Monday, June 23, 2008

Confirmation Camp...or, who's the REAL turkey here?


I'm out at Camp Carol Joy Holling this week with 8 soon-to-be 8th graders enjoying the wonder that is known as Confirmation Camp. Good kids, looks like good weather, and even air-conditioning in the cush-camp quarters for us adults who don't feel like "roughing it" at night anymore!!!! (Wireless internet, even!!!!)

I have the kids for 2 1/2 hours of Confirmation instruction in the morning, and they get to do the regular "camp thing" with their counselors for the rest of the day, which gives me the freedom to travel from group to group and sit in on what my kids are doing with their counselors, or just find my own bed and take a little rest time if I need it.

It amazes me that I used to be able to do this for a whole summer...one full day here, and I'm already beat. But happy. The staff is great, the kids are having fun, learning, and acclimating, and I got a sweet picture of a group of turkeys at a worship site around 6:45 this morning!!!

I'll check in again. Until then...

LH

3 comments:

Rev Scott said...

Isn't it weird how quickly we wear out these days? I mean, what happened to the 20-something guys that could run around in a parcar singing the Bonanza theme all day long?

Oh, yeah - we got old. Then we had kids of our own. Damn. :-)

Enjoy the week - bringing kids back to CJH was one of the crowning moments for me in MN, something I'll always treasure.

Rev Scott said...

Oh, and lest we forget:

"The TURKEY's

the turkey,

you turkey!"

LutheranHusker said...

VERY nice "Muppet Family Christmas" reference...well done, sir!

Yes, I too mourn those 20-something guys with the non-stop energy. Was that REALLY us?

What gets me is that in 2 years, Kiddo will be old enough to go to camp on his own. Freaks me out just a little bit.

That, and next summer will be 25 years since my first summer as a camper. EEK!