June Scurry A Hit

June Scurry A Hit!


In mid-June, LOMC hosted its first of three overnight summer camps called Middle School Scurry. Nine youth who are entering 6-8th grades this fall came to LOMC June 13-16 for days of exploring, building relationships, enjoying outdoor activities and engaging in faith experiences. The youth came from suburbs of Chicago, city of Chicago, Oregon-IL area, and even the state of Nevada and were led by Michelle Wandersee (Program Director) and Rob Gieraltowski (Executive Director).

Our theme for the week involved the group exploring creation in many different ways from the book of Psalms to pond canoeing (day and evening), campfires, hikes, service work, Bible study, morning devotions and so much more.

Some highlights for the week were:

  • Evening pond canoe by battery-powered lanterns.
  • Water fun with reusable and throwable water soaker balls AND a unicorn sprinkler.
  • Staying in Freedom Tree Village to ensure COVID safety.
  • Learning how to use smartphone apps to identify the natural world around us.
  • Digging into Psalm 150 and 148 and making our own psalms!
  • Evening campfires and one at Barber Cliff with s’mores.
  • Great food eaten outside on the deck and adjacent picnic tables.
  • Amazing friendships started!
  • Service work and crafts with LOMC staff.
  • All too short as “Scurry” ended early Wednesday afternoon.

LOMC is looking forward to our next Scurry at the end of July!