The annual Wyld Life All-nighter- 108 kids, 6 destinations, 8pm-7am.
The leaders were ready for the black-out.
Stop 1- Bounce U
In two rooms of bouncy obstacle courses, slides, rooms, and games the kids went crazy. The tower with six layers of stretchy spider webs was my favorite. I ran around with Carly, Saba, and Natalie tackling all of the bouncy attractions in 5:04. I was exhausted.
Stop 2- The Fieldhouse
We devoured stacks of pizza before having club on one of the basketball courts.
Bagel dodgeball was a highlight. Great idea in theory, it kind of hurt to get slammed by an everything bagel.
We sang everything from Justin Bieber to "Lay My Burdens Down". Kids came up front for games with pantyhouse, we stomped on balloons, and Quinn talked about passion and how God uses that in our lives.
Stop 3- Bowling
Occasionally using silly styles of bowling we hit strikes and spares until it was time to move on to the next destination.
This is, "act like you really love your friends" picture.
Stop 4- Orange Leaf
This was every child's dream. There was no limit to what they could put in their cups and they were filled the brim with frozen yogurt, cookie dough bits, candy, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, exploding juice balls, fruit, and cookies. The surprising part was that most of them finished what they took.
Sam dressed up like a CILT for the night. She kept coming up to me and saying things like, "Theta Kappa Lambda," and "totes magotes," and giving me Yurt-5s.
Stop 5- X-cite Laser Tag
At about 3:45 in the morning you'd be surprised you feel after running around shooting people with a lazer gun, hiding behind walls, and finding secret spots. The red team dominated and I played 3 rounds with Nat, Saba, and Carly.
Stop 6- Regal Theatre
The kids sluggishly plopped down in seats to watch "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2." I might have fallen asleep on a row of seats about 15 minutes into the movie.
At 6:55 am the theatre lights came back on and we woke up most of the kids that had fallen asleep.
We put donuts and camp fliers into the kids hands as they walked out the door.
I was in bed by 7:45am. Sleep has never sounded so great.