Posted by: Craig | 19 July, 2010

English Camp 2010

So I have just returned from my second English Camp (A very popular camp in teh Czech republic, over a hundred happen in the summer, though mainly for under 20’s), this is an evangelistic camp where we teach English to Czech University Students. This year we had about 6/7 non-Christians at the camp, and there was 30 of us in total including the Teaching team, in which we had an Australian living in slovenia, two dutch girls and both americans and English so an international teachig team. The basic way the camp is layed out is English teaching in the mornings, Seminars, workshops and sports after lunch, then an evening program after dinner with an evangelistic talk followed by discussion, finishing with more games or going to the pub.
This year was very different from last year for me as I was a lot busier, I had evangelistic talks and a seminar on science to do, yet the part I find hardest still is the teaching English though it was fun. I think that the best aspect of this year was all the good conversations everyone had, I was especially impressed by the Czech team and the willingness to really get to know everyone even those that were maybe harder to talk to, and how they didn’t just talk about the trivial but the stuff of significance like truths of the Gospel. These conversations were key to the week and as important if not more important than the Gospel talks as they gave the talks the context of relationship with people.
This year was definitely not as active as last year, probably due to the excerssive heat, hitting 35 degrees. Some activity was still done, most notably Capture the flag was done in the twilight hours of two evenings, which was a game that almost the whole camp got involved in and was of epic proportions. Everyone was enjoying the workshops and seminars in stead of sport, all the seminars (God and suffering, Science and Chrsitianity, WHy trust the Bible?, and Love, Sex and relationships) had plenty of people attend and the workshops looked good though I personally did not go to any.
Obviously the highlight of the camp was that one of the campers came to see Jesus as their Lord and saviour, praise God, I do not think there is a better event we can celebrate this side of Heaven than God revealing himself to someone and them deciding to follow Him.

So I have just returned from my second English Camp (A very popular camp in teh Czech republic, over a hundred happen in the summer, though mainly for under 20’s), this is an evangelistic camp where we teach English to Czech University Students. This year we had about 6/7 non-Christians at the camp, and there was 30 of us in total including the Teaching team, in which we had an Australian living in slovenia, two dutch girls and both americans and English so an international teachig team. The basic way the camp is layed out is English teaching in the mornings, Seminars, workshops and sports after lunch, then an evening program after dinner with an evangelistic talk followed by discussion, finishing with more games or going to the pub.This year was very different from last year for me as I was a lot busier, I had evangelistic talks and a seminar on science to do, yet the part I find hardest still is the teaching English though it was fun. I think that the best aspect of this year was all the good conversations everyone had, I was especially impressed by the Czech team and the willingness to really get to know everyone even those that were maybe harder to talk to, and how they didn’t just talk about the trivial but the stuff of significance like truths of the Gospel. These conversations were key to the week and as important if not more important than the Gospel talks as they gave the talks the context of relationship with people.This year was definitely not as active as last year, probably due to the excerssive heat, hitting 35 degrees. Some activity was still done, most notably Capture the flag was done in the twilight hours of two evenings, which was a game that almost the whole camp got involved in and was of epic proportions. Everyone was enjoying the workshops and seminars in stead of sport, all the seminars (God and suffering, Science and Chrsitianity, WHy trust the Bible?, and Love, Sex and relationships) had plenty of people attend and the workshops looked good though I personally did not go to any.Obviously the highlight of the camp was that one of the campers came to see Jesus as their Lord and saviour, praise God, I do not think there is a better event we can celebrate this side of Heaven than God revealing himself to someone and them deciding to follow Him.

Just for fun here is the video we made to advertise Capture the Flag :

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  1. I love the video!!!:)


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