Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tales From the Camp: Vol 2

Well, tomorrow's the big day. That's right - tomorrow, we leave for Camp Grace.

And would you believe it? My house is clean. Thanks mostly to my sister who came and helped me tackle it. Seriously, it took 2 days. Not that I would have ever let it get that bad or anything.

Anyhow, I thought that in honor of our departure (and because who knows when i'll be on here next with camp being in throes of finishing construction right now . . .) I would share one of my favorite moments from camp last year.
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*Once again, names have been changed for protective purposes.

Meal times at Camp Grace are particularly fun affairs, full of laughter, spills and loud exclamations of delight over the quality of camp food. Or not so much that last one, but whatever.

Meals are taken in the large “Lodge” which is decorated with all manner of deer heads and stuffed quail. It’s charming, really.

After meals are over, cabins are dismissed one by one once they stack their chairs. This gives some of the leadership a chance to talk to the kids who are left hanging around and waiting for dismissal time. On this particular evening, one of the leadership team (we’ll call him Yelnats), was joking around with the youngest boys cabin. The littlest boy in the cabin, we’ll call him Junior, was also the most spirited and excitable kid at camp that week (and he threw the best tantrums but that’s another story for another day).
Yelnats noticed Junior was peering up at one of the large deer heads hanging on the wall next to a window. Then Junior would stare out the window, before walking back over to the deer and wrinkling his nose in confusion. Finally, Junior came up to Yelnats and asked him:

“Is that thing real?”

“Well, I suppose you could say that. Actually, it USED to be real and now it’s stuffed by what's called a "taxidermist," but yes it is a real deer head.” (notice how concise and well-spoken Yelnats is)

Junior furrowed his brow and peered out the window again. Desperately trying to see behind the deer's position on the wall.

“Well then,” he asked, “Where are its feet?”

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the laugh :)
    We will bid you goodbye for now. Look forward to hearing about your camp andventures. Have fun and God bless!

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  2. cant wait to hear more of these :)

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  3. Can't wait to hear about all of your fun!!!!!! Havfe a safe trip!

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  4. That is too funny! Thanks for the laugh! Have a great time at camp.

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  5. Hey Becca -

    We just wanted to let you know that we love you and your site! Hopefully you'll see this before you leave for camp, but we wanted to let you know that we featured you today as our "Fan of the Week." :)

    Thanks so much for all of the encouraging words you have shared with so many people!

    ~Angie & Amy
    co-founder of iHeartFaces

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  6. Congrats on being the FOTW on I heart faces! It looks like you have a full and exciting life!

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  7. you, dear girl, are a hoot.

    hope you, yelnats, and the gang have so much fun this week!!

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  8. Isn't it ironic that you're fan of the week on I ♥ Faces the week you'll be gone? :) Hopefully it will be a nice surprise for you when you get back. Best wishes! You do a wonderful work with children who absolutely positive adult role models. Don't worry about the house...messy people are the most creative. :) (At least this messy girl likes to think that!)

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  9. Congrats on being Fan of the week over on I Heart Faces. You are such a wonderful woman.

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  10. Congrats on "fan of the week"! You truly are an inspiational person!

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  11. It is great to see you are the FOTW at I Heart Faces. Yea for you. Can't wait to see your entry this week!!

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  12. I am so glad you are the fan of the week. You take wonderful pictures. The thing I love the best about your pictures is the love I see when I look at them! That love is a wonderful thing! It is better than the best lens in the world. It is better than all the actions on photoshop that money can buy! Thank you for being a blessing! And thank you for being used by God in a great and wonderful way! I am proud to know you! XO : )

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  13. Congrats on FOTH at Iheartfaces! And you go girl with this great ministry you work with!

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