Tuesday, June 15, 2010
"Wake up in the morning feeling like a CILT..." and the rest of our cheer can be heard echoing through the Tecumseh plains. A favorite line is, "we're leaders, not cheaters, you love us more than Justin Bieber."
I love how quickly people become your friends at camp. I love how quickly you find out all the things you have in common. I love how quickly you become a family. I love how people are pushed and encouraged to be the best versions of themselves here. I love that God is so very present in every day.
As camp has kicked off week 1 I can unfortunately no longer post as often although I don't want to quit this blogging-hobby yet. Two days ago I met the 42 campers of Session 1 2010. Let me tell you, they have already exceeded my expectations and I can't wait to see what the next two weeks will hold.
I get to work with these kids all morning. Today after chapel we went to the leadership center to practice our team-building with some mouse traps. (Trust me it's cool) At lunch we performed our cheer for the first time and I was so proud.
In the afternoon my campers go hang out with their adopt-a-cabins of younger kids. With my campers out "adopting" I follow them around to observe and play with all the little kids too. Today I went on a mud hike with Warriors, did some friendship bracelets with Catawba cabin, and tried to finish the pool challenge with two Brave girls, Leonie and Alex.
Yes, I get the best of both worlds- it's a sweet deal. Already I see such potential in these CILTs and know that there are so many future all-star counselors in this group.