IMAGE CAPTION – straight to Camp Merri-Mac I’d fly!

Good Morning All You Merri-Mac Girls!

February is a favorite month at camp because this is the time we begin getting ready for camp in earnest. While we are still traveling meeting new campers and staff, we are also starting to plan all of our programs for this summer. Adam has been busy preparing to take our climbing program to the next level by scouting for new rock. Ann is preparing for staff discipleship by finishing her third seminary class. Dan and Stephen are busy putting the final touches on staff. And everyone is beginning to put our sights on the 2009 launch of our new High School Adventure Travel program (more to come!).

We’re also putting the final touches on some of our new construction jobs. We are putting the overhead wires around the Big House underground, replacing bathrooms, building a new counselor section and deck on Comet, building a new covered firing range for Archery, rebuilding our riflery range, and lots of other smaller projects. So there are a lot of things to look forward to this summer. Don’t worry, the most important parts will never change!

From the Mailbag:

Anne Archer wrote from Costa Rica saying, “It’s beautiful and warm here! I am having an amazing time. I’ve spent the last 2 weekends at the beach, and seeing waterfalls, volcanoes, and doing canopy tours through the rainforest, and I love my Spanish classes! I hope everything is going great at camp!” P.D. wrote to say, “Hey everybody! I have been missing camp so much lately. I guess it’s just that time of the year. I just wanted to tell you all that I miss you so much and I love you! I can’t wait to see all of your beautiful, smiling faces again. Also, I am going to be an Aunt again in March; both my sister and my sister-in-law are having babies at the end of March! :)” Finally, Allison says, “I’m going to camp Merri-Mac again!” Allison, we’re just as excited as you are…and can’t wait to see you all!

From This Haven…

Adam and Ann