Freshman Tahoe Camping Trip 2014

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Categories: Youth Ministry

Students Had Fun and Learned About Environmental Sustainability!

LOPC Freshman Youth went up to Lake Tahoe this past week to do environmental service work and participate in fun team-building experiences.  The trip started on Wednesday by visiting the UC Davis Environmental Research Center Field Station in Tahoe City.  At this facility students learned about AmeriCorps, water conservation and how to cultivate native plant gardens.

They then went to the main UC Davis facility in Incline Village where they had a guided tour and watched an amazing 3D movie; all centered around the history of Tahoe and how we can all work together to keep the lake and its watershed clean.

That afternoon there was a self guided hike down to Skunk Harbor, a picturesque cove on the east side of the lake.  The next day we spent the morning kayaking around Kings Beach and then went to a ropes course in the evening!

The evening devotions were focused around John 13:1-17 where Jesus washes his disciples feet, and Luke 10:25-37; the parable of the Good Samaritan.  The students discussed how we all need to be servants of our fellow man, and also the beautiful creation that God has made.

We can not put ourselves above others, or simply walk by when our friends, or the environment is in trouble.

What a great trip!

Workday with Sam 2
Sam working hard in the native garden at the UC Davis Environmental Research Field Station
Tahoe workday tour
Kim Angle and LOPC youth learn about what they can do to improve Lake Tahoe water clarity
Fireside Talk in Tahoe
The fireside devotions weer a great way to recap the day and focus on God
Tahoe view
The beautiful view on the way to Skunk Harbor

 

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