Last week, I went to camp with a group of 22 middle school students. The Great Escape we were going to was located in Mississippi, so we had a seven hour car ride to get there. On the way to Mississippi, we made a pit stop in Talladega. We took a little tour around the track, I got to show all the kids how redneck Alabama is.
We did lots of fun things at camp. We swam in the lake, did a ropes course, rode some horses, and learned a lot about God.
I love these kids so much. Before I started my internship, I wondered how I could EVER form a close relationship with them over the course of a single summer. But now? I miss them SO SO much. I learned so much about ministry and building relationships, and about myself this summer. It’s crazy when I look back on the last ten weeks. Absolutely crazy. But, it was so much fun. I learned so many new things (Like seriously, would you ever have thought that THIS GIRL would go down THIS WATERSLIDE? I didn’t think so.)
These students made my summer amazing. They made me laugh so much. I never thought I’d be yelling at middle school girls to make sure to put their pants on before they walked out of the cabin. I never thought I’d be telling them how it wasn’t really the smartest idea to act out that scene from Titanic on a canoe. Middle School girls aren’t always the best at using their brains and that thing called common sense. But, that’s why I love them so much! :)
In other unrelated to camp news, I am HOME (meaning Alabama)! This means that some more consistent blogging may be headed your way soon (please note the MAY. I’m apparently awful at blogging this summer). I’m also trying to get caught up on a summer’s worth of blog posts in my Google Reader and get all unpacked from my summer adventure. But, no worries. All will be back to normal soon (I sure hope. School is starting SOON!) and I’m sure I’ll have lots of new Alabama adventures to blog about. I’m rethinking the direction of this blog, what I want it to be, what the purpose is and all of that fun stuff…so look out for changes! They’re on the way! Yay! :)