Do you ever feel like you don’t belong? Like you’re marching to a different beat than the people around you? Well there may be a reason for that, but it’s not because you’re crazy. 1 Peter 2:11 says, “Dear friends, you are aliens and strangers on this earth…” The reason you don’t fit in is because this world is not your home. You have been born again in the Spirit, so you don’t fit into the world’s mold.
This is the foundation of our theme for Summer Camp 2010. The theme is ALIENS, and the focus of our teaching will be to show campers how and why they can live differently from the rest of the world. Romans 12:2 says, “Don’t be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” That’s what we want to teach the campers—that God can transform them into a new person by changing the way they think.
The theme will be lots of fun with alien puppets, space suits, alien costumes and skits, and outer space decorations. Of course, we’ll also have the usual camp activities like hiking, swimming, boating, rock climbing, field games, crafts and sports. But the most important thing is that these campers will learn that they don’t have to live like the rest of the world. They’ve been called to something greater.