Outdoor Christian Ministries
Outdoor Christian Ministries (OCM)
 
Founded to provide opportunities for individuals and groups to experience the grandeur of creation in a wide variety of outdoor settings; enabling them to grow in their relationship with God.


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This is a sample weekend itinerary for a youth based weekend.

FRIDAY  
8:30am   Leave pre-determined meeting place near home area -- departing prayer
11:00am   Drive 150 miles to Cotulla/McD/Eat/Ice (eat whatever is "open" on menu)
11:15am   Drive 40 miles highway and 16 miles dirt road to OCM camp
1:00pm   Arrive at OCM Camp
1:00-1:30pm   Unload
1:30-2:00pm   Prayer, orientation, and safety issues other than guns
2:00-5:00pm   Three (3) Groups:
** Gun Range / Safety
** Archery
** Shotgun Range / Safety
Shotgun group will be at four fence corner area as a subgroup of gun range.
One hour segments with 15+/- minute breaks at end of each hour.
5:00-6:00pm   Play in water trough
6:15-6:45pm   Eat, Bible lesson – Life's Instruction Book
6:45-7:30pm   Hunt rabbits (3 groups/guides)
7:30-8:15pm   Field dress rabbits; children observe cleaning this time
8:15-8:30pm   Drive to Lookout Point at sunset
8:30-8:50pm   Bible lesson – Creation
8:50-9:15pm   Creation Comments
9:15-9:30pm   Drive back to OCM Camp
9:30-10:00pm   Snacks - camp fire with marshmallows if time; depends on time used at Creation lesson
10:00pm   Bedtime
     
SATURDAY    
4:45am   Coffee maker started. Wake hog hunters. Coffee, fruit, energy bars, milk, juice for hog hunters at 5:00am. Hog hunters need to leave no later than 5:15am (45 minutes before daylight which is about 6:00am). Wake rabbit hunters at 6:00am. Eat/drink as above. Leave camp 6:45am.
7:45-8:00am   Return to camp
8:00-8:30am   Field dress game – children participate in actual cleaning with supervision
8:30-9:30am   Breakfast and Bible Lesson – Church - Building/People
9:30-10:15am   Animal, bird, reptile, insect tracks
10:15-11:00am   Brush identification
11:00-12:00pm   Play or rest
12:00-12:30pm   Lunch – famous leader Bible comments, outdoor examples
12:30-3:30pm   Three (3) Groups:
** Gun Range / Safety
** Archery
** Shotgun Range / Safety
Shotgun group will be at four fence corner area as a subgroup of gun range.
One hour segments with 15+/- minute breaks at end of each hour.
3:30-4:00pm   Drive to Espajo pool
4:00-6:00pm   Swimming pool, water trough, or A/C
6:00-6:30pm   Eat - Bible lesson – Gospel = Good News, The Gift
6:30-8:00pm   Activity depending on child, younger children may just want to play
8:00-9:00pm   Singing, Discussion/Questions
10:00pm   Bedtime
     
SUNDAY    
7:00am   Sleep later than yesterday
7:15am   Coffee ready
8:00-8:30am   Breakfast and Bible lesson/prayer
8:30-9:30am   Do chores in camp such as pack clothes, trash collection, clean, sweep, drain water trough
9:30-10:00am   Load gear in vehicles
10:00am   Closing discussion and prayers
10:15-11:45am   Drive to Cotulla (McDonalds)
11:45am   McDonalds, rest stop, eat
12:15-3:00pm   Drive back to home area

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