The first couple of weeks were spent preparing the campground for the summer. It was hard work, but we had time in the evenings to go into town, play basketball and hang out. Our days changed a lot when camp season started!
On Sunday nights, the Camp Director for the week met with us and then we hit the ground running. A volunteer was paired with us and we were responsible for 16 campers. We slept in shelters in the woods and our days were full of activity. We were with our campers 24 hours a day. It was exhausting, but every week was amazing!
After our goodbyes at noon on Saturdays, there was more waiting for us. While there was a team of teens who looked after the washrooms during the week, we were responsible for going over the entire campground with a fine-toothed comb to prepare for the coming campers and volunteers. I need you to know that Camp Taconic was huge! The photo below captures a moment on a Saturday afternoon. We are not close to being done and we are waiting to hear about extra work that has to be done in the guest cottages.
We made it through those extra long days. God was our Helper and Strength, and we loved each other. At the end of each week, we would have about 24 hours to ourselves (including sleep and church) and then we would meet with the next Camp Director!