This past week 24 children from the New England area attended a youth based bible camp at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church.
By RACHEL BOCK | Herald Reporter
This past week 24 children from the New England area attended a youth based bible camp at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church. The week long day camp was made available through Badlands Ministries based out of Medora. The day camp started on Sunday and went until Thursday of this past week. The five day bible camp was for any school age child of any Christian faith denomination to learn more about Jesus. During the camp the children participated in craft projects, games, and twice a day the children shared in musical worship where they learned and sang faith based songs.
First year counselor Taylor Beck started with Badlands Ministry when a friend of hers suggested that she should attend camp herself. She was a camper for three years before she applied to be a counselor. Beck was one of four counselors that were involved in the day camp at New England. So far this summer before coming to New England, Beck and the other counselors have traveled to Baker, and Glendive Montana hosting week long day camps in those areas. During the summer, groups of counselors from Badlands Ministries will continue to travel around North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana hosting day camps, along with other camps that are held in Medora. The day camps will end for the summer around the middle of August.
Beck who will be a senior in high school in Dickinson, loves working with the children at the camps and enjoys teaching and watching the kids learn about Christianity. After high school, Beck is planning to go to college to be a teacher in Elementary Education.
“What I enjoy the most is the energy of the kids. The energy just brings up our spirits. I just love how little they know, and then their like that is so cool when they know more,” Beck said.