KidsView  | The Adventist Review for kids and those who always will be kids at heart | June 2017

Summer of Strife

By Jean Boonstra

Welcome, tween campers!” said Miss Wendy from the front of the tent. “I hope you’re ready to have some fun, work hard, and learn more about God.”

“How many of you campers ever fight with your brothers and sisters?” asked Miss Tamara. 

More than half of the kids in the tent put their hands up.  

“Well, you’re just the right group of campers for this year’s drama—the story of Joseph!” said Miss Tamara.

“Now, before we begin, campers,” said Miss Wendy, “there’s 

something you need to know about Miss Tamara. She’s the nice drama coach.”

Miss Tamara smiled wide and said, “That’s right; I’m the nice one!” 

“So what does that make me?” asked Miss Wendy with a very serious look on her face.

The campers sat in silence. George Simon, the founder of the Discovery Mountain Camp, was the only person who dared to answer. With a grandfatherly twinkle in his eye he jokingly answered, “The not-so-nice one!” 

Miss Wendy and Miss Tamara responded in unison. “Mr. Simon!” they jokingly scolded and laughed. 

“Now that we have that figured out, let’s start rehearsing. Campers, please take a script and pass it along,” said Miss Wendy.   “I’m going to need 12 boys to play Joseph and his brothers, and Mr. Simon, you’re just the person to play Jacob!” 

“All right, Miss Wendy, whatever you say,” Mr. Simon said with a chuckle. 

Maybe it was the warm afternoon air, but for some reason one camper, Judah, just couldn’t concentrate on the drama rehearsal. As Miss Wendy and Miss Tamara read through the script and called for volunteers to audition, Judah yawned. He tore one page of the script out of the staple and started to fold it. Quietly he folded the paper back and forth until it was in the shape of an airplane. When Miss Wendy turned her back to look at the backdrop, Judah couldn’t resist—he threw the paper airplane! 


Did Miss Wendy catch Judah? Would you like to hear what happened next in the story? You can! This story is from Episode 2 in the Discovery Mountain “Summer of Strife” story series. Stop by to hear the rest of the story.