Camper registrations are now open for 2018!
M&M Camp (Missions and Me), the state Baptist camp for children in Year 3-7 at Mylor Baptist Campsite from 14th-16th July, is a unique opportunity for campers to make new friends, grow in their faith, experience Christian community beyond their own church, have a taste of the culture of Malawi and hear God’s heart for people of the world. Further details are available via the Baptist Churches of SA website or by contacting the camp team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There was a real buzz from start to finish at M&M Camp 2017 at Mylor on the June long weekend as we shared faith, made new friends and focussed our attention on Thailand. From the snake at our welcome event to the elephant game at the Amazing Race, campers from across the state in yrs 3-7 enjoyed a jam-packed weekend of activity, faith-building and fun. A dedicated team of senior and junior leaders prepared a program that attempted to give the campers a sense of what they might experience in Thailand. Our welcome event gave campers insight into aspects of the Thai culture as well as challenges at each station giving opportunities to gain points for their team at the same time – like drawing a monkey or trying to make the king smile. Nine teams of campers shared their own original presentations of their camp experience with the rest of us – what a vast array of talent and creativity we witnessed with a lot of laughs as well as food for thought.
Blessed for the fourth year in a row with sunny days and no rain, we were able to enjoy the adventure of taking 125+ campers and leaders for a night hike – seeing a long line of torches snake beside the creek bed in the dark of night was beautiful.
We were very blessed to have some special guests with us. Andrew McDonough (Lost Sheep creator) came to share God’s word with us in true Andrew McDonough style. He also led one of the craft electives, helping campers create a dazzling artwork as a jungle background for our group photos. Dema and Carolyn and their children, Grace and Daniel, who serve in Thailand with Global Interaction, spent an evening with us and it was our privilege to hear from them and pray for them following with an amazing Thai meal. It was a remarkable moment as we also prayed for 3 children at camp who will be going on mission overseas with their families sometime soon – an M&M Camp goal definitely being lived out!