Lets go back to about 5 weeks ago when the spring staff arrived here at camp! Amidst the craziness of final exams, we had some awesome training days and took some time to spend with each other and God, and got to learn everything about spring programming. Right around the end of April is when we had our spring retreat! We had such an awesome weekend full of love and laughter with our camp community. We had almost 20 awesome teens come out to spend the weekend with us, and reflected on our connections in life with ourselves, God, each other, and nature. We also had what potentially may have been one of the most hilarious campfires I've ever seen. It was so refreshing to spend time together and to be at camp during a time that isn't summer.
Then it was suddenly May and groups began coming out to camp! We have had so much fun getting to program for such cool students, and its really reminded me why I love working with youth. From watching kids walk around blindfolded for spiritual activities, to running around the island with pool noodles, spring has been a blast so far. The staff have been amazing as usual, and in our downtime we have been able to learn a ton of new card games, redo the entire outdoor chapel, and watch about 2 seasons worth of The Office. Yesterday was Falcons birthday, so we threw him a surprise party in the rec hall and Honeybadger made us Oreo Lasagna (which was gone as quickly as he made it)
Speaking of staff, about a month ago we got some exciting news that we were able to hire two more programmers for this summer thanks to two student grants! Cue Shadow and Bard, our female and male dorms supervisors for this summer! We were so excited to be able to add more awesome staff to our team. Shadow has even been working out at camp in the spring helping us out in the kitchen and it has been so much fun hanging out together. I think we can all say that we are having an amazing time out at camp, and we know its just going to get better.
One of the things I personally am the most excited for this summer is Lead Week. This will be my 8th lead week in a row (woah), and I cant wait to see all our volunteers come out to get trained on how to be a great camp counselor! We will see you all geared up for Lead Week on July 2nd at Platform 9 and 3/4 ;)