Saturday, July 21, 2012

10 Ways Camp Natchamama was Like a Cruise

What a summer! Mission trips, swimming, basketball, wrestling and band camps, VBS and early school starts have conspired to steal our weeks of family leisure time.

Recognizing that the summer was rapidly drawing to a close, we reviewed our family calendar a couple of weeks ago and found that attending Camp Natchamama (our church's student camp) as a family would be our best chance for a family vacation.
We had a blast! The staff was excellent and the campers were wonderful examples of maturing young men and women.

As the week unfolded, we found we were having a great week of "vacation." In fact, we concluded that Camp Natchamama is like a cruise vacation.... well, sort of like a cruise vacation. Here's what I mean:
  1. The price was all inclusive. Transportation, food, entertainment!
  2. The staff planned daily excursions. Who needs ziplines over rainforest canopies when you can participate in paintball, 4-square, ultimate frisbee and Wonderworks!
  3. Exotic ports of call. Pigeon Forge. Need I say more?
  4. Perky directors. How could we ever forget "The Love Boat's" Julie McCoy? We had wonderful folks like Lon & The Chan!
  5. Food most always available. Carbs, carbs and more carbs! And, all you can eat!
  6. Nightly entertainment. The worship band, "Worlds Untold" rocked. And Will Goodwin delivered.
  7. You can gain a pound a day. Did I mention there were carbs, carbs and more carbs?
  8. Noisy kids at the pool. No Marco Polo, but there were chicken fights.
  9. How-to seminars. Jessie and Scott did a great job on the mission track, teaching us the latest in Gospel, HipHop Line Dancing!
  10. Someone watching to see when you exit your room. Especially after lights out!
Yes, we had a great time at Camp Natchamama. It was a vacation with a purpose. May I challenge you to consider investing a week of your vacation next year to join a great group of young people as they "cruise" to new places in their walk with Christ.


Unknown said...

I really like the analogy. It was my family vacation also and I can honestly say that I enjoyed every minute. I was blessed daily and I really enjoyed being able to spend time with your family too. Next year; same time, same group?

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