If you grew up in the church at all, I’m sure you remember going on events. Feeling the “camp high” as its been called. Winter Camp is the fastest camp high a person can get I think. To me, spending time with the girls in a very small space for the weekend feels like old friends getting together. Its these week or weekends away we talk about everything and anything under the sun. These girls have grown a lot in the 6 months since summer camp.
Or maybe its just the season of the year but that actually sat still. They didn’t want to know what time it was every 2 minutes during cabin conversations. They had questions to which they wanted answers to about faith, the world and of course sex. But it was so focused (using a teddy bear as the object you had to have in your hand or else you couldn’t talk) and engaging, something they couldn’t do during summer camp. I even got to know two really guy students named Ian and Shaun.
Its always hard for me to connect with the boys because well they are boys. I don’t know what its like to be a Jr. High boy (I only stole hats from the ones I had crushes on at their age). These guys just seemed to think I was cool which made me feel more comfortable goofing off with them. They both gave me hugs good bye yesterday with a thanks for the weekend.
Highlights of my weekend would have to be the traditional frisbee game we’ve play the past three winter camps. We used to play it in the center of camp, busiest part. Half the fun was trying not to hit the on lookers just passing through. They had put up lights and we broke two of them so we moved the game onto the main path. Still very fun, though it was students vs. leaders and there was too many kids to leaders but very fun none the less.
We also had a talent show that was so very random but so enjoyable. Three of our kids were in it which is a change for our crew since they usually are not too into doing things on stage. As always the worship was great. Actually a coworker of mine was the drummer of the band and it was strange to see him there. Camp life and work life are very different part of my life so having part of work life come to camp was very strange for me. I got to teach (well attempt to at least) Alesia how to knit and work on some of my own. Hayley, Alesia and I sat for hours knitting and chatting about life and it was such a refreshing time.
Spending time with very wise godly women is few and far between in my life. What I always realize at camp is how little I actually manage my time well. In going back to my new years goal investing time in relationships I have to do that more. It may come down to spread sheets and hour by hour planning. This does not turn me off in any way at all, its something Id love to do being this planner I claim to be. So as much as I tried to teach my girls, as always, they seemed to teach me more.