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Camping Trip

Erik Snyder - Saturday, October 19, 2013

Camping Trip

Although it is good to get off our little hill known as Ravencrest, adventure is never certain. Road trips have a tendency to drag out without the right company, and even with good company it can get old and tiring traveling in a car for hours at a time. Fortunately, the company was pleasant and it took longer for any thoughts of jumping out of a moving car to pop up. By the time our vehicles to arrive at our campsite known as Chalk Creek, the sun had decided to leave the sky and we had to get our extravagant dinner of hot dogs and beans together in the dark while others set up tents. To say the least, the first night was chilly. But the morning made up for it when the sun rose into the sky and warmed us through for the activities of hiking, rock-climbing, and hot springs (which would not have been affected by if the sun was out or not). With our sack lunch in hand, we went about our day in union with one another. At night we were reunited for another meal, huge bond fire, which some opted to sleep by that night while one student stayed up to keep it going and discussions about what God had spoken to us. The second night was likewise chilly. If by chilly the thought of potentially having your toes fall off crosses one’s mind, and the actuality of clothes laid out to dry forming ice in the fibers so you can hold up a shirt and have it resist falling into its natural cloth-like state. Needless to say, going into the camp’s bathroom and warming one’s self by the hand dryer was a common theme. But as we got moving for breakfast and prepared to head back to our hill, the sun came back to warm our bodies. The drive back was easier to handle than the way there, as most were ready to crash into sleep lost in shivering the night before. Another few hours and we were back, Ravencrest welcoming us home with a flurry of snowflakes and fresh coat of white over the pines and ground. As we organized everything packed in cars, a warm meal awaited us consisting of roast beef, potatoes, salad, and vegetables. The camping trip had its hard moments, but together as a community, we overcame it and went through the trials together, overall strengthening our newly found friendships.

- Brittany Alsum

Ramping it up

Erik Snyder - Friday, June 07, 2013

Well the students have been gone for near 3 weeks now and the summer interns have all arrived. As we prepare to get the campus ready for the first group of campers, which will be arriving on Sunday, we are all quite busy. The kitchen is busy at work making sure they've got the meals all planned out, food ordered, and new interns trained. The activity interns have been busily making sure that the events are ready to go, even building a mechanical bull. A.J. Dudek is making sure that the interns all prepared and ready to lead hikes and kayak trips and is actually out this them right now on a camping trip. Domestics is making sure that we've got all the beds and bedding for everyone and that the campus looks its best for when they get here. As we all are busy at work in preparation for what the Lord will be doing here this summer please keep up in your prays, that in all our business we will never lose focus never stop keeping Christ at the center, for it is only though Him that anything we do here will have any true value.


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