Two Lanes Go to Camp Cross
(The Lanes in this instance are not a type of road, instead they are two young boys from St. Luke’s family.) At the Well Service last Sunday, Henry and Debbie Lane offered up the blessing that their two older grandsons (Alex and Trent, 5th and 4th graders, respectively) had a wonderful time at Camp Cross’ Intermediate Session. They especially liked the food. According to Trent, "The food was great, even breakfast. We had bacon every day!" Alex added, "The best breakfast was on the last day - we had coffee cake."
This session at camp was the first time the two brothers were apart from their family and they were able to room together, along with their two cabin mates. Although Alex was a little homesick one evening, Trent was able to think about other things and even attempted to distract his older brother. Camp must be an ideal place to sleep because they overslept on the first morning. The sound of the second bell woke them and they had to rush to get dressed and meet for morning exercises. "I can get dressed in a hurry when I have to," said Alex quite confidently. Trent chimed in, "We didn’t get to shower that morning, but we showered two times (while) at camp."
Alex really liked playing the games and making new friends, "I made new friends, we all made friends." Trent’s favorite was The Gold Rush Game where they collected rocks that were painted sapphire, gold and silver - a scavenger hunt, of sorts, and his team took second place. Trent took the swimming test and was then allowed to swim in the lake, yet Alex opted out because the water was "so cold." They were in separate small groups; Speedy Birches was the name of Trent’s group and Alex was a member of the Awesome Apples. One boy participated in the talent show with his small group and the other plans to take something with him next year so he can join in the talent show. Yes, they both had a great time - even better, each brother had his own wonderful experience at camp.
At campfire on the last night there was a stick ceremony: campers say a prayer of thanksgiving and toss their stick into the fire. When asked about their prayer, they responded in unison, "I tried to remember everyone’s prayers and there were a lot of prayers, I don’t remember mine." One thing is certain, they were happy they were able to go to camp. If you have never been to Camp Cross, here is some advice from two very enthusiastic campers. Alex: "Camp is great!" and Trent: "Go to camp!"
Please read their thank you notes on page four of this week’s Let’s CONNECT.
Editor’s note: Hailee Jo (NJ’s daughter) and her side-kick Toby also attended the Intermediate Camp. They think camp was awesome, they had a great time and are, reportedly, already planning on going next year. (Hailee’s thank you note can be found in last week’s Let’s CONNECT - access that issue on the archive page of our website.)