JV Kid's camp* is always a landmark in my year. I have often blogged about it, and each year it is refreshing, fun-filled, and sweet. God has used it every year to teach me things and remind me of truths that I had forgotten.
I have posts about camp from 2007
, to 2009
(I skipped 2008 somehow), to 2010
, to 2011
, and now, to 2012-- my very last JVK camp. I start my 4th year of high-school next week, and will graduate next spring. Then, hopefully, I'll be off to college. But sadly, that means I'll be gone for next kid's camp. I can't believe this time of life is over, but I am so thankful for every single year I've been with this group of kids at camp. They are amazing.
To give you a better view of what it's like to be a JVK, and to be a camper, I thought I'd interview my dear cousins, Becca (14), and Kendra (12). What better way to capture camp than through their eyes?
|Wild and Wacky Night|
Here we go...
1. One word for who the JVK are:
Kendra: One word for how I would describe the JVK is FAMILY,.
2. How did you get to JVK camp?
Becca: I carpooled with the Jacksons and spent the night at the Vuletic's house.
Kendra: Carpooling with the Wicks and by staying at the Vuletic house! I love how the JV are so giving!
3. Who were you most excited to see this week?
Becca: Probably Kiley, because I really missed her this summer while she was on furlough
Kendra: I was really excited to see... well...everyone how can you pick a favorite brother or sister?
4. What was the "funnest" moment of the week?
Becca: Volley WHAT?! [something like volleyball played with fruits, vegetables, eggs, a pig's tail, squid etc.- yes, slightly disgusting, but hilarious] and paintball.
Kendra: Wild and wacky night / skit night
5. What made you laugh?
Becca: Skit night and staying up the last night to jump in the lake and play random, slowly progressing (due to rule debates) games.
Kendra: Watching peoples funny expressions when they caught the squid at volley
what and and when someone had the tick [=a clothespin decorated with pipe cleaners that you try to pin on people without them noticing-- if "tick check" is called at any point during the day, whoever is caught with the tick has to do something embarrassing in front of everyone- i.e. singing, interpretive dancing, spelling their name with their butt...] or when they had to get mail [=same embarrassing things, but to get letters from their parents or friends].
6. What made you cry?
Kendra: When we said are good-byes to the people who were going to college I cried a LOT and most of my talks with God.
7. What did you learn that you want to continue on in at home?
Becca: I learned how exciting the Bible is and I want to continue to be excited about it and delight in God's word.
Kendra: Listening to God and reading his Word.
8. Are you excited for next year?
Becca: I am for sure excited about next year! Can't wait to come back with more memories from camp and the upcoming May conference!
Kendra: Yes I am S0 exited I am already talking about it and counting the days 'til next year's!
From left to right: Kendra, me, and Becca.
*A camp for the missionary kids in Josiah Venture