Camp Counselor extraordinaire!
|The girls from my cabin this year.|
8 years ago I attended my first Kids' Camp from our church as a camp counselor and was nick-named Special K by the leaders there, and the name has stuck. Now Dave (AKA Brotha D) and I go each year, and have slowly taken over most of the responsibilities. We lead worship, we teach, we plan activities, and make sure the kids have the time of their lives. It's three full days and nights of go-go-go and we bring a bus load of 5th & 6th graders home completely exhausted at the end, but it's wonderful.
|The whole crew - 16 fifth graders, 6 sixth graders, 7 counselors|
|Showing off our silly sides|
It's not just fun for kids either - us counselors have the time of our lives too. The beautiful thing about this age group is that they're old enough to be semi-responsible for themselves and yet young enough that they still listen to everything you say. This is how we could send our kids to bed each night in their rooms and tell them to go to sleep... and they would. This is also how us counselors would stay up for several hours longer playing card games, eating totally unhealthy snacks and laughing until the wee hours of the morning.
|Serious frisbee golfing|
And it's where I got this nice sunburn after telling all my girls to wear sunscreen and then not applying any myself!
|Sometimes not practicing what you preach is painful!!|
However the view to get that sunburn was WELL WORTH IT! We took the kids up to the Alpine Slides for the day and riding the ski lifts up the side of ski bowl gave us the most gorgeous view of not just Mt. Hood, but also Mt. St. Helens, Rainier and Adams all in Washington, and then also Mt. Jefferson and Sisters ridges on the Eastern side of Oregon.
|Riding the chair lift up|
|Part of the track of the Alpine Slide|
|View of Mt. Hood from the top!|
|Leading pre-prayer before our first general session.|
|Having an awesome worship time with the kids|
|Teaching Saturday morning on "knowing who we are in Christ."|
|My cutie-patootie preaching machine of a sexy husband!|
|Who need s'mores when you've got something as sweet as him???!!!|