5th Term Highlights

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

5th Term has been incredible. Our weather has been amazing! The days have been filled with sunshine, but the heat has not been unbearable. Perfect kamp weather!

Last night we had our final K-life of the term. K-life is always one of our favorite activities here at K-Kountry, so the 4th K-Life comes with great anticipation and some sadness for it to be over. This 4th K-life was a blowout! There was a huge contest between the guys and the girls to determine who knew the devo rap better. The whole gym shook with how loud the kids screamed. It is so fun to see how excited everyone has gotten to learn scripture! The girls won last night, but the overall outcome was a tie.

Last night we also got to see the conclusion to the gospel skit. We learned about how the “Blacksmith” in the skit represented Jesus, and how true love means sacrifice. Jesus laid down his life for our sins, just like the Blacksmith did for the princess. The bell at Kamp rang so sweetly all through the night when K-life was finished. So exciting to see many kids make the decision to give their life to Jesus.

We can hardly believe that we are nearing the end of this term. It is flying by! Here are some more pictures of highlights from the last few days.


Galatica Party! The kids are waiting on the field for a helicopter to land!


A great night of costumes. Lots of space costumes and kids with green hair!


More great costumes


Tons of smiles and great friends!


Our staff is amazing! There are so many hugs that are given out each day.

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At Kamp we always try to have everything focused around Christ. In everything we do, our hope is to point kids back to the cross. We always begin our classes with prayer and end them in prayer. Even our Kayak class took a second to “rock up” before finishing for the day.

Around the World

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tonight was our second party of the term.  We defied the laws of gravity, time, and space to transport our kampers to far off places across the globe.  All of this was of course done with great K-Kounty flair, excitement, and a little imagination.   The main street of K-Kountry took on a carnival feel, filled with fun snacks, face painting, street performers, tourists, and activities that represented each different country.  We don’t claim that each station was truly authentic, but they sure were fun!


At each country when an activity was completed the kampers got their passports stamped.  The more stamps they got, the more snacks they were eligible to receive.


Great costumes from around the world.


Goal Kicks in Brazil


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Spaghetti throwing in Italy


Sumo wrestling in China

Off to an Incredible Start!

Friday, July 23, 2010

It is hard to believe, but this is our 5th Kamper term.  The summer is flying by!  5th term has been off to an incredible start.   The sunshine and smiles have been abundant.  The days and night have been jammed packed with as much fun as we can possibly fit in.  I am reminded again how fun it is to be at Kamp and have the chance to use ziplines, waterslides, skits, canoe trips, and so much more to love on kids and share the gospel with them.    

Here is a quick summary our night time activities this term. 

July 19 – K-life #1

July 20 – Tribal Night

July 21 – Color Me KuK Party

July 22 – K- Life #2

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Color Me Kuk Party

K-Extravaganza and Parents Day!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Happy Birthday “K”!  Last night was Krazy, the costumes were Kool, and the Kookie Kake was incredible.   We got to celebrate the letter K’s birthday with a blowout pool and dance party.  The Kostumes were so Kreative!  Parents we are only sorry if from now on your kids get a little confused on the spelling of any word starting with the “C” or “K” sound, Ha!  

Tonight is Parent’s Night!  We can’t wait to welcome our parents to K-Kountry.  Our gates will open at 4:30 this evening.  We have had an incredible 4th term, and we are so excited to tell our parents all about it. 

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Man Day and Chica Dia

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Yesterday was an incredible day at K-Kountry.   It was the day when boys will be boys and girls will be girls.  Man Day and Chica Dia is consistently a kamper favorite and yesterday was no exception!


It was a hot day here at K-Kountry, so the girls wasted no time in breaking out the water balloons. 


Cupcake Decorating!  The girl got to use icing bags, sprinkles, and lots of creativity to make beautiful and yummy cupcakes.


Spa time at the Pool!   Nail painting, and floating in the pool with refreshing cucumber slices on our eyes.


Craft time!  Making Diva hair clips.


The day culminates with a Miss K-Kountry Pageant.  Everyone is a star!  Each barn gets to dress up one of their counselors and show off a talent together.  At the end of the pageant there is a quick talk that reminds all of the girls how they are created perfectly by the Lord, and that having Jesus at the center of their life is the most important thing.

Meanwhile, the boys were down on the lower fields doing what boys do best: getting dirty, playing football, and celebrating all things manly.


Playing a little Ultimate Frisbee…except with an octopus.  Yuck.


Learning how to grill.  Also a little BBQ taste test.


What would Man Day be without a little mud war!



After washing off, the boys finished the day with the Air It Out Championship down under the lights on the lower fields.



What a great day! 4th Term is flying by and we have loved every minute of it.

Galactica Spectacula!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tonight, K-Kountry kampers had an out-of-this-world experience! Aliens landed on our lower fields, bringing with them lots of mystery, adventure, and numerous slimy substances. We put on our best space costumes and set out to discover their reasons for being here. As it turns out, they came to earth to party. Thankfully, they came to the right place! The night was filled with laughs,fun, friends, and best of all, a dance party!



A real-life helicopter landed here at kamp to investigate the alien landing. It brought with it some very serious FBI agents!


Security is tight around the space pod.


We can’t believe what we’re seeing!


Girls meet up with some protestors, hoping the aliens will just GO HOME.


J.R. and Myrtle Kirkmuffin, representives of The Own-A-Star Foundation, sell stars to some lucky buyers.



Girls show off their spacey costumes!


Best of all, time is spent with good friends!

Camp is Great!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Session 4 has been unbelievable so far!   We have had some thunderstorms, but we are continually amazed at how they seem to hit at the perfect timing to not interrupt many of our activities.  The sky is mostly sunny and the weather is warm allowing us to have days filled with non stop fun!





If you ask any K-Kountry Kamper what their favorite memory of kamp is, 9 times out of 10 you will hear about our zipline!   It is an incredible place were smiles are inevitable, memories are made, and courage is born.   Many kampers can start the activity scared, and then through encouragement they are able to find an inner strength they didn’t know they had. This courage allows them to step off the platform and go for one of the greatest rides of their life.   Once they hit the water at the bottom, they only want to get back to the top as quick as they can to go again.   It is amazing how a cable and lots of safety equipment can instill confidence, courage,  and a memory to last a lifetime.