The pandemic has delivered us a summer like no other. Instead of the usual staff of 80, after canceling in person summer camp, Luther Hill decided to keep on a staff of 20 to do some internal projects. You can help support these projects right now here: https://2020Lutherhill.givesmart.com

One group is painting a mural near the ropes course.

The staff of 20 began by quarantining for 14 days to make sure everyone was COVID-free. Then they formed several cohorts, or bubbles. Within these bubbles they do not need to social distance. Outside of those bubbles they always wear masks and stay 6 feet apart.

There is a maintenance bubble, and office bubble, and a summer staff bubble. They have daily temperature and symptom checks. Because of their diligence, they have not had one case of coronavirus. They have, however, had an outbreak of poison ivy, with a 41% infection rate! They have daily temperature and symptom checks. Because of their diligence, they have not had one case of coronavirus. They have, however, had an outbreak of poison ivy, with a 41% infection rate! :-O

Although they don’t have their traditional summer camp, the camp has remained open to small outside groups. Pastor Jared Stillions was there with a group from St. Peters in Hallettsville. Last week they had a group from McDade ISD, in retreat to figure out what they were going to do with school in the fall.

Kylie from Celebration Lutheran Church and Cypress and Coonor from our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and College Station are making 250 T-shirts. The whole staff had a tie-dye party to work on the shirts. All 250 will be given to the Krause Children’s Center (Upbring) so each girl knows that she is Wonderfully Made and loved.

Lola walked around with us and was in rare form, enjoying the opportunity at ever turn:

Kylie (Celebration, Cypress) and Grace (Kinsmen, Houston):

Guy is working on a landing pad for the climbing wall:

Check out there new welcome board with magnetic letters. Great job on your Eagle Scout project Zack Walker (Lord of Life, The Woodlands). Don is preparing meals for 20, and taking requests:So, life continues at Lutherhill, with the new normal. Next week is the summer staff’s last week. Sunday, Russel’s dad is making barbecue. Projects will be complete. Come check it out sometime.