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Extra Camp Fun!

because adventure is our tradition

a sample of
MOUNTAIN GROUP CHEERS 
Mountain Group Cheers: SUSWA
S-U-S-W-A
with Nia
Mountain Group Cheers: SUSWA
We will Rock You
with Nia
Mountain Group Cheers: SATIMA
Deep in the Heart
with Emily
Mountain Group Cheers: SATIMA
Satima's Dynamite
with Adala & Khasai
Mountain Group Cheers: MERU
Osh Kosh
with Hayley
Mountain Group Cheers: MERU
Everywhere We Go
with Adala & Khasai
GIRLS CAMP
Mountain Group Cheers: LENGAI
Mape Mape
with Kanguru
BOYS CAMP
Camp Songs
Little Red Wagon
with Kanguru & family
Camp Songs
Tarzan!
with Barbara & Selah
Camp Songs
Rise and Shine!
with Caroline
a sample of
ASSEMBLY SONGS
Camp Songs
H-A-P-P-Y
with Barbara & Selah
Camp Songs
Oh Milkshake
with Bronwyn & friends
Camp Songs
Herman the Worm
with Barbara & Selah
Camp Songs
Lean on Me
with Alida
Camp Songs
There was a Hole
with Bronwyn & friends
Camp Songs
I Just Wanna a be a Sheep
with Barbara & Selah
Camp Songs
H-A-P-P-Y
with Barbara & Selah
Camp Songs
Bazooka Bubblegum
with Barbara & Selah
Camp Songs
There was a Hole
with Bronwyn & friends
Camp Songs
I Just Wanna a be a Sheep
with Barbara & Selah
Camp Songs
H-A-P-P-Y
with Barbara & Selah

1.

Mountain Groups

Campers move through Mountain Groups as they grow up at camp. Each Mountain Group has its own cheers, colors, and activities together. They are each named for a peak in East Africa, smallest to largest! These are the Mountain Groups by their approximate age:

Suswa - girls 7-9 years old

Satima - girls 10-11 years old

Meru - girls 12-13 years old

Lenana - girls 14-16 years old

Kenya - girls 15-18 years old

(participate in special adventure program)

Longonot - boys 7-9 years old

Lengai - boys 10-11 years old

Elgon - boys 12-13 years old

Kibo - boys 14-16 years old

Kili - boys 15-18 years old

(participate in special adventure program)

2.

Chumvi & Nuru Teams

These are the two big teams at camp that compete throughout the week. And it is FIERCE! Every camper becomes a part of one team on their first day at camp, and once a Chumvi (red team) or Nuru (blue team), always a Chumvi or Nuru - someday your children will be the same! The names come from Matthew 5:13-16 in Kiswahili, where Jesus describes his followers as the chumvi (salt) and nuru (light) of the world. 

3.

Gold Rocks

Every morning campers search for gold rocks (as well as sapphire, ruby, & emerald) around camp grounds - the cabin with the most at the end of the week, wins a coveted bead for their necklace. 

4.

Cheetah Clue

The Cheetah is a camp emblem, hidden daily. The cabin that solves the clue and finds the Cheetah gets a prize!

5

MAC & SWAG

MAC (Men After Christ) and SWAG (Strong Women After God) are camp programs that let the campers spend special time together as guys or girls. These are times to enjoy friendship and fun, celebrate who they are as people created in God's image, and learn how to support and honor one another - while at camp and beyond. There's a little competition involved (it's camp after all!) with cheers and games, but we always focus on respect and celebration!

6.

Camp Necklace

Campers and staff get to add camp beads to their necklace year after year. Everyone gets their Mountain Group bead each week, but there are also beads to earn - Gold Rock, Chumvi/Nuru, Mountain Shield, Honor Camper, Lion's Pride, and more. A growing necklace is a badge of history at Camp BlueSky!

There will be a special bead for all of you who are doing Online Camp, which we'll get to you later in the year (TBD)!

7.

Summit Fires

This is the grand finale of camp each Friday night - a huge bonfire, cheers, songs, Say So (campers share what they learned that week), games, torches, and a dance party in the tent! It's an amazing time of reflection and celebration.

8.

Lion's Pride

The Lion's Pride challenge can be attempted by our oldest campers,  to challenge their bodies, minds, and hearts. Though there are many elements, the key pieces include fire-building, Scripture memory, silence, and a run. Few make it into the Lion's Pride but even the attempt is a thing of honor!

Camp BlueSky Traditions

New to Camp BlueSky? Here's a little explanation of some of our traditions! Even though we can't do all these traditions in Online Camp, they'll be back next camp season, don't you worry!

 
Camp BlueSky is a program of BlueSky Kenya
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