So we are back from OPC family camp 2008. Wow, we had a blast, and wow, we are exhausted. First, the confines of the upper reaches of the San Bernadino mountains was absolutely beautiful. We stayed at a conference center at about 6000ft. right at lake arrowhead and close to Big Bear Lake. The place was called "Blue Ridge Bible camp" and after eating a couple of meals there I coined my gas pains as "Blue Ridge Bible cramps." Anyway, Rebecca and I taught an excellent bunch of 18 first & second graders. The picture above of all the kids is our group performing at the "talent night." We performed my own arrangement of a tune going through the whole armor of God found in Ephesians 6:10-18. The kids absolutely rocked and I think as a whole we sounded a lot like a mix of the mountain goats and the arcade fire. It was fast folk, yea with 18 kids our sound was just huge, choir-like anthems.
The other pictures with us and others, are with our new friends the Phillip family. The top photo is with us and their daughter Suriah. The bottom photo is with us and the rest of their crazy kids and Santosh the dad (Steph the mom is taking the photo).
Then the other photo is of my basketball team that played all week. Newly inspired by the Celtics 17th NBA title win, my team took 1st place at this years tournament. We swept our opponent in a five game series 3-0. It was awesome, however, playing at 6000ft. has a way of causing quick fatigue.
Dr. Tony Curto was the keynote speaker all week. We did not get to hear much from him since we were teaching our own class. However, we got free mp3's of his talks.
All in all it was a great time. Our favorite portion was the nature walks with Dr. Larry Mchargue. He walked us through the forests and pointed out all kinds of things in nature, and instructed us.
Ok, we have to go now. Enjoy the photos.