This past week was the last before camp groups start coming, so the summer staff took off for a three day backpacking trip. They arrived home on Saturday afternoon and last night we had a progressive dinner as sort of a “last hurrah”. Since the permanent staff is almost all new this year, we had never been in some of the houses until now. Our group rotated from salads to appetizers to sides and finally to the entree before we all gathered at the chuckwagon for dessert.
I caught the camp facilities manager-chaplain mid-bite of his custom made ice cream sandwich dipped in melted chocolate chips and sprinkles.
One of the summer staffers followed the same pattern.
I think I heard today that the first church camp starts on the 12th or about then, so our relatively quiet meals at the lodge will be done for a while. It’s amazing how loud the dining hall can be with 200-300 campers! We’re praying for these summer staffers who not only provide all the programming for camps but also do maintenance, housekeeping and anything else that is asked of them.
The RV park was fairly busy this weekend with Frontier Girls, mostly in tents. I haven’t seen the schedule for the coming week yet but I am sure we are on the way to a busy summer. Our co-hosts, new fellow full timers Max and Paula Reser, arrived on the 1st and today is our first real day off since May 15. It feels good–I may even take a nap!