Here I am at Camp Granada. Or at least was….and it was Camps Kahdalea and Chosatonga
This week I:
- Said Mass daily for campers and staff
- Heard a good number of informal, “Could you please hear my confession father…” confessions. It’s always a joy when a young person actually asks for confession.
- Played Santa Claus in camp’s Christmas in July celebration
- Read lots of Flannery O’Connor
- Read a biography of St Maximillian Kolbe
- Led Eucharistic Adoration for the camp staff
- Went on a climbing expedition and climbed a wall
- Went on an overnight camping expedition, with my son
- Ate wild blueberries,
- Saw beautiful mountains
- Got soaked when it rained at three in the morning
- Got more soaked hiking back out of the woods
- Swam in a lake
- Played the Grail Knight (you have chosen wisely) in camp’s ‘Indiana Jones Quest’
- Counseled a few folks with personal problems
- Viewed a food fight
- Said prayers for healing with a kid who came off his mountain bike and bit the dust–literally. His face was messed up real bad and the doctors later in the week were amazed at how quick he was healing up.
- Saw a gal get thrown into the lake
- Took my daughter to Dolly’s Dairy Bar for ice cream and a cream soda
- Spoke to two Baptists and one Episcopalian who think Catholicism is the best and want to convert
- Slept a lot
Sounds like a great time! What’s the nature of this camp? Is there a link? I went to an evangelical sort of summer camp as a kid. It was a great experience actually. It’s been secularized now. I doubt they do stuff like riflery and archery there anymore, it looks pretty wimpy on their website.
My goodness, a month? i used to go for a week! I don’t know if I could be parted from my son for a month. Then again perhaps that attitude will change when he’s a bit older. 😉
Glad you’re back, Dwight – we’ve missed you!
You look more than a little like Andrew Sullivan.