Unusual cool weather and no major injuries were just the tip of the iceberg of blessings that God showered down upon the Missouri pre-teen camp last week, held for the first time at Camp Bobwhite in Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster, Missouri. On Sunday and Monday, campers experienced the typical July weather of high heat and humidity. Then, during the night, a cold front moved in with cooling rain and temperatures dropped 20 degrees. Campers brought out their jackets and staff members who did not pack a jacket shivered a bit. During the day, campers were involved in Christian Living, crafts, fishing, swimming, archery, sports, media, and music. Borrowed from the Texas camp this year was the game of “Big Ball,” played with a giant eight-foot beach ball. Campers love it. To add “Missouri” flair, campers affectionately named the ball “Bertha.” We had 84 campers including mini-campers and sibling campers and 71 staff, making this year’s camp the largest ever. When we asked those campers who had been to pre-teen camp in the past what they liked best about the new camp, the answer we always received was “the swimming pool” and when asked what was the best thing retained from the old camp, the reply was “the food.” Thanks to all the staff that worked tremendously hard to make camp a success this year. We are looking forward to another successful camp next year.