Podcast 65: Reject Fake “Tate” Masculinity

The assault on masculinity and the so-called “patriarchy” in the public arena has left many young men looking for guidance. Too many turn to online “heroes” who offer a fake caricature of masculinity that is contrary to God’s original design for how men are supposed to be men. Today‚ we look at the difference and talk about what it means to embrace the kind of masculinity God intended.

LYP Missouri Preteen 2023

The Missouri preteen camp looks like it was a lot of fun! Campers enjoyed activities like riflery, archery, electrical wiring, sewing, Frisbee golf, and even ukulele playing.

In the gallery below the top one, you’ll find two more! Just like in past years, campers enjoyed STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities one evening. The second gallery shows the fun: creating a soda geyser, exploring sound with a toposcope, making a homopolar motor, playing with bubbles, building a pop sickle catapult, completing salt-dough circuits, and doing buoyancy experiments.

Then, in the last gallery, you’ll see cardboard boats the dorms created in a contest for their counselors to “sail.” What brave counselors and wise preteen nautical engineers!

Our many thanks to all who helped make this year’s Missouri preteen camp a great success!

STEM Activities

Soda Geyser Campers got to see a geyser: a liquid under pressure that erupts. Each counselor had their own geyser made from soda and mentos.

Tonoscope Sound vibrations and salt can be used to make pictures. Campers made different patterns/ pictures of salt by singing different pitches into the homemade tonoscope.

Homopolar Motor Campers created a motor by using a battery, a magnet, and copper wire.

Bubbles Campers made bubbles using various methods: straws on a table, a giant bubble wand, and a make-your-own pipe cleaner wand.

Popsicle Catapults: Each camper built a popsicle catapult using popsicle sticks, spoons, and rubber bands to see how far they could launch various items.

Salt Dough Circuits Campers created a circuit path using play dough, batteries, and light diodes.

Float your boat: Each camper created their own tinfoil boat to see how much weight it could hold.

Each dorm also constructed a cardboard boat to set their counselor afloat. While some failed, several vessels kept their counselor afloat for the time minimum of five minutes.

Sermon mentioned: “The Third Law”

In Episode 64 of the podcast, Mr. Robinson mentions a great sermon by the late Mr. Rod King. It really is a wonderful sermon—one of his best—and we heartily recommend it to you if you’ve never listened to it.

Podcast 64: Talking Camp with Mr. Gerald Weston

LYP Teen Camp 2023 is over! Today, we sit down with the camp director and our presiding evangelist, Mr. Gerald Weston, to talk about how camp went and to ask him to explain some of the principles and values that drive our approach to serving our teenagers each summer at the camps. If you’ve ever wanted to know why we do what we do when we do camp, this is your episode!

Don’t forget that we’ve posted tons of pics from this year’s teen camp, available down below, and that more pictures from other camps, such as some of the preteen camps and the adventure camp, should be posted, as well, as soon as we find a spare moment! So, check back often. Now, here’s the podcast!

P.S. I forgot the link to the sermon Mr. Robinson mentioned that I said I would put up! We’ll put it in its own post right after this one—a real classic from Mr. Rod King. If you’ve never heard it, you should give it a listen.

LYP West Virginia Preteen 2023: Early Pics!

We’ll post pictures from this year’s preteen camp in West Virginia shortly after the camp has ended. However, we have a few pics from the first couple of days to share just to give you a taste of the fun the kiddos are having. So, come back in a week! (We’ll try to post other pics, as well—both from the preteen camps and the adventure camp. So, stay tuned.)

Podcast 63: How Do We Understand the “Angry Psalms”?

The Psalms have some pretty violent imagery in them! If they are models for us, in many ways, about how to really pour our hearts out to God in prayer, then what are we to do with these “angry psalms”? Mr. Robinson is here to help us out!

LYP Teen Camp 2023: Final Pics!

Well, all the Teen Camp staff and campers are gone for the year and the Texas Preteen Camp is well underway. But here are a few final memories from the 2023 Teen Camp! The pictures include images from the last-day All-Camp Activity and then the Final Banquet and Dance. We’re grateful to God and Jesus Christ for blessing the campers and staff and making it a wonderful summer! Our grateful thanks to all who prayed for camp this year.