For those of you who weren’t here, we had an interesting night Wednesday night. At about 2:00, we lost power due to the huge storms. Since we had some families camping in tents and no way to find out how severe the storm was after we lost power, we evacuated all of the campers and adults into Lower Sunwall.
As is expected, Sam and I (Wes) slept through the entire storm, so we were not involved in any of the running around. Instead, by the time we made it down to Sunwall, the families had already broken out the cards and were playing Cribbage and P&A.
When we got up the next morning, I was in awe seeing all of the destruction our trees faced.
(Yes, that chair had been blown from all the way down by the beach. There was a wooden Adirondack chair that was also blown from the beach all the way to the road as well)
(We had to rope this area off because one of the trees that fell landed on our powerlines)
(The Catamaran that we were trying to sell was lifted off of the ground and smashed back into it, totalling the boat)
As tough as it was to watch all the destruction around camp, it was awesome seeing how everyone came together and helped work to get camp up and running again.
Since we were without power, but still wanted to run worship, we had to write out a lot of lyrics out by hand!
Since our wells are pumped electronically, we had to get water from the middle of the lake to boil in order to have clean water to do dishes with.
After a morning of cleaning up camp, it was time to get back on schedule.
We started off with chapel that morning, led by the roots
Thursday was also the hottest day of the summer so far, so we spent a lot of time in the water. We started out having the beach open for all of free time and gave away free ice cream before it all melted, since our power was still out.
After free time, we did water Olympics instead of noodle hockey.
First, we played swamp your counselor, where each Olympic leader sits in the middle of the canoe and they must sink the canoe via splashing
We then set up a game of water polo using the noodle hockey nets
We also had a large game of sharks and minnows, a belly flop contest, and a sand castle building contest
After supper, we still got a chance to play Mighty Mighty as a camp
We got to end our evening Thursday with Holden’s Evening Prayer (after creatively finding a power inverter that could be plugged into a car to power the keyboard)
It was an absolutely insane day, but it was so much fun!