Showing posts from June, 2017

Things Only a Camp Staff Will Understand

As we draw VERY near to Summer Camp there's been a lot of work done to prepare for our summer campers. Programs to be built, menus to be planned, skits to be written... These are things that are all done by our phenomenal staff. We really, REALLY couldn't do our summer ministry without them. As our Summer Staff Training Week approaches (2 WEEKS) - I thought I would write about some things that our staff would really get. Sometimes I think that only "camp people" will understand why we do what we do. I'm pretty sure that only half of my family get it. The long hours/weeks, hundreds of screaming and excited kids, low pay, the shaving cream games, and smuggling's really hard to put into words what a camp staff gets out of working at camp. Nobody will really understand that you can, in fact, survive two months on Oreos and Juice and that severe tan lines, bad hair cuts, and make believe Moofs can be sort of cool. I mean - I still have two M

Daughter Day

Does anybody else feel like they're in a sprint to get to July? Camp starts in less than a month now and things are just buzzing around here. Each of our programs are getting planned and designed - Skills are getting prepped. It's hard not to feel impatient with summer on the brain these days. Summer isn't the only thing happening these days. We've had several weeks of events leading up to the launch of summer. One of them was our very first Daughter Day . It was amazing! Forty people joined us: mums, dads, and daughters. Our youngest daughter was 5 years old and our oldest was 29. It was so much fun hanging out with them on a beautiful day here at camp. We came together for chapel, some games, and fun activities. We're looking forward to next year! Check out these fun pictures: This next weekend we host our sold out Father and Son Retreat. It's always a fun time - rain or shine. We know it's going to be an amazing weekend.