Thursday, August 20, 2009
Young Life's Woodleaf 2009
The week of August 3, Eric and I took Young Life teen-agers to Woodleaf, a camp in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, near Sacramento. It was a week of fun and excitement and exhaustion, a week of reflection and growth. (If you want to know the whole story, let me know and I'll email you the long version I typed for my family.) Woodleaf is what I am now dubbing the "camp of many clothing changes." I decided to keep a tally of how many times I changed my clothes in one day and it was FOUR to FIVE times EVERY DAY! We'd wear one thing to breakfast, and then change into athletic clothes for games and then change into free time clothes, (which usually meant a swimsuit), then change into clothes for our adventure of the day (ropes course or sand rails, etc.) and then into night time clothes, which every few days meant dressing up in a themed outfit. We were life guards one day, sported athletic apparel another day, dressed in 1980s outfits one night, and twice we had to wear "clothes we would never wear again" for the muddy games! We rode the zip line, kayaked in the lake, did the ropes course, climbed the Tower and drove sand rails around a muddy track! You can see now why I love being a Young Life leader--I get to dress up in fun costumes and participate in thrilling adventures. Here's just a few of the 122 pictures I took. Enjoy!