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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Girls Camp 2010

Back in March the bishopric came over to my house and wanted to meet with me and my husband. I was a little worried since we hadn't been in the ward too long. I knew I was going to be getting a calling, since Scott already had one, which I was fine with, but I was also nervous about what it would be. I had just assumed that I would be put in the primary or nursery like I always have been and I wasn't too excited about it. Since I teach school it seems like I'm always the "perfect candidate" for primary. Truth be told, I LOVE my job but I also enjoy my break from kids on the weekends. So when my bishop asked me to be Camp Director I was shocked!!! I was so excited to have something different for once but I was also very nervous since I'm obviously used to working with little kids. As time grew closer to camp I began to get worried that it wouldn't be fun and that I wouldn't like the girls or even worse, they wouldn't like me! Before I knew it, it was August 9th and camp was here. We went to Heber Valley Camp and it was amazing! My girls were so fun and I really enjoyed getting to know every single one of them. They taught me a lot and we laughed so hard!
Our ward theme this year was B.R.A.V.E. which stands for Becoming Righteous And Virtuous Examples. My girls were so funny at making sure "The Babe" was okay. They always made sure that I was "eating for two" and that I wasn't hungry or having to do any work. They also came up with a clever nick name for me "Crispy" which came from the Young Women's president's little boy calling me Crispy instead of Christie haha.Thanks girls for making my first girls camp experience (in ten years???) a fabulous one!

7 comments:

Mathie Fam said...

How could you EVER be worried that someone wouldn't like you!? You're the best Swalz! I am in the YW in our ward and it's such a challenging calling, but I LOVE my girls! Sad that I couldn't go to camp this year because I'm nursing Halle. We did a pre-camp out at the lake and it was awesome! Glad your camp went well! I bet the girls absolutely love you!

The Peterson's said...

I have always wanted that job! I am happy that thing went well for you!

Loftus' said...

How fun - how could anyone not like you?? Silly! I'm glad you had a great time!

Tiercy said...

I love working with the YW. I miss my girls so much...still!! I am sure you made camp fun for them.

Gabe & Melissa said...

That would be a fun calling. Looked like a blast! I agree we deffinately need to get together. Next weekend?! Miss you.

sinika said...

Cute pics! So glad everything went okay and you had fun! Now I need the real story- we'll talk. Hahaha! J/k

Cody and Wendy said...

Okay...can I come to camp with you next year? We all know YOU would make the world's BEST camp director! I would have killed to have a camp director as rockin' as you growing up. Your girls are lucky to be in your ward!