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Wow, today has been a FULL day! Our campers arrived this morning around 9:30am and it was SO fun to jump and go crazy and welcome them to camp! We ended up with a smaller number of campers than we anticipated but that hasn’t stopped us from making sure their experience the best 3 of their 365! 
We started with time for our counselors to get to know their campers with station games that included the human knot, water balloon tosses, elephant ball and a few other games we’ve learned. It made for a great opportunity to break the ice as we’ve seen noticeable unity between counselors and campers. They are SO excited to be here and it’s a joy to watch them experience camp. 
After lunch, that included cheers in Spanish and cabin cheers, they went to their first bible study. Campers are learning a new theme each day – today was focused on the story of Jonah and also how Jesus cleanses us. It always blows me away to see how attentive these campers are – they listen in bible study for an hour and a half! That’s unheard of for this age group back home. It’s clear they are eager to learn and be engaged. 
This afternoon we played a series of station games with water and it got CRAZY but the campers loved it. By the end of all the games everyone was soaked and dirty but it was another great opportunity to break down walls within cabins as they laughed and bonded with their counselor. 
Tonight, Hellen spoke about obedience and how Gods word is true and precious. It is a joy to watch her teach and it’s evident it is an overflow from her heart and her desire for God to be glorified. 
We are grateful to be here and be apart of what the Lord is doing in Costa Rica!