Saturday, June 28, 2008

Tyler is Home From Camp...


Tyler had a wonderful time at camp this year. I am very proud of him. He goes to a Christian camp here in Michigan where the kids have a lot of fun swimming, tubing, doing archery, crafts..the usual fun camp things. But there is also a large emphasis on learning more about Christ and the Bible. There are two major awards given to campers who go beyond the daily requirements of memorizing their Bible verses and showing a great spirit and sense of sportmanship. Tyler won both awards this year. Above is Tyler receiving the All Around Bible Award for his Bible verse memorization.

This is Tyler (on the right) receiving the 'M' Award. You must first with the All Around Bible before you can qualify for the M, the M is awarded for displaying a good Christian spirit throughout your stay at the camp and exploring the different activities there.

This is Tyler and his camp counselor Ross.

This is his cabin and the group of boys who he stayed with. Tyler is very interested in archery and spent most of his days at the archery range. My father bought him his own bow last year after he completed Hunter's Safety, so I was glad to see it get some use. He won an award for archery also at camp along with 6 other ribbons for athletic events. ALSO, he never bathed the entire week except to swim in the lake and only changed his underwear once. Yuck!

17 comments:

Paula said...

How fun for Tyler. I was a camp counselor one year at our Christian camp. It was sooooo much fun! Congrats on the awards.

Gail said...

You must be so proud of Tyler, what a great young man. Congrats to him. I had to giggle about the not bathing/showering thing...what can you do?...boys!

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Looks like fun. You must be very proud.

Janet said...

LOL! I loved the last part about him not bathing. So typical! :-)

I LOVED summer camp when I was a kid! That one sounds great!

Daniella said...

Way to go! You must be very proud - um except for the underwear/shower part :) I was laughing because my son is in a why do I even have to wear underwear stage? Yuck!

ThatGirl said...

another rite of passage... congrats!

Mr.Brian said...

I was kind of impressed with all this until the end when I read of the bathing and underwear changing... then I was totaly impressed... Gotta love us guys!!!!!
Way to go Tyler!! you dun did good.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Glad to hear he had so much fun but you had me stopping at changing the undies once... ummm

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

How FUN!!!
Looks like he had a GREAT time...
Great Job Tyler...
Okay the no bath and changing undies once... sounds like a boy...
LOL..
Have a Great Weekend...

kerri said...

Camps are such a wonderful experience, I so glad Tyler had a great time. Congrats on the awards, wonderful acheivements.:)
Jennifer went to her first overnight camp(with Mom) and we had the best time.
I am ROLFL at the only changing the undies once, just hilarious!

OH MY #6 said...

too funny about the bath and the undies! But, good for him and his accomplishments.

Lea
xo

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Great job Tyler. You must be so proud of his achievements. Too funny about the underwear thing, but the camp sounds awesome. :)

Hugs,
Jonni

Kristy said...

I am so glad that Tyler had a good time. Astrud loves youth camp and our church goes to a camp on the lake and the kids have a blast and at the same time they are building their relationship with God, what more could you ask for!!!

Chelley said...

Tyler, what a great young man you have! And wow how tall is he???



Congrats to him

Lauren said...

Sounds like he had a great time!

Denise C said...

Wow....what an outstanding young man you have there Kimberley!!! I know you must be one proud Momma! Congrats to Tyler...and so happy he had such a fabulous time at camp....as for the clean clothes he brought home.....(i.e. no baths and only changing underwear once...) at least you won't have a ton of stuff to wash up! hee-hee! *wink*!
(Reminds me of Chelsi at last year's church camp......shew!!! hee-hee!)

Jewels of My Heart said...

Sounds like he had a blast! I know you are happy he is home now. Nicholas goes to camp for the first time on July 7th for TWO WEEKS! I am going to be a mess! You may have to calm me down. lol