Summer…the smell of fresh-cut grass, lemonade, sunscreen, and boat fuel mixed with water brings me back…back to the days when I spend my summers growing up on Timberlake, the lake I lived beside. We had a floating dock with a basketball goal attached and diving board that my dad had built. Every summer day was the same…wake-up, swim, eat lunch, wait for the food to digest so I didn’t get a cramp (so my mom said), and swim more. Nights were filled with neighborhood games of capture-the-flag and night swimming in the lake…jumping every time a fish grazed your calf, thinking it could be a life-ending water-moccasin.
Those days were some of my favorites, and they didn’t revolve around the tv or computer (I’m not sure computers even existed). Those days were so great because I got to experience God’s creation with great friends. And although I didn’t know it at the time, those days would shape me for years to come.
Why do I say all this? I don’t want you to waste your summers. I want you to look back and remember your summers as time well-spent. Most importantly, I want you to have a greater love for God and for God’s people at the end of the Summer than you had at the beginning.
Although there are many ways to make the most of your Summer, there is one sure-fire way to use it well and grow closer to God and His people…
Go to Summer Camp!
Sr. High students, join us on the Kern River for an exciting week from June 25 to June 30th. The cost is only $190 if you register before June 6th (it goes up to $200 after that)!
Jr. High students, join us at Carpinteria State Beach for an exciting week from June 25 to June 29th. The cost is only $180 if you register before June 6th (it goes up to $190 after that)!
Stop by the Student Ministries table in the foyer of the Worship Center this Sunday to sign up or come by the office during the week!