Friday, July 29, 2011

Being an outdoor kid for the next week...

...see ya later!

Just kidding, well kinda - as I mentioned on Wednesday I'll be a cabin counselor at a camp for kids with cancer until next Saturday.  I am SO excited (and a little nervous)!  If you've been a follower of mine for awhile you'll know that I am a HUGE camp girl.  I went to summer camp for 6 years and then was a counselor for another 4 at a sleepaway camp in the Shenandoah mountains in Virginia.  It was heaven (and on a side note I can't WAIT to go back for the 85th reunion later this summer!).  My mom, aunt and sister (as well as a bunch of cousins) went to the same camp so it's a bit of a family tradition (as well as my uncle and brothers went to the "brother" camp).

Good ole' cowpasture river at camp (I've probably shared this pic before)

Anyway, this camp will for sure be a bit different as it's for kids with or recovering from cancer but I have a feeling that it will still have that same "camp" vibe about it.  I am a counselor for 6 girls ages 9-11, one of my favorite ages.  I'm a bit nervous because I only know one person and I just met her on Monday but I'm hopeful that I will fit in and get to know everyone quickly (I'm trying to train myself to not be so shy).  So as I'll be out in the wilderness I will not have access to my blog and so won't have any postings next week.  I think it will be good for me to disconnect for the week and just help others, it's my first experience in my new career path!!

Have you disconnected from everything lately?  How did you feel?  Have a great week everyone and can't wait to catch up on all of your great blogs when I'm back!

Source: None via Peyton on Pinterest

Source: via Peyton on Pinterest

...and of course I had to add a few Pinterest pics :)


  1. Have a blast! And what camp did you go to in VA? I went to a couple; I wonder if our paths ever crossed.

  2. sounds wonderful! have a great time

  3. That is so exciting! I love disconnecting every once in awhile. It's the best way to clear my head:)

  4. I hope you are having a blast camping! Cannot wait to hear all about it!

  5. Great camping Pinterest pictures! Love them! Hope you had a fantastic time!

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