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Camp Galilee to host events

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By PETER SAWYER

Galilee Bible Camp will be hosting a few events in March.
These events include the outdoor adventure, the chili and pie fundraiser and the scrapbooking retreat.
Outdoor adventure
On March 2, Galilee Bible Camp is hosting the outdoor adventure, which includes a 3-D archery competition and a trap shoot.
“We just want to introduce people to the outdoor activities in a Christian environment,” Bennett said. “God’s concerned about our physical, spiritual and emotional health. This is just a way to share that. Shooting activities (are some) of the safest activities (a person) can do. Because it’s so well instructed.”
The event is open for men, women and youth.
“Any youth need to be accompanied by an adult,” Bennett said. “That’s a liability thing.”
The outdoor adventure will begin at 8 a.m. with a breakfast, Bennett said.
The 3-D archery competition will begin at 9:30 a.m.
“People need to bring their own archery equipment even though we (have) a few bows for youth,” Bennett said.
Dave Bosch will offer instruction before the competition begins.
Shooters 15 years old or younger will compete against each other, and those 16 years or older will shoot against one another, Bennett said.
Competitors will shoot at animal targets. Some targets will be as small as raccoons, and others will be as large as mule deer, Bennett said.
“There’s a kill zone on these targets,” Bennett said.
Shots that land within the kill zone will receive 10 points. Shots that hit the target, but don’t strike within the kill zone, will receive three points. Misses won’t receive points. Two winners will be selected from the youth and adult competitions, Bennett said.
“There will be awards,” Bennett said.
Lunch will be served at noon, Bennett said. After lunch, there will be a viewing of a 30-minute outdoor video and an observance of a devotion.
At 2 p.m., the trap shoot will begin, Bennett said. The trap shoot involves shooting shotguns at flying clay targets, Bennett said. Contestants will fire at five targets at five stations. Those who participate will need to bring their own gun and ammunition, Bennett said.
“Everyone who shoots with a gun will receive a free gunlock,” Bennett said.
The trap shoot will also be separated into two competitions; one for youth and the other for adults. Two winners swill be selected from each, Bennett said.
Awards will be given at the end of the day.
Those interested in attending Outdoor Adventure event can register until March 2. Registration costs $20 for each adult and $10 per youth. Families won’t be charged more than $40 for attending. For information about registration, call 562-4910.
Chili and pie fundraiser
On March 8, Galilee Bible Camp will host a chili and pie supper to raise funds.
“Just a night of having a good time, listen to some good music,” Bennett said.
Camp Galilee staff and volunteers will prepare chili, pie, cakes and drinks for the meal, which will be served at 5 p.m. at the dining hall.
Live bluegrass music will be played from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the fellowship hall.
Those who attend are encouraged to donate $5.
“Some give $5, some give more,” Bennett said.
There will also be a silent auction featuring various items donated by business. Bidding will close at 8 p.m.
Scrapbooking retreat
A scrapbooking retreat for women will be held at Galilee Bible Camp on March 15 and March 16.
Camp Galilee hosts a scrapbooking retreat in the fall and the spring.
“The ladies bring their own stuff,” said Becky Fladie, coordinator for the retreat. “It’s a chance for them to get away and look at their own scrapbooks.”
Women sleep in the Hull Building and work on their scrapbooks in the Rigby Building. Food is also provided, Fladie said. The women will eat breakfast and lunch in the dining hall on March 15.
“We usually ask the ladies to bring a snack on Friday night,” Fladie said.
While some of the ladies go to bed at about 10 p.m. and wake up early the next morning to resume work on scrapbooks, others work late into the night and sleep in the next morning, Fladie said.
The retreat includes two Bible studies. One will be held March 15, and the other around lunchtime on March 16. Fladie usually leads the studies, she said.
The purpose of the retreat is to be a ministry to Christians and an outreach to people who don’t attend church, Fladie said.
The retreat is “a comfortable place for people who don’t come to church, but we try to encourage Christians who are there,” Fladie said.
The retreat begins at 7 p.m. on March 15, and ends at 4 p.m. on March 16, Fladie said.
Registration costs $25. There is room for 23 people to sleep in the Hull Building.
“It’s pretty much first come, first served,” Fladie said.
One person was already registered as of Monday.
“If someone wants to drive back and forth, if they’re able to, they can do that,” Fladie said.
While the retreat is aimed at adults, a few women have brought their older teenaged daughters, Fladie said.
“But we try to keep it to age 20 and older,” Fladie said.
For information about registration, call 562-4910.