Bugle Call – Week 4 – 2008

Second session is off to a booming start! Camp is filled to the brim with joyful girls who have brought a bounding enthusiasm for all of the activities this week. Sunday evening’s Council Fire set the tone for the session by reviewing the three elements of Grace from first half—Availability, Patience, and Self-Control—and introducing Generosity as this week’s focus. Campers entered the week with the reminder to recognize the needs of others and offer what they can to meet those needs.

Morning activities ran smoothly, although some rainy weather called for a few revisions on the waterfront. There was a range of afternoon activities available, including a woods adventure, swimming, playing in the mud pits, climbing on the rock wall, volleyball and basketball, jazzercise, sailing, waterskiing, team building initiatives, tennis-golf, and auditions for this summer’s musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. For Cabin Day, cabins were scattered throughout the woods and the beach. Little Dipper, Stardust, Gulls Nest, and Driftwood headed to the waterfront for clay pits, rock painting, or other fun beach games. Everyone else in camp enjoyed the woods in some other capacity, including cooking, climbing and swinging in the ropes course, and team building initiatives. Evenings were lively with Monday’s bombardment game, Tuesday’s soccer game, Wednesday’s inspiring testimony service, Thursday’s brown bag skits with a twist, and Friday’s counselor hunt. Meanwhile, the 8th grade cabins spent the greater part of the week on North Manitou Island for a 3-day hiking trip.

In all, camp is harmoniously doing what it does best: providing an atmosphere for girls to play together, learn about themselves, and grow in their relationship with God.