Since we have been time traveling this past week at camp, we have had some interesting visitors. Abe Lincoln has been here all week, and rumor has it, he may appear in the night game tonight, King Henry the VIII has been grooving up on stage with our praise team and speaker, and then there … Continue reading Nomadic Napoleon
Wednesday morning, instead of classes, the campers and staff wandered over the bridge, through the woods, to grandma—err I mean, to the challenge course. The campers were split into three different groups and began conquering the various obstacles. The trust fall particularly stood out to me the most and evoked the most fear and triumph … Continue reading Challenges, islands and trust falls
Being a camp newbie, no one warned about this creature named the greenhead fly (aka greenfly, greenhead horse fly salt marsh greenhead or its official scientific name Tabanus nigrovittatus). I had never heard stories about their biting nature and itchy aftermath, nor did I even realize they congregate in the thousands all over camp. They are these … Continue reading World War Greenhead
Last night, our evening service was abruptly interrupted by a severe thunderstorm that turned into a tornado warning. After receiving the alerts regarding the weather, the deans stopped service and with the help of staff, rallied all the campers and adults together and we ran for shelter in the Retreat Center. Upon arriving at the … Continue reading When The Storms Roll In
Four teams. One week. Four flags. One winner. Yesterday during planned rec, the four teams for the week gathered at the craft shop to design their team flag for the week. Each team is led by two staff members and consist of about five campers; these groups travel to classes together and battle through the … Continue reading Let The Games Begin!