As Blue Heaven camper Eleanor E. puts it, “camp is the croutons on the salad of life.” Today, campers were awoken to sunshine and a glorious smell coming from the tucker inn — it’s baked oatmeal day! After stuffing ourselves with the camp favorite, along with lemon poppyseed muffins, everyone headed to chapel to hear Adam B. talk about who Jesus is in our lives and comfort us with the fact that He always knows exactly what we need.

After chapel, campers headed off to begin their morning activities. In basketball, Abby N. taught a class by herself in hopes of achieving her gold bar! Bars were due today, so I saw many campers working hard on their skills in hopes of receiving marks for their hard work. When I walked towards the lake, many of the canoers and kayakers were in the water working on silver and bronze bars. Even though this is her first year taking classes on the lake, Kathryn N. says canoeing and swimming are her favorite classes at camp. On Pippin Hill, mountain biking worked on biking uphill without standing up, and yoga learned some fun new poses. Needless to say it was an exciting morning at camp!

For lunch, we ate delicious quesadillas, chips, guacamole, and salsa. It was announced that the Seminoles won last night’s game of counselor hunt, and CHOCTAW won spirit points!!

Even though it started to rain during free time, it couldn’t stop the campers from having a fun-filled afternoon. After indulging on some trading post, several campers participated in the tetherball tournament or a fun game of gaga ball. Afternoon activities soon followed, and the backpackers got to take on a camper favorite activity… s’mores making!! I had one (or two), and there is no doubt we have some very talented s’mores makers here at camp! Girls in pottery finished up glazing while some of the four-weekers got to throw on the wheel.

Tonight’s evening activity is a new game, Mission Impossible, and I can hear the laughter and tribal chants as I write this article!

Parents, thank you so much for sharing your girls with us this summer. As 1A nears its end, it is so exciting to see how they have grown in faith and self in these short two weeks here. The smiles and laughter that I see everyday remind me of God’s love and how it shines through in all of our campers.


Lucie Christian

Blue Heaven Counselor

Choctaw Forever ‘18