This past week, I had a helper in the office, which was terrific! She'll be helping every other week (she's a counselor on the weeks that she isn't helping me), so I am definitely looking forward to having her back. :) Here are just a few photos of the going-ons out at camp. Now, I spend almost all my time in the office, so I don't actually get to experience any of these things. However, becuase I'm doing the scrapbooks, I get to see countless photographs of everything that goes on! Which is nearly as fun. ;)
One of the things the girls do during the week at camp are "Life Skills Classes" - babysitting, sewing, or cooking. Mum, Abby, Mrs. Hickle, and Sarah all came out three afternoons that week to help the girls, and they actually completed several projects! The girls raved about the sewing class - it's really important for them to have that feeling of accomplishment.
The sewing class with the quilt they completed!
My favorite thing about Sr. Boys week was getting to see pictures of Andy having a good time. :) Several weeks back, Grace told me that they were still looking for counselors for this week. I suggested that Andy might be able to, and it worked out that he was! He did a great job - his campers really liked him, and for a typically reserved guy, he can get pretty crazy. Here he is at pool time. . .
Dani and I decided that this guy looked like the kid from Holes. And the lizard thing just completes the picture. I pretty much fell in love with this photo.
Because I'm in the office, I have very little contact with any of the campers, counselors, or most of the staff people. However, there are a few people who spend more time there than others, so I'll introduce you to some of them. Today's lucky pick: Sissy!
"Sissy" is the camp nurse. Her real name is Elizabeth Marchbank, and she is the sweetest young lady. She did the scrapbooks last year, so we have a lot of fun comparing notes about that. She also ocassionally has things to do on the computer, and sits and keeps me company. Sissy has a lot of spunk, and a huge heart for the kids that come to camp, and the ministry of Camp David.
I'll cover some other people in future posts. Please keep the camp in your prayers - we have four weeks left, all Junior weeks (ages 8-12). Pray for the counselors, and the campers, as well as all the staff, especially Ben and Grace. It's a fantastic ministry to be a part of, and I am so blessed to get to work with them! Thank you God for this opportunity!