mikayla.
- "I loved it. My favorite part was cutting down the trees and going on the hike without any lights," said Madison.
- "I liked working in the forest and playing volleyball. We also had a lot in the car," said Grayson.
The eighth grade confirmation students will be the next group to experience camp. They will travel to Camp Arcadia in October for a confirmation retreat. For more information on our confirmation program, or if you need to register for confirmation modules, visit our confirmation page.