Small groups are once again squirreled away into the corners and nesting places around Decision Hills Camp, wrapping up their oral and written affirmations for one another. Meanwhile, I'm still packing!
I missed the volleyball tournament due to other duties, but SC Robert won his first-ever tournaments for both small group and cabins! The variety show was a GREAT show. Sometimes, these kinds of shows can get "duds," which may seem harsh of me to say but try sitting through a dud and tell me I'm not right. But this show was dud-free - every single thing that went up was entertaining. We had original raps about Cheez-Its, synchronized dancing, girl-on-boy makeovers, Star Wars reenactments, original songs, covers, insane comedy sketches about clutching Mr. Freezie Pops to one's inner thigh, and Eric and I reenacted the first time we met. Amazing times!
Worship was a triumph. You'll simply have to ask your camper, dear reader. We changed things up at the end of the night by having a campfire on Meditation Hill, but had to keep things short and sweet because it was getting late. We had a brief ceremony of burning the prayers and plans to be better people the campers wrote yesterday, effectively sending them to God. Finally, we had a brief ceremony for our departing seniors - Casey, Parker, Dixie, and Doug. We hope they will take the next year to really explore themselves in faith, as adults, and in new experiences away from camp.
I anticipate passing this blog off to Andrew, the Dean of Week II, in the next day or two, but will likely post some wrap-up of my own. A final information message: due to all of the detours, I'm not sure the bus will return at 2:30pm - we'll probably need more time, so please anticipate that and spread the word. Remember - my phone is fried, so your best bet is to call your camper (after 11:30am) for ideas on when they're arriving.