It’s finally September, so the summer has officially drawn to a close! One thing I’ve realized is that whether or not you’re a camp veteran or came for the first time this season, you can always learn something new coming to Delanco Camp. Here are 10 things that I learned this summer interning at camp!
1. One of the best planned recreation games on a hot day at camp is Watermelon football. Basically, you cover a watermelon in Crisco, split up into two teams, and play football in the shallow end of the lake.
2. It’s always a mess when you give campers a can of shaving cream.
3. Little kids will always find a way to catch frogs. Always.
4. Chipwiches will always be a snack shop favorite. This summer, we sold over 1,000 chipwiches alone.
5. Pirates and Bible Smugglers are the camper favorite night game. I can’t tell you how many times campers asked me when they would be played during the week.
6. Sometimes, even a simple game can be the most fun. Like a giant pit in the soccer field filled with water.
7. Always wear your life jacket when boating in Lake Agape, because you never know what might happen!
8. One of the best things about camp is the friendships that are made. Specifically, the relationships that happen with your dorm.
9. It’s amazing to see how people can work together to accomplish a common goal. Like making 500 PB&J sandwiches for the homeless, or helping someone up the Wall at the Ropes Course.
10. Sometimes, it’s important to put yourself in someone else’s shoes for a little perspective.
The coolest thing about camp for me is that as much as things are changing on the grounds, there are some things that will always be the same. Lives have been changing on the grounds of Lake Agape for fifty years now, and will continue to change years to come.
Missing camp already? Don’t forget that Fall Retreat is October 9th-11th for Junior and Senior High students! Registration is open now!