Fall Camping Trip

Monday, October 14, 2013

Our camping trip was, for the most part, AWESOME! Our emoticon bound friend, Katie, had so much fun on her first camping trip. She has muscular dystrophy, and her mother was a little apprehensive about sending her daughter out into the wilderness. But, she helped cook, clean up, went on a emoticon hike, went on a snipe hunt, played a little practical joke on me ("wouldn't it be funny if we tricked Mrs Tamika into thinking the snipe got me").

The meals were almost completely prepared by the girls. This was our first camping trip that was not really planned by the leaders, and it showed. Total carbs for breakfast, except the bananas and apples I bought to break up the carb-fest. Chicken noodle soup for lunch (turned out really good, but we added bologna sandwiches to the meal.) Tacos were the choice for dinner. Of course, there were s'mores for dessert, and a celebratory slice of emoticon for the troop (a gift from one of the other leaders.)

We had a tour of the Girl Scout Museum on site. Camp Chowenwaw was a GS camp for decades, until it was sold to the Clay County Parks and Recreation Department. It sits on Black Creek. The girls absolutely love the place! The lodgings range from tent sites to cabins with electricity, the cabins range from "prison-like" (not my words) to air-conditioned, from big log cabin lodges to tree houses. We are making plans for our next trip, the winter camp out. This one will be in cabins emoticon and hopefully catch a few emoticon to put on our plates!
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    2741 days ago
  • TIGGER2094
    Thanks, guys! The winter trip will be with other troops our ages, with a "glamping" or "spa" theme! Getting giddy just planning it!
    2741 days ago
    It sounded wonderful. I bet they had a ball!! This should really give both Katie and her mom confidence.

    This gave me fond memories of the GS camp I went to at Little Grassy Lake - Camp Cedar Point. I was at Rocky Ledges and it was one of the nicest campsites. We had platform tents. Lots of fun.
    2744 days ago
    emoticon emoticon This sounds like such fun and you are an Awesome leader for them! Even if the food wasnt the healthiest fare HA-hA! The winter one will be great to.. emoticon

    Happy fall! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2744 days ago
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