Supernatural Science Camp for Children

This is a good item for the weekend. We present to you, dear reader, some excerpts from Summer science camp teaches kids about God, which appears in the Conroe Courier located in Conroe, Texas — near Houston. The newspaper has a comments feature, but we don’t see any yet. Okay, let’s get started. The bold font was added by us:

Children are learning about God while discovering the world of science at Mims Baptist Church in Conroe. The church summer science camp offers several hands-on activities for all children who have completed kindergarten to sixth grade on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Camp began June 8 and will continue to August 17.

Sounds like a wonderful experience. We’re told:

“Last year was our first time doing the science camp and the children really enjoyed it,” said Children’s Minister, Debby Stovall. “Kids are intrigue [sic] with experiments and God is visible in science and most scientists do not believe in God, but as they start working through things you cannot explain it a part from God.”

So true! Let’s read on:

The power of God, said Stovall, is demonstrated through science. Children learn by curiosity, Stovall said, and the camp is an opportunity for them to learn about scientific facts and also the facts about God.

That’s an opportunity the godless public schools don’t offer. We continue:

A particular lesson about the sun, moon and the stars, described Stovall, helped children understand just how important they are to God. She told the kids there is more than 200 billion stars in the galaxy, and God knows all of them.

Wowie — all the names are known! Here’s more:

“God knows the number of stars, he calls them all by name so how much more important than you are to God than a star,” Stovall said.

That’s a bit unclear. Are we more important than the stars, or is it the other way around? Anyway, let’s move along:

“Kids also learned how the sun may shine, however the moon does not shine, but it reflects. In the same way, we reflect the glory of God when we are obedient to him.”

The rest is mostly several gushing remarks of a woman whose daughter attends the camp, so this is where we’ll stop. We’ve seen other articles about church-run science camps, but this is the first time we actually read one of them. It’s pretty much what we expected.

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14 responses to “Supernatural Science Camp for Children

  1. Man, are these folks super-selective! Most kids take 7 years to complete elementary school, but the Summer Science Camp is only open to hyper-mega-genius kids

    who have completed kindergarten to sixth grade on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Prodigies who crammed their entire elementary education into a single hour on Thursdays need not apply….

  2. michaelfugate

    Hey, its a “science” camp not an English camp.

  3. The little nippers will grow up asking why on their science tests there’s no option for answer (E) God did it.

  4. God knows every star’s name? That’s impressive.

    If God has given every star a name, if humans name a star something else, is that an act of heresy?

  5. “God knows every star’s name?”

    Lets see a notarized list of those star names and locations (ideally from the bible), or else the claim is false. Also note that there are an estimated 200 billion galaxies in *just* the visible universe, so their god does not seem to know very much.

  6. Debbie told the kiddies “…how the sun may shine…” Did she tell the about nuclear fusion and the resulting release of photons many different energies, including those for visible light, or did she just leave it at the sky-fairy does it. And if the sky-fairy is running around the galaxy each day saying “Hi Aldeberan, hi Sirius, how are you today, Regulus…”, maybe that’s why he/she/it hasn’t time to do miracles here on our planet.

  7. michaelfugate

    If it is the god of the Bible (TGOTB), then why name the stars, given that that same god let Adam name all the animals? Do stars have souls? Does TGOTB name every living thing as individuals? Oh look, Chippy the sparrow is mo(u)lting, Spikey the agapanthus has whiteflies, seriously? No wonder TGOTB is too busy to answer prayers.

  8. There is only a small fraction of stars within 930 light-years of Earth, so Adam didn’t live long enough to see all of the stars to be able to name them.

  9. michaelfugate

    Like Adam saw all the animals? How long would it take to parade them all by?

  10. Adam only had to name each “kind”. According to the web page of Ark Encounter, there were about 1500 kinds of animals on the Ark. I would suppose that Adam wouldn’t feel the need to give a different name to every species of beetle. There is the joke about God proudly presenting his variety of beetles, of which he was inordinately found of, to Adam, and Adam just naming them all “beetle”.

  11. Dave Luckett

    “…as they (the kids at this camp) start working through things you cannot explain it a part from God.”

    This does not look good. Maybe Ms Stovall is a well-trained science graduate who has not studied English grammar, but it still looks like the expression of a semi-literate. I beg leave to doubt her science qualifications, as well.

    I wonder what are these, er, things that the kids “work through” that cannot be explained “a part from God”. No actual, you know, scientist has ever observed one. Would there be a Nobel in it?

  12. @David Luckett: I read through it too fast to catch the odd grammar. I wonder which part of god she meant.

  13. Science camp! What a great idea – use the kids genuine interest in something potentially worthwhile to indoctrinate them during their temporary captivity.

  14. HEY !!!! Babs Cargill , the creationist of Texas School Board fame runs a summer “science” camp in Conroe , where she resides. Is this an example of the competition horning in on Cargill’s money making scheme? Or, is it possible she’s a “guest” instructor? Only the confused children of Conroe ISD can know for sure.