Saturday, June 21, 2008

Getting Ready for Girls Camp

Well, we spent the day making stage props, key chains, and necklaces for girls camp. I took some pictures of our handiwork. The theme for the camp is "Anchored to Christ." Camp is near Ville Platte, Louisiana, deep in the heart of Cajun country. The anchor was cut from plywood (my old model railroad board - sorry, Dad, but the track was in a state of disrepair and couldn't be rescued anyway). I've never seen a stainless steel anchor, but Mom wanted silver. I put the yardstick next to it so that you could see the size. The key chain and necklace are apparently to thank adult leaders and the girl leaders (respectively).

Last week we were on the high adventure trip near south Padre Island. We camped in a great place on the Arroyo Colorado, about 15 miles north of the Mexican border. The waterway leads to the Laguna Madre. A pod of dolphins swam up the river right by our campsite - lots of fish in the river for hungry dolphins. We had an Altamira Oriole nest in the tree above our campsite, and there were a flock of wild turkeys - at least 7 of them - that wandered through camp in the mornings.