Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Church Camp

We all had such a wonderful time at Church Camp last week. We hadn't been in 8 years (due to various circumstances) and it sure was great to go back!

Food was definately a highlight for the children -- a cafeteria line with free reign!

Mornings were spent in sessions -- the adults in the main auditorium hearing talks on Proverbs and the kids in age-specific classes, which they loved!
In the afternoon there were organized sports and swimming.
Here the kids try kickball for the first time:
Camp was held on the campus of Asbury College in Kentucky. A very lovely setting.

The town of Willmore lined their streets with these beautiful hanging baskets.

Mommy and James braved the 95 degree weather one day to walk into town for an icecream at the soda fountain:
We spied a random pot of basil sitting on the main street -- must be for someone's kitchen!

The children loved being surrounded by so many friends!

I enjoyed the architecture and the roses planted everywhere:

And I tried to turn a blind eye to what the children were eating. They NEVER get this stuff at home:

I helped out in the preschool class a few times. It was very well organized with plenty for the children to do. James and David had a great time!
Rachel discovered she matched her friend!

Pool time was definately a favorite:
David insisted on spending time with Calvin and Patrick whenever possible.

We all enjoyed seeing many friends who live far away, and making new friends as well.

I think we'll be making an effort to return much sooner than 8 years!

7 comments:

Mary said...

Last time Rachel was the one in the stroller! Oh how time flys. Mary Farrand

Margaret said...

Looks like a lot of fun! It's been about 8 years since I went as well. I was in junior high at the time. Maybe I'll get back there soon.

Lovella ♥ said...

I went to church camp once...but yours looks like much more fun. It looks wonderful.

rohanknitter said...

That looks like such a nice time. We have a church conference coming up this weekend - one of the biggest highlights for my boys is the cafeteria, too!

Ruth MacC said...

The town looks beautiful. The first time I experienced a Vacation Bible Club was here in this estate 6 years ago. A team from Texas came over to help us out, three years in a row! We skipped a couple of years and this August a Church from Banbridge are helping us out. I am relly looking forwards to it.

As for the out door swimming pool. I remember going to the one in my village of Blackrock as a child, brrrrr!


BTW, you are looking very well these days:0) Good to see it.

carlaquigley said...

I remember being at covfamikoi when I was 11...good times!

wendee said...

Looks like you had fun!