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  • Writer's pictureVanessa Arana

ADVENTURER FUN DAY: An Epic Day of Adventure and Learning

The Adventurer Fun Day held this year at Nosoca Pines Ranch was a roaring success, with a record-breaking attendance of over 900 participants, including parents and siblings. The event, organized by the Carolina Conference Adventurer Council, brought together 535 Adventurers and staff for a day filled with excitement and learning.

The theme for this year was “God keeps His promises,” inspired by the biblical verse Genesis 9:13: “I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” This theme served as a reminder of the faithfulness of God’s promises, a message that resonated with both children and adults.

To bring the theme to life, children came dressed in colorful costumes, depicting various characters from the biblical story of Noah’s Ark. Each Adventurer Club was tasked with building their own “collection” of Noah’s Ark models using creative supplies, showcasing their imagination and teamwork. The models were displayed at the gym during the event.

The guest speaker, Jan Young, the owner of “Already Trained Australian Labradoodles,” shared her expertise on dog training and the importance of responsible pet ownership, captivating the audience with her knowledge and love for animals.

The Fun Day featured a variety of stations and rotations, ensuring there was something for everyone. Adventurers embarked on a thrilling treasure hunt, uncovering fascinating animal fossils. In the lab station, they were taught the value of cooperation through engaging activities and games, fostering teamwork and camaraderie.

Creativity flourished at the craft station, where children made colorful rainbow-themed crafts as a symbol of God’s covenant. An exciting obstacle course challenged adventurers to test their physical abilities and perseverance, while a blindfold activity encouraged trust and communication.

Other options included a bounce inflatable activity to release boundless energy, a horseback riding station, and face painting that allowed children to transform into their favorite animals. Sadly, organizers had to turn down participation from approximately five clubs due to reaching the maximum capacity allowed.

To accommodate the growing demand, plans have already been made to hold the event on two separate dates next year, ensuring that more Adventurers can join in the fun and educational experience. Adventurer Fun Day was a testament to the power of community, faith, and exploration.

As the day came to a close, children left with hearts full of joy, carrying the promise of God’s faithfulness in their hearts and minds.

—Vanessa Arana

photos by: Courtney Herod

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