This year’s Servant camp, held August 8-13, was the hottest and wettest ever, according to longtime camp director Carmen Lee. Campers endured four major rainstorms that dumped seven inches of rain on them, along with two days in the 90s and one where the thermometer hit triple digits. (Photo credits: Pat Flynn, Tom Kruse, Madeline Kil, Charlie Reinhardt, Amy Root.)
The fifth-grade boys enjoy a dodgeball game.
Olivia, Annemarie and Becca Joy show off their butterflies.
Nadine Reinhardt readies a screen used for printing camp T-shirts.
Miles and Eddie cool off in trash cans filled with water.
Mike Wacker (Servant Branch) and Aaron Drog (Rockford).
Thomas and Ben use wood burning tools to create patterns in blocks of wood.
Rob Brickweg (center) leads a discussion with the eighth-grade boys.
The Servant Camp climbing tower.
The sixth-grade girls and their counselors prepare for a 40-mile bike ride.
Cooking with the seventh-grade boys: (from left:) Eddie, William, Ethan, Miles and Dietrich.
Boys tackle an obstacle course blindfolded in a team-building exercise.
Without air-conditioning in the 90-degree heat, junior counselors Emily and Alyssa take matters into their own hands.
Nate is ready for another game of dodgeball.
The seventh-grade boys performing a skit.
Becca Joy shows off her tent.
One of the many lightning storms at camp this year.
Third-grade boys Peter and Peter reading.
Camp director Carmen Lee speaks to a group of boys.
The high ropes course.