After being forced online in 2020 due to the pandemic, Compass Camp was back with a bang in 2021! Aimed at 11 to 17-year-olds, Camp is held each August at Coniston in the heart of the Lake District. The week-long get-together includes Bible teaching, small-group discussions, prayers, outdoor activities, and indoor crafts and games.
The general theme for the week was the Tokyo Olympics. Activities included an Olympic torch craft, an evening to ‘create your own Olympic sport’, and a Japanese ‘word of the day’. Two leaders this year happened to have spent much time in Japan, so their knowledge was fantastic!
Adventurous activities included kayaking, raft building, mountain scrambling, and ghyll scrambling (always popular!).
This year’s teaching theme was ‘Jesus in ALL the Bible’, planned by Ole Kristian Hunt (Grace Baptist Church, Ulverston). We looked at how Jesus was both prophesied and present in the Old Testament.
We’re grateful to our excellent speakers and to our tent leaders for the planning and delivery of the many meetings that took place throughout the week.
We’re also grateful to God that Camp was able to take place in person this year, and that all campers were spared from catching Covid throughout the week.
This annual opportunity to glorify God and share his gospel with a wonderful bunch of young people is a real privilege. We pray that all the campers may have grown closer to God as a result of coming along.