Friday, June 19, 2009

Girls Camp 2009

From Tuesday morning until Friday morning I had the distinct privelege of taking the girls in my church to camp. Along with 2 other leaders, we had 15 girls ages 12-18, and Libby.

We went to a campground about an hour away. That was great. It was beautiful on the way up. When we got there, we realized that it was more like a swamp than anything else. There was so.much.mud. Oh my goodness.

We had a great first night. Plenty of drama, as happens with that many girls, hurt feelings, snake finding, running away, etc.

The next day it rained and rained and rained. We had tents with water in them, girls who left things out and they got soaked, and we leaders were getting a bit cranky.

That night it poured again, all night long. On Thursday it rained and hailed and rained some more. Three tents with significant amounts of water in them and one with a broken zipper. We decided to call it. We were done.

Dinner was had, activities were done and I got sick. Yes, I got sick. Throwing up with a baby on my lap sitting in a small bathroom stall. At that point, I grabbed 5 girls (how many had to come with me to get them down the mountain) and went home. I was home by 8:30, in the shower by 9 and feeling much better by 10. I think it was food poisoning.

Next year....I just might stay home.


BeautifulWreck said...

I remember camp at that age. Lots of drama and tears. So far my daughter has not experienced that. I am sorry you got sick. It sounds like it was not a good week.

sara said...

ICK! So glad you are feeling better. We always had girls camp in cabins. I don't know if I would be able to do that for a week in a tent. You are awesome for lasting that long!

Tiffany said...

What a brave sole to even go...and take the babe with have guts! Hope you are feeling better!

Lolli said...

Oh! Sos sorry. Being sick at girls camp has got to be one of the worst things. Yuck!

kate said...

ewe...poor you kim! that sounded like a long week! it was nice to see you at the market and I am glad you are warm, dry, and feeling better!

Heidi said...

I think I would have gone home on Wednesday, but that's because I'm a sissy.

Anonymous said...

Why would you want to miss that?! ;) Sounds truly awful. You're a good person for doing it.