Sunday, August 18, 2013

Girls Camp

This summer I was able to go to Girls Camp for my LDS church for my 6th, and last year. And this year they changed the way things worked. Usually cabins were divided by ward, and everything was run by adults. But this year cabins were divided by certification year, and all the oldest girls were assigned to cabins in pairs as "cabin moms" . So my best friend Heather, and I were paired together over a group of 8, 13 year old girls.

The camp experience started as usual... with bored bus selfies. Things got pretty cray.

Once we arrived at camp things were instantly crazy, and I knew that we definitely had our work cut out for us. All the youth leaders got there about an hour before everyone else, but all of our stuff was stuck with them. So while we were supposed to be decorating our cabin we were left running around like chickens with our heads cut off. Finally everyone else (and our luggage) got to camp and we found all our girls and took them up to our cabin. We all started getting to get to know each other, and all of our girls seemed really quiet. BUT OH BOY WERE WE WRONG ABOUT THAT. Turns out we had the craziest bunch. So that was interesting to say in the least.

The second day we went on our hike. Now you see, I'm not very physically fit, and I was exhausted after the first 10 minutes of our 3 hour hike. But aside from that it was pretty good.

After this we were able to have our one and only shower! Which was great!.. until it started RAINING. I was pretty upset about it, but luckily it stopped not too long after it started. Next in line on our schedules was COPE, which consisted of a bunch off team building activities. It was loads of fun. 

For this activity you had to try and climb up the net, then go back down on the other side. Which believe me is more difficult than it both looks and sounds.

This one was more complicated. But basically the whole team had to stand on the platforms and beams while passing the next beam to be placed so you all could cross that one, and so on and so forth. But if someone fell you had to start over. 

For this one there were two wires that started relatively close to each other but grew farther apart as you went along. You had to stand on one wire while your partner stood on the other, and you both had to support each other trying to make it all the way down the wires while keeping your balance.

I mean I think this one is pretty self explanatory, but you were put in a harness and kind of pulled up but and the same time you kind of had to do it yourself pulling yourself up the logs, one to the next, using your partner as a tool. 

For this one someone had to go through the tires, and the team had to help the person through by holding the tires still and pushing her body through.

This was just a couple of the girls singing camp songs.

We got through most of the activities when it started sprinkling.....

Which was no big deal...


At that point we had to walk back to main camp in the pouring rain which was NO FUN, and I thought I was going to die. Once we got back to the cabin we all changed into dry clothes and chilled bc the leaders put us on lock down until the rain stopped. But to be honest, that moment walking back to camp in the pouring rain was probably the most miserable moment of my life. You see, I hate the rain to begin with, but it was a LOT of rain. It also soaked through my backpack and got all my papers wet, ruined my shirt, and broke my camera. So after that point I was no longer able to take pictures for the remainder of camp. Which was pretty lame.

The next couple days consisted of the spiritual night (which was great), testimony night, and many MANY camp songs. If I'm honest I think the thing I'm going to miss the most about girls camp is the camp songs. They are all just so fun, loud, and obnoxious. Haha :) Well in conclusion, camp was fun although it was a lot of hard work. But I was VERY happy when I got home. My camp years will be something that I will remember for the rest of my life, and I'm grateful for all the things I've experienced there. 

Until next time friends...
Au revoir! xx


Heather said...

I just look hawt in so many of those pictures. Love the pictures of other people though ;D Lovely blog, my friend.