Okay so last week I left for camp on Sunday and returned on Wednesday. However I didn’t fully recover until Saturday. I’ve had the best naps. Ha! It was filled with so many fun activities. Horseback riding. Mud volleyball. Archery. Zip lining. I mean it was activity, after activity. We, the campers and I, were always on the move. Plus Christ was in the mix. We had great speakers and worship. Camp was truly one of the highlights of my summer. Too much excitement! Man do I have some stories and photos for you.
I would like you to get a feel of the camp life. So I decided to make this short and sweet. The camp was at Spring Hill Camps in Seymour, Indiana. It’s a Christian camp that spans 740 acres and includes 11 lakes. We are talking pretty big. Plus we had the campgrounds all to ourselves this year. There were 63 students, boys and girls ranging from 5th grade to high school. I had 10 girls in my cabin in the 8th grade. Peek here to check out my cabin. It was pretty sweet!
Number 1: Red Robin… Yuuuuummmm!
This is the name my girls came up with for our cabin. I don’t even know how we came up with it. It was either that or Monkey Bubble Butts, and I was not about to let that happen. Ha! Every time someone knocked on our door whoever was inside sang Red Robin. And we’d respond YUM at the top of our lungs. If we were really into it we’d do a little dance.
Number 2: Who Runs the World? Girls! (Prank)
What’s camp without pranks right? This plan formed while a group of us were at archery. How archery and prank talk goes together I will never know. I initially wanted to say no, but it was completely harmless. We ended up pouring glitter and flowers on their beds, spraying their rooms with perfume, switching their bags and putting pink tissue paper on the door handles. We made a sign that read, “Who runs the World? Girls!” and hung it on the guys side. Plus took their football captive and sprayed it with glitter perfume. So fun! They tore it down and stomped on it, but we have pictures. Ha!
Number 3: Blue Team Dominates
The theme of camp was the Hunger Games. It was all about being hungry for Christ. We divided the kids up into teams (blue, green, red, and yellow) I was on the blue team. Like in the Hunger Games there was a Reaping, which is an annual event that takes place in every district before the Hunger Games. (I was in District 7.) We took our team of 13 kids into the woods on a dark night. A long, muddy, and wet walk. Oh and we covered there heads with pillow cases and tied their hands up with robe. I could not stop laughing!
Once we arrived at our destination we made them get on their knees, recite an oath, and drink blood from a coconut. Wait! It was actually a mixture of syrup, flours, lots of salt, red food dye and more. We also never called them by their names anymore, but numbers instead like 0, 43, 11 etc. I heard another team was getting chased my some man with a chainsaw. Anyways we won the entire competition and watched the other teams flags burn. What a great group of kids! Go Venomous Butterflies!
Number 4: Praise Jesus
The speakers, testimonies and worship during camp were amazing. I absolutely love to hear how God truly changes people’s lives. I also enjoyed hearing how to distinguish between Christ being your King or Lord. Gesh there is such a huge difference. Camp definitely touched my heart spiritually too. The small group connections my girls and I made were so special. Life is all about Christ! I am so excited to do His will. I pray I will be a vessel used in some way to help change lives… especially the lives of young women.
Number 5: On the Move
Camp was full of activities… I think that’s what made it go by so fast. We went from zip-lining to flag football, or horseback riding to kickball. We even had a scavenger hunt and did stuff like kissing a horse, and throwing a water balloon at a stranger. During that hunt my team ran almost the entire way all over camp. Such troopers! Oh and the last night the District 1 boys hosted a dance party, and it was so much fun. We danced the night away. I miss my campers and the amazing staff.
Hope you enjoyed this peek into camp life!