Sunday, June 10, 2007
Me in a Canoe
I was pushed out into the lake with no paddle, and had to use my hands to steer my way back to shore. Which I wasn't very good at doing. But I did it.
Today was the first day of camp, the day all the little girls arrived. It was exhausting, but the day has been fun. More fun than I expected. Which is good. I think once I get into the swing of things, it will be great.
Yesterday, all the male staff members had to have a meeting with the boss about what is and what is not appropriate during girls camp. Stuff like, don't ever, ever walk among the cabins. Ever. There are very clear parameters where we're supposed to be. Don't ever be alone with a camper, ever, no matter how innocently or accidentally it may be. We even went over really obvious stuff, like, don't have sex with the campers, and ways to protect ourselves so as to never be in a precarious situation. The boss talked about how a lot of the stuff, both males and females, get really depressed when girls camp ends and boys camp starts. He said he's even lost really good staff members in the past who just couldn't make the transition. It's weird. I guess they are two completely different ballgames. Frankly, I can't wait for boys camp. I'm glad it's second and not first.
I took over 100 pictures today, and we've been having a lot of problems with our picture-loading software. That's frustrating. Anyway, my new friend Charlotte (who, incidentally, pushed me out into the water on the canoe) snapped these of me. Just thought I'd share!
I really miss home, but I think it's gonna be a great summer.