Welcome to Illuminations 2023

As we celebrate the Christmas season, it is easy to get caught up in the details of gift buying, decorating, making delicious snacks, hosting family, or traveling.
Join us tonight as we remember what Christmas is really about; the birth of a Savior who cares so much about us that He would die so that we might live.
When you walk around our trail tonight, stop at each location to read the short reflection to yourself or your family.

Note: The Illuminations Trail is a dirt path about 1/2 mile long with a few hills. It will not take long to walk. If you are not able to walk the trail, please join us in Ridge Hall for a craft, warm fireplace, hot chocolate and snacks, carol singing, and a short program which will begin at 7:20 pm.
Watch for Camp Roger friends in fluorescent vests if you have questions!

Station 1 - Trailside Village Campfire

What is Christmas all about?

Christmas celebrates the birth of a child, Jesus, one who would change the world in a big way bringing deliverance through salvation.
Romans 3:23 (NIV) says that we need a Savior, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Our sin separates us from God and has turned our world into a dark and dreary place.

Station 2 - Tom's Fork Campfire

Who is the Savior?

Jesus is the child that was born that would save the world.
Isaiah 9:6 (NIV) says this: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
The Gospel of John talks about Jesus being the light that has come into the world.
John 1:4-5 (NIV) says this: “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

Station 3 - Yurt (make sure to go inside and look up!)

How did Jesus provide salvation to us?

By dying a painful and shameful death on the cross - a death usually reserved for those who had committed terrible crimes - Jesus provided salvation.
When He died, the final barrier between us and God was removed.
John 3:16 (NIV) says, "For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Station 4 - Hilltop Village Campfire

What should we do to remember during this Christmas season?

We can say a prayer of thanks to God for sending His Son to be the Savior of the world.
We can tell others about this Good News.
Acts 20:24 (NIV) says this: “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”
We can live gratefully this Christmas season and beyond as we think about the best Christmas gift we could ever receive, the gift of a Savior.

Thank You!

Once you have completed your stop at Hilltop Village, follow the luminaries down the hill to join us in Ridge Hall for hot chocolate, a warm fireplace, snacks, and a craft. Feel free to sit on the swings around the red fire pit near Central Area.
The bell will ring at 7:10 pm inviting you to gather with us for a short program and a few carols in Ridge Hall beginning at 7:20 pm.
Plus, we will be lighting our Christmas tree!
Thank you for your continued support of Camp Roger.

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