Friday, June 6, 2008


Camp is finally over... and what a crazy turn of events. Let me start from the beginning.

I had heard the buzzing about there being so much snow at Shalom that we wouldn't be able to go. The YW president told me I should attend the camp meeting on Thursday night at the Stake Center to get the low down. Well, lucky for me my mom is super good friends with the bishop's wife and she gets all the scoop and luckily so did I. I found out Thursday morning that as a Stake we would be camping in Lehi somewhere and that Camp would still happen this week. Needless to say I was super happy about that!!! I didn't want my August ruined you know?! I'm so selfish!

So, At the meeting they tell us things have changed a little. Instead of camp starting Tuesday afternoon it started Tuesday morning - and instead of ending on Saturday afternoon it would end on Friday afternoon. I didn't mind to much because that meant less food for me to cook!!! So I spent the weekend shopping for food. About $700.00 and a near anxiety attack later, camp food was all purchased, and I spent the remainder of the weekend cooking the food i had bought so i would be prepared! On Sunday the camp director and I sang a little song about the changes for camp - to the tune of Count your many blessings.... it was super cute i must admit!!! We told the girls of the changes and they were pretty excited. Who wouldn't want to trade a snowy camp for a sunny one?!

So, Monday I spent the entire day packing the food into coolers and boxes. And loading everything in our giant YW Camp Trailer. Plus, attending pack check and making sure girls brought the things they needed for camp. It was actually pretty exciting except I was beginning to have anxiety about cooking all week! No worries though - It would all work out!

We (Leaders and YCL's) left crazy early on Tuesday morning for our Lehi Camp and started to set up camp before the rest of the girls got there. By the time the girls arrived 2 hours later - My kitchen was set up, we had 3 regular size canopies, 1 massive canopy, and a roof for my kitchen set up. Along with a 20 man tent, and 3, 8-man tents!!! The girls came and we started with breakfast which I slaved over. Okay not really, we had costco muffins provided by the relief society - and fruit and juice, provided by Costco.

By lunch time it was WINDY! But it was okay -we had been expecting some rain on Wednesday and we were prepared for it! I made lunch and we had some more activities - and later we had dinner and more activities. By the time we went to bed I was exhausted! But it was so windy! We went to bed and I didn't fall asleep until 1 a.m. and then i had to go to the bathroom at 2:30 in the morning of course! Dang small bladder!!! I slept until about 6:30 when I had to get up to make breakfast.

After breakfast we had flag ceremony and then came back to the campsite to do some crafts. After a little while it started to rain - not just rain, it started to POUR! So we went the girls to their tents to have some solo time while we went from tent to tent patching up holes, and digging motes around tents just to be on the safe side. By about 11 a.m. we started talking about lunch and needed to change our menu. However, the food I had planned on eating for lunch on Thursday was at my house waiting to come up Wednesday night. The camp director sent me home for it, as well as making a pit stop at Harmons for some things and Maverick for a Dt. Coke for her.

By the time I got back it was pouring in O town, but not so bad in Lehi. I put all the food in my kitchen just in time to be taken to a meeting where - camp was changed again. I guess a lot of the wards were not prepared for rain and were having some serious flooding problems with their tents and the decision was made to go home and continue camp at the Stake Center. What? I know right?!

It took us only one hour to pack up everything in the trailer with the exception of the kitchen and the tents. Everything else was packed. We left and went to the church for lunch and a leader program. At the end of the night we sent the girls home to shower and they were allowed to decide if they wanted to sleep at home or at Sis. Gibb's home on the floor. EVERYONE showed up to Sis. Gibb's. It was so cute! So we camped out on her floor. On Thursday morning we went to the stake center and finished certification and such. At lunchtime we went to the church and had lunch, and then did our activities at the church and prepared for bishopric night. Which ended around 10 p.m. and then went home! That was the end of camp! Can you believe all the changes? There was so much more to it, but i'm exhausted and don't have time to go into all of it. Maybe later if I feel like it!

Oh - one last thing - and this is some wonderful news!!! New Kids on the Block (NKOTB for all of those fans) is coming in concert to the E center this November! I'm SO going! I loved the New Kids on the Block. I do have their greatest hits CD and listen to it on my iPod whenever it comes up! We watched the NKOTB concert video at Sis. Gibb's house.... it was SO much fun! I love doing dorky things! ANYWAY - if anybody would like to go - let me know! It'll be a party!


Melanie said...

I'm glad you survived the camp and that you're back! Have fun at the concert. I saw a couple of minutes of the NKOTB... have fun, I won't be attending with you ;)

Amy said...

Jenny! I'm totally going to NKOTB too! I wasn't old enough to be a huge fan when I was little, and I didn't have an older sister to get me hooked either, but my sister-in-law wanted to go REALLY bad so we decided to make girls night out of it and all my sister-in-laws and I are going to go. Maybe I'll see you there!