Last Year, Girl’s Camp 2007:
We were up there about 36 hours before we had to call it quits and come home. These pics were taken before 2 wards got flooded and the girls had no dry shoes, this was before we spent 4 hours in the bishop’s camper waiting out the storm, this was before we all ended up muddy and cold after cleaning up in the storm and hightailing it outta there!
This year, Camp 2008:
Crazy, crazy!! We set up camp and had a great first day, most of us even got sunburned! Then we woke up to snow! I took these pictures at about 8 am. – so this was only HALF the snow that came down. It continued snowing hard until we left at 11:30. Some wards tried to tough it out and stayed, but we heard they came home eventually. Lows were in the 20s and currently it’s probably in the upper 30s. No way should we have to tolerate that kind of weather for Girl’s Camp! We tried to be prepared and made sure everyone had 2 pair of shoes, warm clothes and heavy coats before we even left the parking lot of the church. But the weather was too strong for us. The purpose of camp is to learn about nature and bond with each other. The only thing we were bonding with was our sleeping bags! Not to mention our group has a few challenges; 3 Burmese girls who don’t speak english and a 35 year old handicapped woman, and 3 pretty wussy-when-it-comes-to-being-cold leaders (yes, that’s me). So once again we packed up wet, muddy tents and wet, muddy girls and came home. This year we only made it about 30 hours at camp. All the preparation and STRESS I went through! Uggg…what a waste.
We tried to make the best of it and continued activities at home. We had a manicure/pedicure night and watched Hairspray and danced around in my basement one night. And the next night we got together and prepared the Dutch Oven meal we had planned. We had a lot of fun…and couldn’t help thinking that we were really glad we weren’t at Girl’s Camp. Here’s a pic of Esther, Becca, and Scotty…you can see the Burmese girls in the background. There were about 7 with us this night, but 3 came to camp.
I can’t help but LAUGH after reading this post! Pretty unbelievable! Ha ha…ha..frown with disappointment!