First Waughtown resumes Bible Boot Camp

First Waughtown Baptist Church resumed its annual Bible Boot Camp July 23-25, following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Waughtown resumes Bible Boot Camp
August 04
14:08 2021

First Waughtown Baptist Church resumed its annual Bible Boot Camp July 23-25, following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Eighteen campers, ages 4-14, made the most of the abbreviated camp. They participated in Bible classes, crafts, a day trip to Chapel Hill and Durham, a three-team quiz bowl, and an awards ceremony. Following COVID-19 protocol, everyone wore masks and practiced social distancing and hand hygiene throughout the weekend.

Friday began with breakfast, followed by discussions of Joseph & David, the slave girl & Josiah, and Esther & Daniel, along with craft sessions where the young people engaged in drawing, decorating sweet treats, making soap, and decorating purses. 

Saturday’s excursion to the Triangle area featured a visit to Faithfull Farms in Chapel Hill, where Howard Allen, a former chef and community college instructor, shared his experiences as a farmer with the campers. He told them about the process of growing your own food and eating healthy before leading them on a harvest-your-own tour of his farm. After lunch, campers reboarded the bus to head to Durham to explore the Museum of Life & Science, an 84-acre attraction with indoor and outdoor exhibits.

Sunday’s closing capped the camp with an outdoor program for parents and families. Campers displayed their knowledge in a Bible Challenge with everyone receiving gift cards for their participation, as well as certificates acknowledging their years of attendance, and ending with a Build-a-Sundae activity to help combat the heat.

The following youth were recognized for their service: Corporal (5 years) – Syncere Blackwell, Jocelyn Hayes; Specialist (4 years) – Zedikkyah Mims, Jamari Ross-Divine, Kashyah Ross-Divine; Private First Class (3 years) – Krisalin Coleman-Simon; and Private Second Class (2 years) – Celiah Cager, Kamarion Edmonds, DeMarcus King, Jr.  Nine campers attended Bible Boot Camp for the first time in 2021 and each received a Bible in addition to the certificate: Private – Brian-Austin Cager, Aubrey McCrary, Kai Rhinehardt, Kennedie Rhinehardt, Khloe Rhinehardt, Arianna Shore, Isaiah Shore, Christiaan Simon, and Skylar Simon.

Operating under the leadership of Commander-in-Chief – The Father, Son & Holy Spirit – Camp Sergeant Major Dennis W. Bishop, senior pastor of FWBC, and Drill Sergeant Tamara Moore, program director, led a troop of camp staff and trip chaperones:  Beverly Bishop, Brian Cager, Jo Celia Cager, Patrice Drone, Nodia Frazier, Mercedez Goodine, Myrtle Hairston, Ed Hightower, Ashe Mock, Geneva Payne, and Marilyn Roseboro.

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