Adventurer Family Campout

November 01, 2005 | David Yeagley

Travelers from Athens, a reluctant disciple, and a jail-breaking cat kept children spellbound at the 10th annual Adventurer Family Campout. This year’s campout, held at Sunset Lake Sept. 23–25, was attended by 138 Adventurers and their parents from across the conference and as far away as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The weekend, themed “My Bible Friends,” featured the storytelling and costuming talents of Lucy Neuharth. Neuharth is a professional seamstress and has designed Bible costumes for the 3ABN program, “Kid’s Time.” Her stories, told in costume, were a favorite of both children and parents. Also assisting her with a series of dramatic monologues on the disciples was David Yeagley, Washington Conference youth director.

Because Adventurer clubs are based on parent involvement, a wide variety of activities were scheduled to give clubs and families opportunities for fun and fellowship. Hayrides, bonfires, games, a treasure hunt, crafts, and canoeing were just some of the options to choose from. For parents, it was a great weekend to create memories with their children. “It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to spend so much one-on-one time with my child,” one parent enthusiastically remarked.

Elizabeth Lake, Washington Conference Adventurer coordinator, is enthusiastic about the growth of the organization within Washington. “Because of the recent training events held in the area by the North American Division and the conference, interest in Adventurers is at an all-time high,” she said. “This year alone, we have welcomed five new clubs to the Adventurer family.”

For more information on Adventurer clubs in the Washington Conference, or if you are interested in starting a club in your church, contact David Yeagley at (253) 681-6008.