Let me begin with the bad news….as a child, I never experienced summer camp. I was a homebody that was too attached to my family to even go on overnight trips, much less a week of summer camp.
I never experienced the closeness of sharing a room with 10 or more other girls, never shared the fun friends have together roaming through the camp, swimming together, playing games or studying God’s Word together. Never knew what fun it was to giggle in the cabin late into the night, to wake up and know that the fun would continue for a few more days….
Until my boys were old enough to attend church camp and they needed some counselors for the girls cabin! I volunteered to go a few years ago and have been a faithful, yearly camper for about 4 years now. Now there were a lot of adjustments to watching over a group of girls when I was used to only boys with my three sons.
But last week these were my constant buddies:
They were one fun loving bunch and kept the week…interesting!
Along with a lot of girls, there was a lot of stuff:
These were my co-counselors:
This was the first day of camp….we looked pretty perky!
This was later in the week after a few late nights and early mornings: I think we were wilting a bit!
There is a wonderful bond that is formed when friends serve together in a common ministry. Lifelong memories are made and a part of each person is etched deeply in the heart. You ladies are the best!
What a blessing it was to have a full week of joy!