All of our camps are unique, but to get a feel for what camp is like, here are some of the skills that the young men have learned at previous camps.
The young men and mentors were taught how to do bike repairs and tune ups. Then they applied the knowledge they gained to fix up the bikes of the kids who lived at 5Rock Ranch.
We were able to learn how to build a fire pit using river rock and cement. We also learned how to lay bricks for a stoop out in front of a cabin. Both of these activities were also a blessing to 5Rock Ranch as they are able to use them on a regular basis!
WOOD WORKING & BLACKSMITHING
The young men and mentors were taught how to work with wood and created their own masterpieces. They also got to learn from an expert blacksmith and were able to create incredible metal pieces.
Our young men learned all about gun safety. They learned all about safety gear, what is required for shooting, how to prepare a gun, how to handle and shoot a gun, and how to clean up at the end.
Oil changes, changing a spare tire, changing wiper blades, and how to wash a car were the highlights of this camp. The young men learned all about how to care for a car and the benefits of doing maintenance on a car.
This Advance Camp was so special. The young men learned from an expert all about lawn care and general yard maintenance. The next Advance Camp they were able to use those skills when we took them to a local single mom's home. She really needed some help with her yard, and the young men were able to apply their new skills and get her yard spick and span! It was very impactful on the young men and they learned just one way God can use them in others' lives.