RMCNews with Brent Learned – Loveland, Colorado … Campion Academy was full of laughter, fellowship, and the sounds of 130 children, 6-9 years old, as Adventurer clubs from around Rocky Mountain Conference gathered May 1 for the annual Adventurer Fun Day.

A program for kids ages 6-9, Adventurers get together weekly or biweekly to develop friendships, learn about Jesus, and build skills similar to those learned in Pathfinders but age-appropriate for younger kids.

Everyone was excited to gather again and expressed their happiness. “This was the first Fun Day event after COVID, and it was awesome seeing the smiling faces of the Adventurers again,” said Serena Laubscher, RMC Adventurer coordinator.

Fun Day started with Adventurers lining up by club outside the gymnasium for a parade. They marched club by club, proudly displaying their own unique banner for all to see into the gym. Following the parade, clubs stood together and sang the Adventurer song, followed by a nature-themed worship given by Adventurer coordinator David Graham.

Then it was time to celebrate by presenting trophies and awards to the clubs who had worked diligently to earn at least 1,000 points for their participation in various ministry and outreach events throughout the year and who had demonstrated exceptional club attendance.

After celebrating their achievements, it was time for the kids to enjoy lunch by visiting the food booths set up by four clubs, selling delicious foods ranging from tamales to cotton candy. The booths were a great opportunity for clubs to raise money to support their future activities and ministry.

Following lunch, Adventurers rotated through activity stations where they could make art and craft projects at several indoor stations or run relay races, kick a soccer ball, and play other active games.

As the Adventurers departed Campion Academy, the kids talked with old friends and new acquaintances about how much fun they had learning, eating, and playing together at Fun Day.

Reflecting on the event, Brent Learned, RMC assistant youth director, said, “Serena Laubscher and David Graham, along with several other Adventurer and Pathfinder leaders, did such a great job organizing and running a wonderful Fun Day event so kids could have fun growing in Christ together.”

— RMCNews with Brent Learned; photos supplied