Unlike 2005, when Friday night's music was also wiped out by severe thunderstorms, this year, most of the campers have stayed put. Our correspondent Jenna Youngs took a swing the campground this morning and found most people rode out the storm.
John Vermilya of Kingdom Building ministries told a crowd gathering for morning worship, "It's good to see you alive and that you survived the monsoon."
Jenna says people in the camp area were mostly running around getting ready for the day.
There are some major differences between 2005 and this year. The storm that hit Ichthus that year was much more destructive, ripping apart tents that ended up in dumpsters around the camp area the next morning. So a lot of campers had no place left to stay. Also, that storm ushered in a cold from that dropped the temperature 30 to 40 degrees, making things really uncomfortable. In fact, part of Ichthus' rationale for moving dates was that it was worse to be cold and wet than just wet, and June removed the cold element.
Backstage, Ichthus volunteer Chuck Vernon told James he was hearing from youth pastors about weathering the storm bringing groups together last night.
"They were saying they saw kids they hadn't seen all week," Vernon said.
The kids were back out this morning. In the maistage area, some volunteers had whipped out the T-shirt cannon, and reportedly, mudsliding is underway -- the revival of another great Ickythus tradition.