COVID-19 has stopped a lot of things, but not the South Central Adventurers. Fun places and church gatherings have been among the activities that have been delayed due to COVID-safe measures and social distancing. However, through a lot of creativity and an enormous amount of virtual innovation, the South Central Club Ministries hosted the first ever Virtual Adventurer Fun Weekend from April 30 to May 2, 2021.
Traditionally, Adventurer Fun Weekend is a much adored camping experience for the littlest campers, ages 4-9, and is held at a campground where everyone from across the Conference can come together, complete awards, and have fun. This year many were able to recreate much of the fun virtually through Google Classrooms and Zoom. The Adventurer coordinators organized the entire weekend so that any child, anywhere, would be able to participate in the Adventurer Fun Weekend event, and there were English and Spanish tracks so everyone could be included.
The weekend began with setting up camp. Campers had the option of camping indoors or in their backyards, which added extra fun to the virtual event. The Adventurers pitched tents in their living rooms, engaged in lively family worships, and even made s’mores — all with the theme “Deeper” in mind. The theme Deeper used the story of Creation as a vehicle to explore God’s love, protection, and power.
The weekend was a big success, with more than 100 youth participating. Eight awards were taught, and many young lives were inspired to follow Christ and to love His Creation. All the Adventurer leaders and teachers are wholeheartedly thanked for their hard work and dedication, as are the Adventurers for being a wonderful crew of campers.
South Central | July 2021