The mission at St. George's is to build the campers and counselors into a cohesive Christian body, as described in Corinthians I. Overnight camping is one of the key tools St. G's uses to strengthen this body. This week, Session IV cabins went on overnights all over the Shrine Mont property in preparation and training for the culminating three-day trips at the end of the session, which begin tomorrow. Campers are responsible for putting together their packs and hiking with everything they will need for their trip, including sleeping bags, tarps, water, and any food they plan to eat.
The boys get under their tarp and the girls under theirs and try - or don't try - to get to sleep. The next morning cabins five and nine will pack up and hike back to camp, the love that binds them together as the Body of Christ made stronger and more visible by this shared accomplishment.