Saturday, May 9, 2015


If you are a boy ages 6 to 18 then grab your camping gear and get ready to head into the great outdoors.  The Sweet Prospect Boy's Camping trip is coming up on May 15th at Sam A. Baker State Park.  This event is open to all boys at Sweet Prospect along with their fathers and grandfathers.  Each boy can also invite a friend to attend.

The church is paying for food and campsite fees, but asked each boy to help with costs by bringing $7.00. The boys may bring an additional $5 for spending money in the camp store if they choose.

The boys will be preparing and cooking their own food over a campfire.  On Friday night we will be having one of the outdoor classics in campers stew.  The boys will take hamburger and cut up potatoes, carrots and onions then wrap it in a foil pack to cook in the coals.  For dessert they will hollow out an orange then fill it with cake mix, wrap it in foil and place it in the coals to bake.  The next morning we will cook eggs and sausage in a skillet, while each boy puts a cinnamon roll on a stick and slowly bakes it over the fire. Lunch will be the easiest meal as the boys grill basic hamburgers and hot dogs.

Gear List  
We will be cooking more than hotdogs!
Ä Flashlight
Ä Sleeping bag & pillow
Ä Hiking shoes, tennis shoes will work
Ä Gloves
Ä Canteen
Ä Pocket Knife, Fishing Pole & tackle box
Ä 1 change of clothes & swimsuit
Ä Coat or Sweatshirt
Ä Tent if you have one
Ä $7 entry & $5 for spending money

· Leave at 4:00 pm from Church
· Arrive at Camp by 5:00 pm -fishing after setting up camp
View from top of bluff
· Cook supper at 7:00 pmCampers Stew & Orange Cake
· Devotion, games & storytelling until 12:00 ams'mores
· Rise and shine 6:00 am
· Breakfast 7:00 amEggs, Sausage & Cinnamon rolls on a stick
· Hike Mudlick trail at 8:00 am 
· Fishing after hike
· Lunch at 11:00 am –Hamburgers and Hot dogs
· Clean up camp and head for home 1:00 pm
· Arrive @ Dexter 2:00 pm
· Parents pick up boys at Church

The beautiful St. Francois River running along Sam A Baker State Park makes it a relaxing place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Our Saturday morning hike on Mudlick trail will take us to the top of the bluffs high above the river overlooking the beauty of the Ozark foothills. The boys will have to decide if they are up for the longer 8 mile loop or if the want to take the shortcut and only go for 3 miles.

We will have some time to fish and swim in the river
Be sure and bring your tackle box & fishing pole, but remember to get your fishing licenses if your over 16.  The St. Francois River is know for it's small mouth and google eye fishing.  Shoot, if the boys do good enough we might even be able to fry some fish with our hamburgers and hot dogs! 

We do need to know who is going by May 13th so we can have enough food for everyone.  Please let Rod know at church or you can call or email him at the address below.   

This campout will be tons of fun for the boys and offer a great time of fellowship for the adults as we thank God and enjoy the outdoors He created.  If you have any questions call Rod Jetton at 573-225-4444 or email at    

     We will be at campsites 16 & 17 which are down by the river.

Do you think these boys can handle the long hike?


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