Survival Exhibition: Look What You CAN Do With A Growth Mindset!

Throughout these last three weeks, the EMS heroes were given the challenge to start a no-match fire. What began as many failed attempts for the EMS heroes ended up being their greatest accomplishment and achievement at last night’s exhibition! After each attempt that would not work, the EMS heroes showed great determination and applied new knowledge in order to get another step closer to starting the fire. It was evident they went into this challenge with a growth mindset. No matter how frustrating, challenging, and difficult it was they kept on going until they were able to successfully start a no-match fire!

The EMS heroes not only started no-match fires at the exhibition, they all accomplished it in less than 20 minutes, as well as kept them going to cook their food! Thank you to those that were able to come last night and witness all they learned about survival and perseverance.

Survival Exhibition


The Welcome Speech

The Elements setting up their shelter.

Cub Grylls setting up their shelter.

Adventure Bisque setting up a shelter.

We Will Survive working hard on their shelter.

A real first-aid scenario taken care of by an expert!


Using a homemade compass in the lake.

The before…

and the after for team Elements.

The before…

The almost…

and the after for team Cub Grylls.

The before…

and the beginnings of a great fire for Adventure Bisque.

The no-match fire from team We Will Survive.

We had a great time around campfires yesterday, and enjoyed today by having a special Beach Day. The EMS heroes played a survival style water balloon game at the beginning, turned the slides into waterslides, and ended with sun sprinkler fun.

Beach Day Shenanigans

The MS heroes getting Ms. Elsie.

Running through the sprinklers!

At our final close this year we read Isaiah 43:1-2, 5a(NIV)

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;

    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

When you pass through the waters,

    I will be with you;

and when you pass through the rivers,

    they will not sweep over you.

When you walk through the fire,

    you will not be burned;

    the flames will not set you ablaze.

Do not be afraid, for I am with you.

Each hero has been called by name, belongs to God, and has a purpose and calling for HIS kingdom. The heroes were left with that promise from God at close this afternoon.

Have You Asked Your Hero:

  1. What the most difficult part of the quest was?
  2. What the most rewarding part of the quest was?
  3. What your hero learned about themselves?
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