As of Saturday afternoon, everyone is finally here. There were some travel problems (Lindsay’s flight got delayed and then cancelled in Atlanta) but for the most part, everyone had a smooth trip. We just relaxed, hung out, and did a WalMart run on Saturday night. We had to get a griddle because it’d be tough to eat only microwaved foods for the next two months. Sunday we went to church (I sang bass again, my second time ever doing that) and then came back to make lunch. We then took a little trip over to the storage facility where all of the supplies for the summer are located. We found a good amount of arts & crafts fodder, and it looks like some of the guys are coming up with some great ideas. We also found some worksheets and books and plenty of stuff to get the camp going. That’ll definitely be good to start us off. We found some t-shirts from previous years that I think we’re going to try and sell in order to raise some money for more supplies. HOPE ended up not getting a grant that we were planning on, which has thrown a little bit of a wrench into the plans. We’ll make it through- God’s good about taking care of that stuff.
It’s definitely true that the prep work is the hardest and takes the longest of all the work that one has to do. When you’re painting, the taping and covering stuff usually takes as long as the actual painting. We’re in the prep work phase right now, and will probably continue to be doing prep work for a while, throughout the summer as we prepare for future weeks of camp.
I’ll try to have someone take pictures so we can have a record of all that we’re doing. I don’t have a camera. If you have anything to help us out (supplies, $$, a camera), please don’t hesitate to let me know!!
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