Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wordful Wednesday: Crossing Women's Camp 2019


Last year was the first annual Crossing Women's Camp through our church. I had such a good time that I immediately signed up when it was time to this year. A couple weeks ago I spent Friday night and part of Saturday there with about 50 other women, and I'm already wanting to go back.

Friday night's supper of Parmesan crusted chicken, spaghetti with sauce, and breadsticks

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.

Me, Allyson, and Amanda (Jason's ex-wife)
Goes to show that exes can get along and become "family" (and wear matching shirts!)

One side of the housing building was for bunkers who wanted to get an early start at bed.  Very few gals opted for the 10 pm "Lights Out" option.  Which meant the other side (where I stayed) housed the rest of the women.  Bunks were lined up in prison formation.  Us late-nighters were up till 1 a.m., when the "room mother" shut off the lights. 

My bunk bed
I slept on the bottom

Tisha sportin' a fur coat that was passed around quite a bit.
Karaoke was an absolute blast.  I didn't sing but made one heck of a backup dancer.

Rhonda belting out a song

The scenery of the entire place was so serene and peaceful.  Although our time was spent worshiping God and doing devotionals, there was also a lot of time for fellowship.  Campers had options to make a t-shirt tote bag, play board games, sing karaoke, roller skate, and go on prayer hikes. 

beautiful scenery

dining hall

This year had about half of the attendance of last year.  I actually liked the smaller group better.  It seems that gave us the opportunity to intermingle with other campuses and make more connections.  My only complaint about the entire experience was that it didn't last long enough.  I'm voting for another one in the fall.

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

roller skating in the gym


Sparkles and Lattes said...

What a great Easter weekend. I haven't slept on a bunk bed in forever!