Posted by Ivy McCoy on June 13
Hello Parents! For those of you who don’t know me I’m Frances Lindsey, Camp Mom. I truly have the best job at camp by having the opportunity to visit with your kids and love on them all throughout the day. So I thought you might like to have a “peak” around camp though a Mom’s eye…
We started off the day with a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and cantaloupe. From there we head to cabin clean up. I do believe you will be impressed with how well your child can make up her bed and sweep. After the cabin is spotless and the trash is taken out everyone heads to club meetings. It’s fun to hear the leaders teaching club songs and to see some of the older girls doing the younger girls hair into braids.
Today was a big day for the Caving and Rappelling group as they headed out to explore inside Howard’s Waterfall Cave. Please take the time to look at the pictures of this brave group of girls and the tight spaces that they crawled through. Larry is so good at encouraging these girls to be their adventurous selves. And I must say when they got back they said they missed the cool temperature of 57 degrees inside the cave compared to the 91 degree high at camp. They also loved taking a nap in the complete darkness…I was told Larry snores!
Back at camp the ACITs that help in the kitchen by setting out food for all of camp and bringing us seconds, thirds and occasionally fourths of our favorite foods, all wore crowns. One of our admin, Caroline, wanted to uplift these hard working girls by giving them something to exemplify how they are doing God’s work of service. Wearing a crown helps them to know that they are appreciated by all and how God sees them doing His good work. Check out the picture of this awesome group of girls.
One of my favorite times at camp is Beli Deli. I especially love it when I have the opportunity to “work a line” where I take your child’s order. You would be very proud of how nicely they ask for their treat AND how they say thank you. The most popular treats these days are the Frios (popsicles). My personal favorite is Strawberry Mango but lately we’ve been selling out quickly of the Caramel Sea Salt. Other popular choices lately are the Gluten Free Salt and Vinegar Chips with Vitamin Water.
And my favorite activity at camp lately has been Sally’s Bible Study. She has this older group of girls thinking about what kind of friends they want to surround themselves with, what kind of friend do they want to be and what is their friendship with the Lord. She also had them thinking about what the Lord says their parent’s job should be and how they should respect them and not provoke them. My hope is that they all glean something from this study and you will see results of this in their daily life.
Tonight’s Nighttime activity was Speed Challenge. This is a hysterical game and the pictures will tell you so much more than I can if I tried to explain it. Overall it’s an organized mass chaos of games from groups 2-6 that is absolutely so much fun to watch and hear. Clubs earn points towards the Point Cup for this event. Results are… Mounties 3rd, Troopers 2nd and Rangers 1st. And speaking of points the Mounties found the Horseshoe! But there is still time for another club to find it as I will re-hide it tonight with the Mountie Captain. We shall see…
Goodnight from Lookout Mountain! Frances Lindsey Camp Mom
Summer Director. Wife to Brett. Mom to Lola Kate. Jsu grad. Quality time is my love language. Always ready for adventure. Loud and proud.