Monday, May 18, 2009

Summer Camping Fun

[This is a "canned" entry prepared in advance, because if you are reading this, we are camping at Mounds State Park here in Central Indiana. Our Christian Campers Fellowship members gather at a camping facility for three to four days each month from May through October.]
We enjoy our summer campouts with a congenial group of friends, most of whom reside in central or northcentral Indiana. A typical camp week starts on Sunday afternoon when usually three or four "advance" units arrive and set up in the chosen location. By Monday evening, most of the group will be in attendance. We hike, bike, play games or just kick back and enjoy nature. Tuesday evening there is a "pitch-in" or pot luck or whatever you may call it, in which everyone shares a dish for all. Each evening, we gather around the campfire for a devotional time of singing and receiving a scripture lesson by one of the members, after which we hang around the fire and visit until someone starts to snore. By Wednesday afternoon, a few are leaving and on Thursday the rest break camp to leave the facility for the family weekenders.
At Salamonie State Recreation area last fall, we participated in Senior Week sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. One of the activities was learning to carve in cottonwood bark. These examples were the result of our efforts. The one on the left was done by BBBH and the other one by yours truly. Fun.