Some of the rest of the group during "color and converse" time - while we color, we practice leading and singing the 5-day-club songs. Did you know that it takes training and practice to lead a song with a visual? You'd be surprised at how hard it can be the first time! This is my cousin Jonathan from South Dakota leading a song.
They keep us pretty busy - we study for like 6 hours or so a day, plus devotions, chapel, a couple classes, a practice 5-day-club (well, actually a real one, only WE'RE the kids), and we get an hour of "recreation" every evening - some evenings we all go down to an outdoor basketball court, and sometimes we go to an indoor rec. room (the whole training is held on a campground) - this is me playing "Carpet Ball" with Hosanna. (Mom here - no, Naomi does not have black eyes! I tried to edit out the red and it did an awful job and I didn't notice that before Naomi posted this!)
Isaac leading a song, with Mr. Berntson, our director, in the backround. (These pictures are awful I know, but they were really, really bad before mom lightened them.)
The main focus of the first week is for everyone to learn the Bible lessons. This year we're doing the Wordless Book Visualized, so that includes the stories of Heaven, Adam's fall, Jesus' death and resurrection, the men on the road to Emmaus, and Timothy. In order to pass each lesson, we study the Bible, the lesson book, practice it outloud at least twice - it must be a good length and include all of the Gospel truths - and then get critiqued on it. This is Hosanna telling a story.