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Written by Johnny Gilchrist
It’s always fun choosing a theme for the summer camps. You have to consider what themes have been done in the past, whether it will be exciting for both campers and team, and also whether is it possible to decorate 10-12 different areas of the house within the theme.
Each December, the current team get to vote on their favourite from a shortlist I provide – these include suggestions from past team as well as a few of my personal favourites. Having a team who mostly come from overseas, it seemed appropriate that we settled on “Around the World” for 2019.
I am now really excited about the summer having had time to let it sink in. The theme really lends itself to some great games where we can “travel” to different locations. I did think with so many Europeans on our current team we should probably do a Brexit game too!
It’s been great fun thinking up what the different rooms in the house should look like, ranging from an airport lounge to the inside of an Arabian bazaar. I’m really looking forward to buying in the decorations over the next few months!
- Pray for the preparations for summer – not just the decorating of the house but also Godly inspiration in terms of writing talks, creating games and other fun ideas.