Country Roads...

by Ellen in , ,

Yes, it's the most cliche title for a blog about camp. Heather and I are leaving for camp today, and I haven't been so excited about something in awhile. I mean, there's the whole fancy art school thing in California that I'm pretty excited about, but that's not happening RIGHT NOW, so I get to be more excited about going to camp. Who doesn't LOVE summer camp? If you haven't been, you're missing out. If you're a parent, send your kids. These people have been my best friends for the past 12 years, and that's not changing anytime soon.

Oh, here's where I go: Camp Gailor-Maxon in Monteagle, TN. It's our Episcopal camp in Tennessee atop the lovely Cumberland Plateau, close to Sewanee. If there's anywhere I feel second-most at home (second only to my real home, of course), it's CGM. Don't most people feel this way about their summer camp? I sure hope so. Here is DuBose:

It's very pretty. It feels good in the summer, because it's on a mountain.

This time, we're going for a different reason than usual. Although it's the beginning of camp, Heather and I won't be participants, but we'll be helping out with the 1st-3rd graders at PRE-CAMP, the greatest invention ever. Start 'em out young, that's what I say. So, it's really going to be the most fun people, with the best kids in the world, and lots of good Jesus stuff and playing outside. I'm so excited to experience this with so many of Calvary's much younger generation, because I'm usually there with high schoolers. It'll be new and different, and my time to be at DuBose in the summertime, which is very weird and sad. It's going to be a great few days, and I hope these kids get the most out of their time there, so they can grow into the next best generation of CGMers.