Between a Rock and a Hard Place

High School Adventure is bouldering at Stone Fort near Soddy Daisy today. A few first time climbers amidst some seasoned folks – these kids are impressive.

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A Few Things…

In preparation for picking up your kids this afternoon, parents, here are a few things to make your departure simpler:

  1. Pick-up starts at 3:30pm sharp. Please come to the Pavilion to find your camper(s) upon arrival. You will then be able to help your camper “move out” of their cabin.
  2. Please make sure you sign your camper out at the registration table.
  3. Make sure you check in with the nurse if you have any meds you need to retrieve.
  4. Vespers will begin at 4:o0pm at the Pavilion. Please join us in closing this session with a few songs and a short message.
  5. There will be a table with t-shirts, sunglasses, long-sleeve shirts, car stickers, photo cd’s, etc. where you can purchase extra JKC swag.  Stop by and take a look – let us know what you would like to see offered in the future.
  6. In the next few days, please take a few minutes to sit down with your camper and fill out a short online survey. Let us know your thoughts, praises, suggestions, etc. to make your child’s experience even better!
  7. If any high school campers are interested in MORE camp this summer, we have a few spots available for Senior High Adventure Camp. This camp will climb rocks, paddle rivers, hike mountains, sleep in tents, and more! Check out the registration table or our website for more information!
  8. For younger folks who want to spend another week at camp, we have Night Owl & Native Ways still to come this summer.

Again, thank you for letting us hang out and play with your kids for the past two weeks. We have had an amazing time of fellowship and fun and look forward to having them all back again in 2012!

Have a safe holiday weekend! See you soon!

Marathon Camp – The Finish Line

We have had an amazing two weeks here in Ten Mile and we are so sad to see them come to a close. The campers and staff have played hard, made great new friends, adventured together, and spent quality time with their Maker in the natural setting of camp. There’s not much that beats a sunset Vespers service overlooking the lake while sitting around the campfire – close your eyes and maybe you can feel, smell, hear a tinge of what your kids have experienced during their time here.

“Traveling Vespers” on the hill.

 

Stop #2 on the Traveling Vespers.

I still look back on my summers spent at camp as my fondest, not because of the games we played or the crafts we made, but for the time I was able to spend getting to know God in a way that just gets lost in every day life – and I got to do that with some of the best friends in the world. I am ever thankful for those friendships and the influence my counselors had on my life. It is our hope, as the staff of John Knox, that your children (grandchildren, nieces, nephews, kid down the street that you know at camp, etc.) come home full of lifelong memories, love, laughter, and a deeper sense of self.

Thank you for allowing us to take care of your children the last two weeks – we hope they have had as much fun as we have!

Check back tomorrow for more details on check-out and how you can share your thoughts on your child’s experience!

Marathon Camp – Days 9 & 10

We’ve had a jam-packed fantabulous time the past few days – an outing to Mayfield, skiing, photography lessons (by yours truly and our staff photographer), cooking 101, card games, crafting, kayaking, campwide Relay Races, Elegant Dinner, & more!

Here’s a look at a select few of the happenings:

Elegant Dinner decor + Campers waiting to be seated

Action shots during the Choice Day Photography session.
Photography kids capturing the morning’s events…
Kids on the high ropes course – Elvis Walk.
1…2…3….Jump!
All Camp Relay: First Leg – Slip & Slide
Second Leg – Kayak Lake
Third Leg – Horseshoes
Fourth Leg – Nametag Making

 

Relay Legs – MultiVine, Clean the Table, Run & Roll, Basket Toss

Who knows what’s in store for tomorrow?

(I do – but you’ll just have to wait and see!)