photos: My dream came true the year I worked as summer staff---I got to be one of the puppet fish. (right) We went to the Apostle Islands for a staff team-building weekend.
photos: Camp-style braids, hat, flannel and layers. The most glorious crisp-rich dutch oven potatoes. My spork, I love it.
We set up our tent immediately and wrapped that up right as the first drops of rain fell. It would rain for the next 12 hours and thunderstorm later on during the long weekend.
It was fun showing my family around camp, comparing what was new and what was not. When I worked on staff, I was one of two activities directors and I led and played games with the campers in groups from 10-200 kids ages 6-18.
photos: hi-ropes course, the pamper pole, playing soft baseball in the gym.
As a family we spent a lot of time playing:
- a game we call run scrub run
- army guys
- on the jungle gym.
photos: On our way to chapel. The dining hall. Playing Bandits.
photos: Fun times around the campsite.
photos: bacon, blue skies and coffee.
photos: Little Falls, Minn. Beautiful spot along the way, though being close to rushing water freaks me out.
And finally, I have a special little story about swearing at church camp.
Our youngest (Orry) is in pull-ups. He's about the same age that his older brothers made the move to underwear, but we're not there yet. Fine.
- Do you know what a Pamper Pole is?
- What's your favorite campfire meal?
photos all by me.