I’ve been at camp for almost 7 weeks, and that kind of blows my mind. In some ways it feels like I’ve been here for a year, but in other ways it feels like I’ve been here for just a couple of days. I have grown so, so, so much, which is such a blessing. I’ve learned, yet again, how tough it can be to work with some people but how sweet it is once you work through your problems and get to know each other better. I’ve been challenged in many, many ways. Whether it was having to go on a hike during Senior Staff training week and being so freaked out because all I could think about was breaking my ankle again or having to go on a camp out with ten 15-16 year olds or driving 15-passenger vans full of teenagers or never, ever getting enough sleep, it’s been challenging. But it’s been so, so good. I’ve fallen in love with this place…so much so that I’m staying an extra week!!! There are some retreats the week after camp, and I’m staying to work them!
“Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God.” – Psalm 90:2
We have LOTS of bears on property. While this picture is bad (the screen in my window is what messed it up), it sort of shows how close they were to me. I looked out my office window on Saturday, and they were literally right outside the window! Crazy.
While I spend the majority of my time in the office, about once a week, I head out and help run some of our high ropes courses. This has become one of my favorite things because I get to hang out with the campers for a couple of hours, and I also get to see them overcome something that can be a really challenging activity. This picture is from a couple of weeks ago, and I love it!
Camp divas celebrating the Fourth (a day late) at the Fontaines!
Lots of times we just pose for the camp photographer because that’s how we roll.
Hope you’re having a fabulous Wednesday, friends! See ya in 2.5 weeks, AUG!