Saturday, June 9, 2012

Summer Camp

Carson went to his first overnight camp, at age 6! Our church takes 1st-4th graders to Carolina Creek Christian Camp for four nights to have fun and learn about God. He has always been Mr. Independent so we weren't too worried about him getting homesick, especially because he will go stay with my parents for a week at a time.
He left on Monday, and this was also the first time for me to take all three boys out by myself. Deacon and Bennett were on their best behavior.
We even got to wait with the other parents to wave Carson off on the bus.

The church had boxes set up to put mail in, which ensured he was able to get a letter each day without having to worry about postage.
They told us in advance that they would have the boxes set up, so I was able to create his mail beforehand. Because he is only going into 1st grade, reading a long letter wouldn't have meant as much to him, so instead I sent photos with short messages on them. He told me afterwards that the pictures are what kept him from being homesick:

The best part of camp (well, at least in my opinion) is that the church created a facebook page and updated it constantly with pictures from each day, so we were able to see him having fun before he returned. And I was able to have more pictures to add to the blog!

Another great feature were their amazing cabins:

Carson's group stayed in the zebra cabin. They even had a chant:

"Zebra, zebra, black and white, we think Jesus is dynamite!"
They had theme nights, one of them being Western Night.
With hayrides
pony rides
and a petting zoo.
There was a HUGE playground, named The Jungle.
Putt-putt golf
They played sports in the gym.
He also spent his time shooting bb-guns and archery, and rode a boat.
They had worship each night where they sang and danced.
He loved his counselors, Garrett and Big C, and even won an award for Most Enthusiastic!

Carson's favorite part was the waterpark!

Carson says he definitely wants to go back next year and said he wishes he could go to church every day! Success!!


happy's mommy said...

Wow! That makes ME want to go to camp! Or move south! ;)


Meridith said...

That looks like such fun!

The Scott Family said...

I know! We were totally jealous that we were not invited!!

Cheap BB Guns said...

Wow! I hope you people are enjoying nicely:) Off-late in exhibitions we will be getting chance to play with bb guns:)

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