Halfway thru. Waking up this morning was a bit harder this morning. Our cabin stayed up a little after the 1 a.m. hour. Can I get a shout out for coffee! Our guys were not up acting crazy, but rather sitting around talking and laughing. Even some serious conversations were taking place. Our cabin bonded last night.
Last night was incredible. Night 3 is always country theme. It starts out with a rodeo where the camp is divided into four families. I was named the family head of the Hatfields. Fitting right? Our family competed in the following games: shovel relay, stretcher relay, hippity hop (see pic below), and back spin relay. Afterward we ate a delicious country dinner as we sat on blankets. After club we had a county fair where kids could participate in a variety of fair type games to earn tickets where they could buy funnel cake, snow cones, or even “get” their leaders with a pie in the face, dunk tank, etc. If all this wasn’t enough we then did some dancing – O Johnny O and the Virginia Reel. The kids had a blast. There is something so beautiful about watching kids who don’t normally dance have big smiles and laughs. The night concluded with a hoedown in the club room fittingly finishing with a fruit smash. Boom! Another phenomenal day at Young Life camp.
We started today with breakfast. We also had our 2nd Real Life. Today they had 5 college students begin to share their stories growing up. The hope from this time is that each kid could identify with one person. This also helps us leaders when we meet 1 on 1 with our high school friends to learn their story and help them process life and faith. From Real Life we had the Water Regatta. Back to our families it was ran similar to the rodeo where we competed in different events such as: Sun bathing, sand sculpture, orcas relays, synchronized swimming, and more. After a delicious lunch here we are – free time. Soon the girls will do Bubbles and Randolph County boys head to the trees for the high ropes course.
Tonight will be another ridiculous theme night – quite possibly my most favorite of all. However, you will have to wait until tomorrow to hear about it. More importantly, Croc will share an all important talk tonight that will surely help kids understand the brokenness in all our lives and around the world. Kids are having a blast but they are also leaning in to the talks. Ok, I need to go get ready for the high ropes course. Until tomorrow…