|Six in the Hood||
When day two started our guests were feeling pretty pumped about being here! Any reservations they had were gone - especially once they saw the itinerary. The only thing I heard complaints about was the fact that they had to wake up SO EARLY (and yes, we took note for future camps)! Breakfast started at 8AM each morning. I would like all the campers to know they are not the only ones that had a hard time getting up! After the last session each evening we (the staff) would head back to the staff house where we would prepare for the next day, relive the day we just finished, giggle and laugh until our abs & cheeks hurt so bad that we couldn't laugh or giggle anymore! Then we would be so pumped we couldn't go sleep! It was so motivating for me to be around such a great group of individuals that gave, gave and then gave some more. It was truly inspiring! Most of the volunteers were just 'normal' NON-MILITARY folks that want to say "thank you, we have your back and we salute you". Every single person that was volunteering at the camp was there because they WANTED to be there, including my teenage son. It made my heart swell with pride when Boy 1 ASK if he could come and volunteer with the youth program. We had four teens volunteering in the youth program and they are all amazing individuals each with something unique they brought into the group.
The highlight of Day 2 for our adult guest was DATE NIGHT!!!!!!! The ladies were pampered while the Dads took the kids our for a little bonding time.
Date night was AMAZING! Our guest had NO IDEA what was in store for them! I can't tell you everything that happend on date night, but I can tell you that the city of Waco HUGE in helping CBA pull off a phenomenal date night!
Day 3: As the staff is getting more giddy by the hour, our guest continue to have more and more surprises thrown at them.
Each evening we ended with a hayride. The only problem - none of the guest really cared too much for my singing...HUMPH! :)
And my FAVORITE hayride picture of all time: