Students and adults from LRBA churches are taking part in Camp Cadiz, where over 60 young people and adult leaders will build wheelchair ramps, paint, perform yard work, light construction and Vacation Bible Schools.
According to a press release from Jason Strickland, thanks belongs in part to County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries and the Recreation Complex Board for providing the Trigg County Convention Center as a location for Camp Cadiz events. LRBA churches will host the group for lunch and dinner each day, and the group will meet at a local church for worship each night. Bill Houpt, pastor of Little River Baptist Church in Hopkinsville, is the guest speaker for the week.
For more information, contact Strickland at 350-1431.
I’m excited to see a project like Camp Cadiz and hope the young people of Trigg County will take part. I also view it as an example of how some things change and some things stay relatively the same.
Thinking back to my youth (which seems further and further away lately), I remember this time of year as that point at which a certain realization occurs. As a kid, I enjoyed summer break as much as anyone, and I never really looked forward to returning to school. It was in late June that I realized it was time to start enjoying what little vacation I had left, because in just over a month, I’d be back in class.
Think about it. For many kids, the first part of the break is spent playing Little League baseball or softball. Many kids around here have historically spent a week at 4-H Camp or gone to other weeklong events elsewhere. And this says nothing of the kids who had to work or whose families were big on taking multiple trips out of town during the summer.
Toss a week of Vacation Bible School in there and it’s easy to see why a kid might wonder where the time went. It’s also easy to chuckle as you realize how much you’d like to go back to that time yourself. I mean, how many of us really WANT to work full-time jobs?
Still, as much as the specifics of my summers have changed over the years, the landscape around here remains unchanged for the most part. Churches in Trigg County continue to offer a week of VBS. Citizens continue to organize with the goal of helping others.
Kids will have several options from which to choose how to spend all that free time on their hands, and that’s because of the work of their elders.
Even as these things continue to the point that they are taken for granted, the ones responsible for their existence still deserve our gratitude.
Justin McGill is executive editor of The Cadiz Record and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.