We are here at the Midwest Preteen Camp with 62 campers and 63 staff. On Saturday the camp received much-needed rain. It lingered into Sunday, but cleared out as we began prepping activities and as campers were arriving. For Sunday evening, we had a wonderful smoked brisket meal to start things off. Camper orientation was next, followed by learning the camp song and ending the evening with ice cream sandwiches. Campers were able to get to bed at a decent hour to get ready for a full day of activities today.

Today has been warm—in the mid-90s—but the humidity is around 45 percent, which makes it much more bearable. The attitudes of campers and staff have been truly wonderful! We are in a new facility this year, which always brings about its own challenges, but all are adapting well as we find ways to better the experience.

We have new activities this year, which have been well received. Human foosball and the extreme slip and slide have been great hits so far—and no doubt the others will be too. The theme has gone over great and has been well received and incorporated within the dorms, the activities and the Christian Living classes.

Thank you for the many prayers for our success this year at the Midwest Preteen Camp. Your continued prayers are greatly appreciated!

We continue to pray for the success of Camp Athens and Camp Arrowhead.

Nathan Willoughby