Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Things I learned at Camp

We took a team to Northern Michigan last week to serve at a camp. Here's what I learned.

  1. You really can't take enough mosquito repellent. Not only is the mosquito the state bird up there, they are vicious blood suckers who must be working for vampires. So much blood loss.
  2. While 7-8 hours of sleep is enough for a normal day, it is not enough for a day at camp. When they schedule a nap time, you do whatever it takes to get a dozen boys age 7-12 to silence themselves. If nothing works, pretend you don't see the boys climbing out the windows while you catch a few winks. 
  3. You can catch a 9-year old boy a lot easier after a nap.
  4. While taking a shower, wash with one eye open. Those mosquitoes (and friends) are everywhere!
  5. It's best to guard your more sensitive spots at all times while hanging out with young boys. 
  6. Tether ball is hazardous to your health. Just don't do it.
  7. Northern Michigan lakes are not to be entered. Even in mid-summer, they are brrrrrrr.
  8. Going off a slide is the easiest way to enter cold lake water.
  9. Going off a big slide can be painful upon connecting with cold lake water. 
  10. Using a blob with the daughter you outweigh by 80 pounds can be both terrifying and satisfying. 
  11. Seriously, those mosquitoes. 
What have you learned from your time at a camp?

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