Saturday, August 1, 2009

There's Always Room For One More On My Little Red Wagon.

Summer camp is over! I can't even believe this. My summer went by so fast.. This blog is not going to be me reminicing on the past couple months, I'm just going to focus on this week. I have yet to have a good solid cry about the fact that I'm not counseling at camp any more this summer. When I have had that good cry though, I will post a blog sort of summarizing my summer. Summer-izing, per-say.

This week was full of incredibly fun kids. I belayed the ropes course twice this week, which is one of my favorite things at camp. It's a great way to gain trust with the kids and to help them go a little bit outside of their comfort zone.

My girls and I at the slip and slide! We had a bunch of fun as always =]

It's incredibly how much unity a group of people can create just by having fun together. I didn't like to force cabin unity on my girls, but instead just give them opportunities to grow together, to have fun together, and to get to know each other better.

Counselor Hunt! I won!!!! Bugle's cabin dressed me, and it was so much fun to see how well they worked together. I have WAY too much silly string in my hair. It was great!

Christmas Caroling! A couple of my girls were so self conscious about caroling in July, or doing silly stupid things like that. I spent a lot of the week just acting like a complete idiot and making awkward moments available for them. Hehehe

High ropes! This is one of my babies being lowered from the catwalk. She did awesome. We did high ropes as a cabin one day, and all of the girls were so supportive of each other.

This was right after the most heartbreaking and serious Luminaria's of all summer. So afterwards, we ate too much candy, brought out matresses down to the ground and had a fake sleep-out. The girls made silly songs like "Old McMonty had a farm" and danced to their own karaoke.

Monty, Shims, and I spent our time off on Friday just having silly photoshoot adventures. This is Monty at the 22 range. I shot a 22! I think I have before, but I couldn't remember. It was really fun.

This is me doing the ladder jump. It was silly, and I carried a mallet up there with me for the photoshoot. Shims has those photos of me in the air though, so sorry I didn't get any epic action shots.

My girls and I. I'm going to miss all of them so much. We had a super fantastic week full of adventure and fun. Our cabin huddles were incredible, and they had so many questions. They are all such inspirations in my life and I am so glad God has built me up to be the person I am today. God prepared me for this week all summer, and I'm just so joyful for the opportunity to counsel these girls. Gah. This week was great. This whole summer was great, but I'll save that for next time.

Question of the blog:
Did you ever go to summer camp as a kid? What was your favorite memory from it?


miles b. said...

"Summer-izing, per-say."

haha nice.

I went to wolf mountain.

Elise said...

Hi, I just wanted to leave a comment to say how much I've enjoyed reading your posts.

Your photographs are AMAZING and I really like your writing.

Best wishes and thank you for sharing it !