Sunday, June 29, 2008

Back From Camp

What a great week we had at camp! A few mornings, I took my camera out at sunrise and captured a few images.

There were over 130 children there along with adults. In my cabin, there were 8 girls and 6 women counselors. There were 4 bunk beds and 2 double beds. Let's just say we were packed in like sardines! It was a delightful challenge having all those girls and women together under one roof! We were all different, some quiet, some loud, some young, some older, some night owls, some morning larks! But the best part is appreciating and enjoying our differences. It was truly a great week.
Oh, and as much as I tried to prepare for girls, I found out one other way girls are different than boys...they can't "hurry". Boys, I have noticed are constant motion, they talk fast, they walk fast, they never sit still. In our camp schedule, many times during the day we had to be from one place to another in 15 minutes - complete with clothes change and needed materials for the new activity. It took 4 minutes (we timed it) to travel. The other 7 minutes were spent getting clothes out of the suitcase and that is not even covering going to the dressing room to change! The more we prodded, the longer it took! I think we were late everywhere we went! But we did get there eventually.
So, it was a great experience. A chance to know the children and share with them God's love while in a fun atmosphere! And to also give them fun summer memories to hopefully last a lifetime.

2 comments:

  1. I love those pictures. Your camp looks so serene and lovely. I'd love to go there myself! Thank you for sharing your pictures.

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  2. The pictures are beautiful...how many of the girls got us that early to see it with you!?

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