The LYC Texas Pre-Teen Camp began with a rousing theme of “Gung ho—all for one, and one for all” on Sunday, July 3, with a total of 71 in attendance—including 26 enthusiastic campers!  Activities were planned with the hot weather in mind—making the camp experience both enjoyable and exciting.  Camp activities included riflery, archery, canoeing, life skills, team building, and Christian Living classes.

On Wednesday evening, Mr. Paul Derrick from the Central Texas Astronomical Society, gave an interesting introductory lesson on astronomy.  After a brief slide presentation, the pre-teens and staff moved to the outdoor field to view the night sky through two large and sophisticated telescopes.  Mr. Derrick pointed out several night time objects by the use of a green laser and continued to help answer questions as we peered through lenses of the telescopes.  Along with a cool evening and slight breeze, this activity was enjoyed by all.  Camp concluded Thursday evening with scrumptious banquet of Texas smoked beef brisket with all the trimmings followed by a fun show presented by the preteens and staff.

Camp started on the theme of unity and teamwork and it ended that way as well.  Thanks to all who sacrificed, worked together, and served to make this an outstanding camp for our preteens—an “all for one, and one for all” experience!