Camp Paxson Offers 'UNBELIEVABLE' Week

August 27, 2015 | Phil Hudema

Montana’s summer camp this year was a huge success. The campers and staff had an amazing week, themed "UNBELIEVABLE," in June. Jim Jenkins, Bozeman Church pastor, was the camp pastor this year and went through the unbelievable life of Christ, from His birth to His ascension to heaven. All 68 campers were given the opportunity to accept Jesus and dedicate their life to Him. As Friday evening came to a close, there was a symbolic communion service and a prayer of dedication to everyone present. It was a great way to present Jesus to young people in a perfect setting that Camp Paxson has to offer.

The weather could not have been more perfect, and by the end of the week the days were in the mid-90s. The clear waters of Seeley Lake were inviting, and water play was on the top of everyone’s list. The campers were kept busy with activities such as archery, disc golf, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, wakeboarding and, everyone’s favorite, playing with water toys. With a generous donation, the camp was able to purchase a 1999 Malibu Sunsetter LXI power boat, and it was kept busy for hours each day.

This year, on Friday, 14 teams competed in the traditional “Olympics,” during which teams of five ran, swam, shot and kayaked their way through a grueling course. This was topped off by an even more impressive feat of endurance as 14 campers ran the “Ironman” race, with every stage completed by themselves. In the end, Kyle Susans had the best time for the men. Kylie Susans and Gabrielle Browning tied for the ladies' time.

Camp Paxson has impacted so many lives over the past decades and has a special part in the lives of many campers who return to become counselors. It was an unbelievable time thanks to all the counselors, cooks, directors, teachers and staff making camp memorable. Many people are looking forward to next year already and hope you will be a part of the unbelievable experience Camp Paxson has to offer.