I don't know too many details about last night because I was sick in bed. Yep, my cough has finally caught up with me and forced me to urgent care in Wilmar to get antibiotics this morning. I'd like to say all the sleep was amazing, but when you're at camp and you want to be with campers, sleeping sure doesn't sound all that fun.
What I do know about last night is the small groups introduced themselves to the rest of camp with some truly bizarre names this year (off the top of my head, Ostrich, "That Group," The Phobiacs, and - it breaks my heart - The Hippies Against Star Wars). Worship brought everyone closer together and as for the campfire, well, I'm sure it was great (I was sleeping by that point...).
Today started off cold but ended up pretty hot for the swim test (postponed from yesterday because the weather was too choppy). Most everyone was at the beachfront in the last few hours of the afternoon, either swimming, playing volleyball, or chilling out with friends. In the morning, small groups spent time getting closer with the theme of Affirmation - hopefully, they're finding ways to both affirm one another and really appreciate one another.
Tonight is the JC Movie Night - we're watching "Ratatouille" - and following it up with worship and a campfire. Later tonight, the boy cabins will serenade the girl cabins and ask them if we may escort them to the dress-up dinner tomorrow afternoon. It's a cute and fun outing, for sure, and I'll be breaking out my ukulele. Some personal highlights include watching new campers break out the paddleboats, the boy cabin volleyball game (my cabin almost won), and the Blob was put in and ready to go for the rest of the week. Kent sat in on a small group who's senior counselor wasn't feeling well this morning and he was impressed both by how comfortable they were and how much enthusiasm they had for their regular senior counselor.
Good things are happening...