Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Seen at summer camp


DAYSPRING DELIGHT — Bishop Robert Hayes Jr. and 600 Dayspring campers radiate joy in opening worship July 10. The bishop preached to the large group of teens, ranging from ninth-graders to newly graduated seniors, from 29 churches, at Camp WOW, located midway between Ada and McAlester. Ben Freeman and Shelly Paige of Edmond-New Covenant UMC led worship during Dayspring, July 10-14. Spencer Smith of First UMC, Kearney, Mo., preached in the other worship services. The teens also were treated to poetic messages from Amena Brown and Christian music from Matt "DJ Opdiggy" Owen. Another Dayspring session was held at Camp CrossPoint, beside Lake Texoma. Dayspring started in 1969 and grew out of the lay-witness movement; students share their stories with one another and explore how they can continue to share what God is doing in their lives when they return home. Oklahoma United Methodist camps for all ages take place throughout the year.

Wearing their official Camps shirts, Sonshine Campers bond at Camp Egan, in northeastern Oklahoma. Photo by Marea Breedlove

At Cross Point Camp in southern Oklahoma, a pink cat waves to children attending Camp Cavett while two more hot air balloons rise to the occasion.

Adult volunteers also learn the steps in a Sonshine Camp activity at Canyon Camp, in western Oklahoma. Photo by Donna Magruder
A camper finds a tiny treasure on the water crossing at Camp Egan.
Photo by Marea Breedlove
The pockets of cargo shorts can hold lots of mementos for boys at Canyon Camp.
Photo by Donna Magruder


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