‘Living Nativity’ performance draws crowd at Solid Rock Day Camp

| 17 Dec 2018 | 02:37

WEST MILFORD – More than 250 people gathered at Solid Rock Day Camp last Saturday night from 5-7 p.m. to experience a living Nativity, according to the camp.
The performances, which featured more than 20 actors and over a dozen live animals, were an hour-long presentation of the birth of Jesus Christ told through drama, narration, and singing, the camp said in a press release.
According to the release, visitors were reminded of the real meaning of Christmas – the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ – and were encouraged as they heard about the joy and hope of eternal life that can be had through faith in Jesus.
The release said the event, which has become an annual tradition at Solid Rock Day Camp, was first held almost 20 years ago at the home of one of the camp volunteers.
It soon outgrew her backyard and was moved to Solid Rock Day Camp, the release said.
Most of the actors are counselors, volunteers or campers at Solid Rock Day Camp, according to the release.
After the performances, visitors were encouraged to see and pet the animals, and were invited inside for hot chocolate and cookie decorating, with some choosing to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies around the warmth of the outdoor fires, the release said.
According to the release, this annual event is a highlight of the Christmas season for the staff at Solid Rock Day Camp as well as for many families in the community, and they look forward to hosting this event for years to come.
Solid Rock Day Camp is located at 37 Stephens Road off of Union Valley Road, just a few miles from the center of town.
Its primary ministry is its summer day camp program, which serves boys and girl ages 4-14 for nine weeks each summer, the release said.
For more information, check out their website at www.solidrockdaycamp.com.