the first half of June

Friday, June 14, 2013

Last week, from Tuesday to Saturday, I was away at camp. That was definitely an experience! I'm used to being at sessions with a select group of ages: elementary, middle school, or high school. Last week was girl's retreat, and all the ages were together for a change. It was strange to be a camper along side the ages I'm used to being staff over, but I definitely had fun. (It was also strange to have to sing the men's part to all the campfire songs. ;) ) One of the funniest things that happened at girl's retreat was at the beginning of the week, a few girls in my cabin said, "we totally have to play some pranks on the other cabins this week." Hilariously, the idea for pranks outside the cabin turned into pranks inside our own cabin and we ended up playing pranks mostly on each other. From frogs in water bottles to sand in beds, it was such a fun week.

The theme for the 2013 MWBC camp sessions is "Seriously?!" (focusing on some of the seemingly 'crazy' things Jesus tells us to do, which make us ask "seriously?!?"), and the girl's retreat classes and talks focused on ACTION. We talked a lot about people in the bible who ACTED on faith, and we also talked about modern day missionaries. On the last night of girl's retreat, a woman who immigrated from Hungary 25 years ago came and talked and it was definitely one of the most inspiring things ever. I love hearing about different places and different people. I loved listening to her stories.

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The second week of June was meant to be the stay-at-home-and-don't-get-worn-out-and-be-ready-for-two-more-weeks-of-camp week. However, I found myself out visiting the elementary age week of camp a whole lot more than I meant to. Those kiddos are a wild bunch, but completely adorable. The sunsets this past week have been totally gorgeous and while it was raining most of girl's retreat, it hasn't rained much this week, which means outdoor campfires (which are the best).

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The first half of June has been fantastic. I can't wait for the second half, where I'll be spending a week with all my camp friends at the high school session, and another week staffing a bunch of precious middle schoolers. Bring it on, June.



  1. Beautiful pictures m'lady.. like seriously, wow.

  2. wow, i love your shots! you have such a talent. sounds like so much fun! x
    - Jianine

  3. love. love. love. :)

  4. These are some really nice photos, Megan! I especially love the campfire ones. <3
    And summer camps with good people are the best, no? :)

  5. these are amazing! love it. looks like you had a good time.

    do you have any tips on what settings you shoot on for bonfires? I always have such a struggle with it..


    1. high iso so it's not too dark + high shutter speed so the movement of the flames and sparks isn't caught in motion––so it's all "frozen" and still. (unless that's what you're going for the 'caught in motion' type of photo ;))

  6. AnonymousJune 15, 2013

    That sounds amazing! :)) i love your pictures too ^^

  7. yayayayayay. I love your camp adventures - last year was my first year without going to church camp (for various reasons..) and I miss it dearly. Sooooo many memories with people I get to see only once a year, but keep a bond with during the rest of the year. Also, your girls retreat sounds AWESOME! I love the theme of it... God definitely calls us to do things we think are impossible or ridiculous or crazy, but He MOST DEFINITELY has a plan, a brilliant, beautiful, amazing plan.


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