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Starting Off the School Year with a Bang – CAMPSPLOSION

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Written by Mayra Palomino

On Wednesday, September 2nd , BGU students and many staff  members sauntered away from their offices and classrooms, to take a part in something a little bit different from what was recorded in their ordinary schedules. That evening, about 20 vehicles were loaded up with gear and students, heading out to Carver Park for an unforgettable three-day camping trip.

Community Isn’t Built in a Classroom 

For three days, students, faculty, and staff were absent from the world of electricity, showers, and their comfortable beds. Through sports, games, swimming , and worship around the campfire, students and staff started their school year with new memories, new friendships, and a common bond.

“I thought Campsplosion was a great opportunity to get close to my life group. We were able to get a better idea of the different personalities present and there was a lot of team building activities, which were really fun.”

—Aneesa A., Freshman Student

Another significantly appreciated event, were the late night worship sessions around the campfire.

“It was a time of fellowship. We were able to come together as students, staff and faculty as the body of Christ and enjoy each other’s presence.”

—Nick D., Freshman Student

Students were able to enjoy the warmth of the campfire and the magnificence of nature, the fellowship with one another, while they worshipped the Lord in harmony, right into the early hours of the morning.

“One of my favorite moments at Campsplosion is watching God unite people from all over the country with a common purpose, and that is to worship God through the fellowship of believers. It’s amazing to watch the students serve one another, laugh with each other, and praise God together. As a staff member I am honored to see life-long godly friendships unfold before my eyes.  Oh and who doesn’t enjoy some good old fashion camping, s’mores, and capture the flag at night with glow sticks!”

—Kenneth Freire, Associate Director of the LEAD Internship.

Overall, Campsplosion was a remarkable success; from the bonding, to the worship, to the fun games and activities, all that presented participants with memories that will last a lifetime.

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