You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

— Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV)

Cross Challenge

Cross #1
Girls: Light Pink | Guys: Blue

This should be given for memorizing the group verse. If one of the other 5 verses is the same as your group verse, substitute this verse for memorization:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will never perish, but have eternal life.

— John 3:16

Cross #2 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing.

— 1 John 1:9

Cross #3

Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’

— John 14:6

Cross #4

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise.

— Ephesians 6:1-2

Cross #5

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

— Galatians 5:22-23

Cross #6

‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

— Matthew 22:37-39


Evergreen has been a staff member at Camp Thurman for one year and this is her first time as a counselor. She first learned of camp when she came here with Mission Arlington along with her apartment church led by her family. Evergreen just graduated from Martin High School and will be attending Dallas Baptist University in the fall to study Counseling Psychology. She is overjoyed and humbled to be a part of camp this summer because she gets to love and teach kids the Word of God while playing outdoors and having a good time. To Evergreen, Camp Thurman offers the perfect balance of experiencing nature while learning who God is and the love He offers us. The Lord is leading her into a career that is founded on loving and counseling all people, and He is teaching her to follow Jesus’s example of compassion and sacrificial love. She cannot think of a better place to spend her time and is eager to get to meet all of her campers this summer!

9:00Bible StudyBible StudyBible StudyBible StudyBible Study
09:30GamesRed SeaRoxburgh's RopesZipline9:20 CCD Deck Counselor Hunt
10:20Snacks- HPPedal CartsSea of GalileeSnacks- HpRed Sea
11:10Swim Test B (The Rock)Power PoleSnacks- HPRed SeaMadman's Mountain
12:25Marketplace SkitsMarketplace SkitsMarketplace SkitsMarketplace SkitsMarketplace Skits
01:00ZiplineThe RockTarzan's SwingSlip N SlideSea of Galilee
01:45Photos ACraftsThe River NileThe RockSnacks- HP
02:30Sea of GalileeSnacks- HPGamesArchery/BBsKidron Valley