Feast of Tabernacles 2017 . . .
Wednesday Evening, October 4 - Thursday, October 12
We are Israel! Oh, yes, we are! . . .
. . . and being a part of Israel means being associated with one of the twelve Israelite tribes. At Season of Our Joy, we want to illustrate that point by dividing the camp into twelve 'tribes', then grouping those tribes into 'camps' in somewhat the same order as they would be if camping around the Tabernacle in the wilderness. All the members of an immediate family will be in the same tribe. By placing you in tribes and camps, we hope to promote fun, fellowship, and responsibility by having each camp participate in various activities and responsibilities during the festival.
As part of a Tribe and Camp you will have the opportunity to represent and carry the standard of you tribe during the initial progression into the sanctuary. You can also participate in "Tribal Games" - an afternoon of fun and games for the whole family as your tribe competes against other tribes in activities such as GaGa Ball, Kickball, 9 Square and Stump Tug-of-War. If you are not into athletic games, you can participate in various board games, or just sit on the sideline and cheer your tribe to victory!
But life can’t be all fun and games . . . so we're asking the members of each tribe to contribute part of their time in service for a greater cause . . . keeping the camp cleaned up and helping with meals. You might say that we're asking you to help us with the 'chores'. On a rotating basis, each tribe (or camp) will be responsible for general camp pick-up, group meal (pot-luck meal) preparation and clean-up, bathroom duties (pick up items for Lost & Found, reporting of any problems to Staff), Auditorium Setup, and Evening Special events. Many hands make light work!!
Each tribe is encouraged to display tribal honor by decorating their camp area in relationship to their tribal colors and symbols. Click HERE for a chart of recommended colors, stones, and symbols for each tribe.
If you have yet to be notified of your tribal assignment, contact Scott Hagler.
There are three daily 'chores' as well as four Evening Events that we are calling on the tribal 'Camps' to take care of. They are:
The table on the right shows the days when your Tribe and Camp will be serving. On most days, every camp has at least one service assignment. For instance, if you are in the Tribe of Asher, you will be in the Camp of Dan which is situated on the North side of the Tabernacle. Therefore, on the Sabbath, you will be assisting in setting up and picking up the Conference Center. The times for the various events are on the Activity Schedule.