Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wordful Wednesday - Crossing Women's Camp

water slide that dumps you into the lake

Late last year our church was able to purchase a camp at a price that couldn't be beat.  After some cosmetics and improvements, the place is now able to be used.  I spent Friday night and part of Saturday there with about 65 other women, and I'm already wanting to go back.

I felt like I'd been transported back to my 12 year old self, being sent away to church camp.  Exploring a new world and meeting new friends.  I was waiting for someone to break out the autograph books.

But, rather than getting to stay a week, we got less than 24 hours.  That's what we get for being adults with responsibilities.

One side of the housing building was for bunkers who wanted to get an early start at bed.  Only about 20 gals opted for the 10 pm "Lights Out" option.  Which meant the other side (where I stayed) was pretty full.  Bunks were lined up in prison formation.  Us late-nighters were up till midnight, when the "room mother" shut off the lights.  

My bunk happened to be directly across from the one and only downstairs bathroom.  Which means I can say that EACH and EVERY woman had to get up and go pee at least once.  

Peaceful Scenery Selfie

Ali taking in the scenery

The scenery of the entire place was so serene and peaceful.  We spent a lot of time outdoors, walking the trails and going on a prayer hike.

Although our time was spent worshiping God and doing devotionals, there was also a lot of time for fellowship.  Campers had options to go horseback riding, play games, paint on canvas, color books, exercise, and lots more.  Like I said, just like church camp back in the day.  We even had to fight for shower time.

Our bunk house and dining hall

Fooseball and Jenga

My only complaint about the entire experience was that it didn't last long enough.  I'm voting for another one in the fall.  

Yes, us grown ass women had a bounce house!  I'm jealous I wasn't one of the girls who had the bright idea to sleep in it.  

Did you ever attend church camp as a kid?  Or as an adult?