Showing posts from January, 2015

The Power of a Cabin Leader

Did you go to camp as a kid?  One of my favourite memories growing up as a child was attending Columbia Bible Camp, near Chilliwack, B.C.  Little did I know back then that I would end up working at Columbia in 1982 as a cabin leader and again from 1994 - 2004 as program director.  (Columbia Bible Camp has since become Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre). Because I was so young, (or maybe because I'm so old now), my memories of being a camper are fading with each passing year.  But here are some of the things I do remember:  - I remember one of my cabin mates being able to make this real cool noise with his mouth that sounded just like a goose honking.  As fellow campers we were duly impressed and asked him all day to make the "honk".  I'm sure by the end of the week he had no voice or honk left.  - I remember having watermelon and sloppy joes the last meal of camp outside each year.  It was lunch and there was definitely some scary extra curricular activity

He shoots....he SCORES!!!

  Those words floated like sweet music through the trees on January 10th. Eight teams and dozens of spectators joined us for one of our favourite days of the year: Pond Hockey! The day was beautiful. It sat right around nine degrees and even though we got a bit of snow throughout the day - the hockey was awesome. I had the privilege of being the whistle-blowers on Rink One and it was so much fun watching teams play. We had teams from across central Alberta. Lendrum from Edmonton even came with custom jerseys! They looked pretty flash with the Camp Evergreen toques that we gave all of the players! We had a number of teams from the Calgary area and one from Linden. And what good is a hockey competition with out the Commentators? A big thanks go out to our returning Colour Commentator, Tom Mulhern and our newly discovered, David Song, as our Play-by-Play. Between those two you knew everyone who "blew a tire" on the ice and what most players/spectators had for breakfas