The Big Picture (Wrapping Up Base Camp 2012)

Slipping and Sliding Fun

Slipping and Sliding Fun

This has been an incredible week at Base Camp! We are so thankful for all who participated and were happy to see so many faces tonight for our wrap up and family night. We hope that you had as much fun as we did.

One of the best parts of the evening was learning the fate of our islanders. Amelia, Ty, and the island directors were pretty bummed at the loss of Moshia, and Amelia felt incredibly guilty at starting everything by playing the magic oboe. Her friends, though, were very forgiving because we all have made mistakes. How amazing was it then when Moshia returned!!! Were you surprised? Our island friends were so happy but felt sadness when they learned that Moshia had to go away for a time. The good news, though, was that he will return and things will be better than ever. In the meantime, he warned them to watch out for the scheming brothers and to listen to the Holy Spirit.

Welcome BACK!

The islanders welcome Moshia back!

Evil Plots

The brothers plot their evil plans.

After this skit, Pastor Craig reminded us how the story mirrors God’s big, true picture with us starting in Genesis with God’s creation, to how sin entered the world, the consequences of sin, and God’s plan to restore fellowship through the sacrifice of Jesus. While we are still in a world surrounded by sin, we can have peace with God, and ultimately, everything will be made right. It is a lot to cover in part of an evening as well as as in a week, so if you have questions, please ask. We’d love to talk to you.

Sharing the Big Picture

Pastor Craig shares the big picture for us from God’s Word.

Lastly, we concluded our program with Flipper and Mulligan still dealing with the volcano. Once again, she asked them to do just one more thing in order to help them get off the island. Even after an excellent performance at synchronized swimming, Volcano was reluctant to help them leave. It was only after Flipper and Mulligan discovered the truth that they finally got help. Do you remember what they discovered? The volcano was not REAL! They opened it up and found a man inside, and he finally helped them get back to Base Camp. All they had to do was click their heels and say 3 times, “There’s no place like Base Camp.” They did return but were found sleeping on the stage. Both were confused and thought it was the first day. While that part was wrong, they really did have what they said right – “There IS NO PLACE like Base Camp!”

The Discovery

Flipper and Mulligan discover that the volcano is FAKE!

No Place Like Base Camp

To go home, Flipper and Mulligan click their heels and repeat 3 times “There’s no place like Base Camp!”

We hope you enjoyed time eating, relaxing, and playing for the rest of our time together. If you are looking for a Bible-teaching church home, we would love to invite you to our Sunday and Wednesday services. You can check things out at

A few more fun photos….

Fun Times

Camper having slip-n-slide fun!

Mulligan and one of his crew

Mulligan takes one of his “crew” down the slip-n-slide. Looks like they had fun!


Pile-up on the slip-n-slide!

Slip-n-Slide Smile

Slip-n-Slide Smile


  1. Susan P. says:

    Thank you all for such a great week for the kids! Colin: “Can next year’s Base Camp start….tomorrow?!?” 🙂

  2. So glad he enjoyed it! I’ll make sure people hear his comment. If we still had the time machine from last year’s adventure, we might be able to skip ahead to next summer. Unfortunately, I think it was dismantled, and the head honchos need at least a “few days” to plan next year’s destination.