I'm too tired to write much, so here are some of my camp pictures:
For our skit/lip sync, we were The Pirates Who Don't Do Evil Things.
The lovely fake bug that made the rounds in people's sleeping bags, etc. Our resident prankster leader stuck it in my hood, so I handed her the camera.
We had two minutes of silence on the lake and then we sang a song from our boats, which echoed around the area. It was really cool.
One of my favorite things about camp this year was getting to know all of the other leaders better. They are hilarious.
Laurel had this bug repellent contraption. She showed me just how well it was working.
I taught a couple of people how to crochet flowers. (I learned how in a YouTube video just before departing for camp!)
The girls were good about following the no-prank rule. The leaders, not so much.
We had such a huge storm! It lasted almost 24 hours and included cabin-rattling thunder, lightning, hail, falling trees, and the hardest rain I've ever seen.
We had to hold the lip sync at the stake pavilion instead of outside in the amphitheater. It was crowded and oh so cold, but the girls were as enthusiastic as ever.
We had several deer that came right up to our campsite! I loved it. I also saw two moose, and the other leaders in my car spotted a bear (I wanted to see that).
I decided that I just hate flag ceremony. It throws into sharp relief how un-fun I am. I hate singing silly songs and doing actions to go with them. It's pretty much torture for me. And it made me question my legitimacy as a leader at camp. And there was a 45 degree incline to get down (and up again). And we have to do it twice a day...
to sum up:
Camp was good.
It was hard.
It was hot.
It was wet.
It was freezing.
It was an invaluable experience for us all to learn and make memories together.
It was exhausting.
I'm glad I went, but I am also so very glad to be home.