A Camp Update

A whole heck of a lot of things have happened over the past week that have made me a better person and therefore a better teacher. I love camp and the difference it makes in the lives of campers as well as staff and everyone who comes into contact with it is significant. Here is last week in a nutshell…

  • I was in Omaha cabin and my co-counselor was the bomb! #sharkbaitomaha
  • I will be moving one cabin over to Ojibwa for week 4.
  • I will be a pathfinder both of my weeks at camp.
  • Four of my campers this week were in my cabin two years ago.
  • I have gotten to see both of my old co-counselors and most of my other camp friends.
  • My first camp friend and I did a running hug the first time we saw each other right in the middle of the dinning hall.
  • My very best camp friend and I got to talk and laugh and drive around together for hours.
  • I spent 2 hours in a Arby’s with my friend and then missed Finding Dory…
  • I have injured myself in the following ways- smacked my head on the wire chicken coup, smashed my finger in the cabin door while trying to kill a spider, burnt my finger at the cookout and still used it to shoot a bow and arrow because  love it so much, rowed the rescue boat until my chest muscles hurt so bad I had trouble sitting up this morning, and I fell out of the rescue boat chest first into the sand in front of God and everyone.
  • I had some deep conversations with other staff members and campers.
  • I finally listened to half of a song from Hamilton and feel an obsession coming on.
  • I got stuck by a train for 20 min.
  • I blobbed eight year olds at the lake.
  • I swam under the dock, which I have always been afraid to do because I thought my head might get stuck. My head did not get stuck.
  • I cooked on the pizza oven without any problems and no one had to eat cold pizza.
  • I learned to French braid.
  • I ate Mitchell’s for the first time this summer.
  • A camper put her wet finger in my ear…
  • I went to Walmart and only bought things that were on my list, a new swim suit and a poster board.
  • I spent time on the bridge at Purdue that was closed last year.
  • I danced on the lake beach to my favorite pop song with some of the best humans I know.
  • I chose the friendship bead so that I can focus on working to maintain the friendships God has blessed me with.
  • I am, once again, part of the family here at camp.