July 11, 2012

Summer Camp 2012

Well, we’re back from camp, and can I tell you we had a FABULOUS week!  The kiddies were rock stars, they weren’t at all bothered by the mosquitos or change in their schedule.  They made lots of new friends and Brie even got her hair done in a fish tail braid by one of the camp staff who was here all the way from Ireland!

Hubby had a great time doing programming and I had a blast leading the skill I came up with this year – a daily newspaper and action news report.  Our overall message this week was about the fact that we are all remarkable!  I have to say, the teens and kids in my skill were truly remarkable indeed.  Here is one of our action news videos that our media blast group made!

This was the video that we used to begin our discussion at the girls campfire.  After watching this video, we had a raw and honest talk that affected the girls and leaders alike in a truly positive way.

We had such a wonderful time and we can’t wait to do it again next year! To all the volunteers we worked with and all the kids, we would like to say a hearty, “Thanks for the week campers!” 🙂

Comments

  1. What a great topic to cover with the girls. Thank you for taking the time to invest in their lives in such a meaningful way. Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you’ll be back this week.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

    • This is one of those lessons that is SO important to keep telling girls. They were beautifully and wonderfully made; they are beautiful and they are remarkable. For every one voice of affirmation they get, there are ten voices of criticism targeted at them (including the voice within themselves). We need to keep reiterating that message so they can internalize it. I’ve been encouraging and speaking these truths for twenty years now in youth ministry and in my professional life, but since the birth of my daughter, I’ve gotten a renewed purpose to share this message even more.

  2. Hi Char,

    It looks like everyone had a wonderful time and you made a great impact on the girls. Thank you so much for stopping to visit me.

  3. What a wonderful experience. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. XO

  4. Wow. This sounds like a fantastic time! Peaceful, beneficial and lots of connections made.

    I am joining in your weekend hop. I am so glad to be making some new friends (and followers!) I am not so into Pinterest, but I’ll check out any facebook or twitter and family friendly blogs. It would be my pleasure!

  5. That sounds like such a great time. It’s so nice that the whole family was involved too! What a great idea for some summer-time bonding. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Cheers, Renee
    http://motherdaughterbookreviews.com

    • Thanks Renee! It was truly wonderful to serve our community like this together as a family. I hope our kids learn a valuable lesson about volunteering and giving back by being with us as we model it. 🙂

  6. oh, i remember when i was a kid going to summer camp….. 😀

  7. So glad to have you back. Happy to hear that the kiddos had an awesome time and so did you.

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