From Mother Laura at RevGalBlogPals
1. Did you go to sleep away camp, or day camp, as a child? Wish you could? Or sometimes wish you hadn't?
My presbytery owned a camp, Camp Grier, in the NC mountains. It was probably 30 or 40 miles from Montreat. Cause we went to Camp Grier, I didn't go to Montreat as much as most Presbyterians my age from outside the presbytery. So, I don't have a lot of memories of Montreat, except swimming once in Lake Susan. Coldest place I'd ever swum. Back to Camp Grier. I went there for a week every summer from the time I was old enough until I finished high school.
2. How about camping out? Dream vacation, nightmare, or somewhere in between?
I love camping out as long as it's not in a camp ground. I could never understand the attraction for driving your RV up to a hook up in a crowded camp and then being outdoors with hundresd of other people. Of course, I'm an introvert. The church I served in MI did a family camping weekend. I went out the first time and found them in a huge campground, chock a block next to each other, crowded in closer together than in the village we lived in . There were as many people at the campground as lived in the village.
I did the High Sierra camps in Yosemite one year. It was fantastic. You hiked in Yosemite from camp to camp. You arrived to find a cot, showers, and dinner. Hike some more, rest or just relax in the beauty. Breakfast, pick up your lunch and off you'd go to the next one. I've backpacked in the Sierras and loved it.
3. Have you ever worked as a camp counselor, or been to a camp for your denomination for either work or pleasure?
My only camping experience was at a denominational camp as a kid.
4. Most dramatic memory of camp, or camping out?
Just the stars, stars and more stars camping along the Snake in Wyoming.
5. What is your favorite camp song or songs? Bonus points if you link to a recording or video.
Kum Ba Ya. Of course.