Posted by Frances Lindsey on June 26
For those of you who don’t know me I’m Frances Lindsey, Camp Mom during the summer. I was a camper myself many moons ago with my sisters. My mom was a camper too back in the 1950’s. I even sent my children to Skyline. So as you can see Skyline means a lot to my entire family. I truly have the best job on campus so I want to take you around my day at camp so you can see it through a mom’s eyes.
We started this beautiful day with a story about Mary and her faith at Morning Watch. After Morning Watch we move on to Flag Raising then to a delicious breakfast. As always after breakfast the kids go back to their cabin to clean up. Every cabin at camp has a caper chart with jobs listed for each girl to help in the cleaning process. You would be amazed at how our mini campers to the Riversiders can sweep, take out the trash and make up her bed. Hopefully they will all continue this when they get home.
Club meetings begin at 8:30 and the girls are busy learning songs, talking about club spirit and even braiding hair. As you know no one has found the horseshoe…yet. I’m the one who hides it and gives the clues and I was really hopeful that today was going to be the day. So whichever club eventually finds it will re-hide it with me for the other 2 clubs to hunt for it. Whatever club has the horseshoe by banquet night gets a lot of points!
My favorite activity today was Beach Volleyball. Your girls are so sweet to include me, teach me, and basically put up with me. I learned how to serve and how to volley. Since I was new to the game and older than all of them they were very patient. After working up an appetite I headed on over to cooking to grab a smoothie. You’ll love your daughter to make this for you when she gets home!
And on that note, working Beli-Deli is where I get to see so many kids and their nice manners. You would be proud of all of the please and thank you’s I receive. Beli Deli is where your child has the opportunity to grab a snack and just hang out with 200 or so of their friends. As you’ll see in pictures we now have a Book Nook on both sides of the river for the girls to have time to just sit and read. And of course the Gaga Pit and the rope swing are always a favorite during this time as is sitting on the gym steps and making friendship bracelets.
Arts and Crafts girls have been busy making all kind of crafts using nature as they’re main tool. It has been fun to see the creative juices flowing. We have a mom of one of our past camper/counselors that is teaching the girls and she really has them inthralled allowing them to use sticks, pinecones, flowers and maybe a little hot glue. Amazing!
I also have the opportunity to sit in on Sally’s Bible Study. Groups 5 and 6 that choose to take this class are learning about The Lord’s Prayer. Sally has such a gift of teaching. I’m always amazed at the number of girls that want to learn more about God’s word. And make sure to check out Larry’s Caving and Repelling pics from their day trip off campus. Those are some brave girls! And what an opportunity both Sally and Larry have to pour into your girls.
Tonight’s activity is a classic…Movie Night. It’s nice to slow down a bit and enjoy a movie under the stars. At this moment I am sitting on the tennis courts watching Camp Rock with all 200 of my besties and eating popcorn. It’s great when we all start singing the songs and even doing some of the moves as a group. No place I’d rather be!
Well I hope you have all enjoyed your day as much as I have and that you got to see a little bit of camp through a mom’s eye. I truly have the best job!
Camp Mom. Wife of Cooper. Proud mom of three. Birmingham Southern grad. Homesickness extraodinaire. Maker of the famous Franny Dip. Lover of evening coffee.