Monthly Archives: April 2016

Asbury Hills Open House: In Pictures

Our annual open house was a great day of fun had by all.  Summer Camp registrations are coming in strong.  Grab your spot before they’re all gone!  http://asburyhills.org/all-about-summer-camp/

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50 Days Until Summer Camp

It’s official.  We are 50 days away from the start of summer camp.  So in honor of that, here’s our list of 50 things we are super pumped about for Summer 2016.

  1. Learning more about what it means to Trek with Christ
  2. Replacing the current quiet with over 1100 loud campers
  3. Celebrating a bulls eye in archery
  4. Caving
  5. Taking Altitude campers slacklining
  6. Picking out the perfect bunk
  7. Canoeing around the lake
  8. Learning about following Christ
  9. Getting to break in the new water toys on the Drenched Lake

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  10. Worship at the Mountain Chapel
  11. The Perfect Cannon Ball
  12. Hiking
  13. Taking the staff to a Greenville Drive baseball game
  14. Zip lining
  15. Rafting down the Chattooga

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  16. Seeing counselors pour into their campers
  17. The new rotation of summer camp pastors
  18. Learning what abiding in Christ means
  19. Tubing on Lake Jocassee
  20. Echoing songs of praise off the mountains
  21. Paddle boarding
  22. Home-in-the-woods

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  23. Sliding down the Wet Willie
  24. Churros
  25. Seeing campers gain confidence
  26. Rocking out with the worship band
  27. Climbing to the top of the alpine tower
  28. Learning what it means to trust
  29. Banana slugs
  30. GaGa
  31. Giant Swinging
  32. Creek hiking
  33. Evening devotions
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  34. Exploring God’s creation
  35. The day I went to sea….
  36. Team building
  37. S’mores
  38. Staying up late with Eclipse campers
  39. Making new best friends
  40. Camp fires
  41. Learning new things
  42. Tree climbing
  43. Cabin cheers

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  44. Mud rocks
  45. Learning how to be a Christian servant
  46. Ships and Sailors
  47. Climbing trees
  48. Worship at the Lakeside Chapel
  49. Dance party
  50. and finally…being about to introduce Summer 2017’s theme
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Going on a TREK

What is the definition of trek?

  • a long arduous journey, especially one made on foot
  • go on a long arduous journey, typically on foot

Why did the Israelites follow a cloud through the wilderness? What the heck does washing someone’s feet have to do with being a Christian servant?  What does being a follower of Christ even mean?  These are the questions we are excited to explore this summer as we TREK with Christ using the mnemonic FAST.

F – Follow  We’re going to discuss examples of the Israelites faithfully following God, and the disciples sometimes struggling to follow Jesus.  Is it easy to follow?

A – Abide  “I am the vine, and you are the branches. If you stay joined to me, and I stay joined to you, then you will produce lots of fruit. But you cannot do anything without me.”  What does abide even mean and what does it tell us about the relationships we have?

S – Serve Jesus gave us some pretty poignant examples about what it means to be a servant.  How can we live this out in our lives?

T – Trust “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Have you ever had doubts?  Had your trust broken? Felt alone?  We’re going to discuss how the disciples might have felt this way, but also the ways that God overcomes all doubts to allow us to live fully.

It’s going to be a great summer.  Don’t miss it.

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