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Running Our Race

Cory Cole

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith."
- HEBREWS 12:1-2

Perseverance. A steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. An ability to strive for goals no matter the circumstance. A throwing off of anything that hinders or entangles us. This is what God wants for us in our spiritual journeys, to persevere with our eyes on Jesus. It's a lesson that we all need to learn in life, and that's exactly why it will be a driving force for the theme of camp at The Swamp this summer.

As tradition with every Olympic summer, each camp session will be "Olympics" inspired, from cabin (nation) flag decorating to the awesome Olympic style camp challenges!

Here are two cabins and their flags during the 2008 Swamp Olympics!

This amazing and fun tradition combined with the importance of perseverance and running our race has inspired the theme of camp, which is titled RACE.

Some of the lessons surrounding the theme include learning about contentment and trust about where our own personal race is at and what it takes to run your race and how to be successful. We will also be discussing the importance of uniqueness and respect for one another. This summer at The Swamp will definitely be one to remember. I can't wait to read daily the camper blogposts this summer to read what the campers will take away from the most!

For those of you that are on Instagram, be sure to follow The Swamp @campswamp to see pictures and keep up with The Swamp stories. Currently a Swamp Corps team is in their second week of camp in India, so be sure to check out the Instagram account to keep up with the campers over there!
The Swamp can't wait to have the campers out this summer! We are merely WEEKS away from camp! Get excited! Next week's blogpost, we have the privilege of introducing our crazy, fun, God-loving, care-package-loving, Swamp-loving, full-time staff for 2016!

Until next week,


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