Well, I made it! I survived four days at kid's camp. Sure wasn't as bad as I had imagined. I truly thought it would be the worst four days I would ever spend. Yes, it was hot. It felt like it was over 100 degrees each day. Yes, I did sign up to sponsor the canoeing. Met new people, had a great view and got to sunscreen over twenty kids each day. Plus, I got to tell stories about fishing and boating on the lake I grew up on. Yes, we had campers get really homesick. Helped them through it so they conquered it and now feel like they are well on their way to being a big kid!
I had a few first times too. Take one of our showers for example. I had never taken a shower with a garden hose. Turns out, it kind of feels like a shower pic. You know the ones that massage your back? Well, one of the showers had no head, just a metal pipe that stuck out of the wall. Actually felt pretty good and really rinsed the soap out of your hair!
Another plus, I really prayed. Most of the time, I was mentally praying for someone or something. Example, when I was showering with the garden hose, I was also praying that when I closed my eyes to wash out the soap from my hair that a snake would not come up the uncovered drain. I also prayed and prayed that I would not have to eat macaroni and cheese (not my favorite food!), the cooks thought they had run out when I got up to get my plate! They found the extra pan just as I was walking away! God sometimes works in big ways and little ways!
It was really a joy to see campers grow in their faith while at camp. It was also a joy to see campers come to know Christ at camp. It was a joy to get away from the cell phone(very little service), tv, newspaper and all the other stuff that grabs my attention. It was a joy to have my daughter come up to me, hug me and say 'I'm glad you're here'.
Kid's camp. Something I'll never forget!