We’ve Reached The Summit

We climbed up all week long.  We talked about things that needed to be talked about.  We persevered.  We ran races, put out fires, sang loudly, screamed, chased each other, and had a dance party.

As I mentioned yesterday, I got a new camera and couldn’t promise not to take 5000 pictures today.  I managed to get in a shocking 250 only, and a lot of them are just testing out the settings, but there are some pretty spectacular shots from this, the last day of Summit.

Here is a shot of Isaac, Chris and Sherri’s youngest, chilling with Josh and Jordanne for the morning.

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Here are just a sampling of the scenic shots I grabbed of the waterfront today.
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Check out the tableaus that Natalie and Bailey were working on with the Drama group.  They were freeze-framing The Three Little Pigs.
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Here’s MEEEEE!  I handed the camera over, and I hardly make it in here, so I thought I’d self promote a LITTLE bit.


Lunch was spy themed.  Many kids were sitting at all kinds of different tables other than where they should have been, so I was quite confused.  The best though, was the cabin that had the boys wrapped in bags and towels, and one ate by moving from place to place all over the dining hall.  Epic.  It was no surprise these boys won the dress up challenge today.

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Here are our Junior Lifeguards, all finished their training and glad to be done!  They looked like they had a lot of fun throughout the week, though.

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This afternoon, about 65 of our 99 Summit Campers signed up to do an island swim.  Waterfront Director Aunt Lynn took three heats of kids out to the island on the pontoon boat, dropped them off, and then with 10 kayakers, the e-boat, and Lynn and I on the Pontoon Boat, we had an excellently guarded selection of kids who swam the just over 400m back to the swimming dock.

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"Uncle Daniel!  I need a beach save!"

“Uncle Daniel! I need a beach save!”

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Tonight’s dinner was banquet night, and look how snazzy Madelyn and Isaac look!!


Speaking of kids, Vernon and Sarah showed up a day early for Fam Camp (which starts tomorrow!!  How many of you are stoked!?), and they were quickly surrounded by a throng of girls oohing and aahing at how cute Wyatt is…… and Paul got his fill of little babies, which is good, since his youngest is here, at Summit.

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As if today wasn’t full enough of being on boats and in water, it was time for one last waterfront staff photo.  They all got on paddle boards and paddled out to the Jesus Saves rock.  Lynn put her paddle board onto the pontoon boat and drove me out there to take some pictures.  We anchored, and I took some shots.

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Lastly, we had a Kahquah Dance Party for part of the last Underground tonight, and let me tell you, I couldn’t stay long enough to take more than a few pictures.  Picture this……. 100 kids, all their leaders, some support staff…… jumping, dancing, grooving…. in the lower level of the lodge… when it was quite warm all day today.  It was STINKY and HOT down there.  I left quickly.

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Aunt Shelley, our awesome craft leader this week, gave me all her pictures from the past two weeks.  Here are the cabin shots from this week.  Thanks Shelley!

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And as the sun sets on our last week of Kids’ Camp and we switch gears to Family Camp, we want to thank you all so much for your support, for sending us your kids, for praying for us, for partnering with us, and for keeping us on our toes.  We wouldn’t be here without you.

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Please keep following through Family Camp if you feel so inclined.  In theory, the blog won’t be quite so involved, but I’m looking forward to continuing to keep all of you who want to know what’s going on informed.  Also, if you’re interested, I believe there’s still some space here during Week 2 and 3, so if you’re not already planning to attend, we’d love to have you!

Until Sunday,


One thought on “We’ve Reached The Summit

  1. I love reading your posts!! This week I even saw a few familiar faces. I went to Camp Kahquah many years ago!!! I now live in PA. We hope that one of these years we can attend family camp!!

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