Thursday morning, Suzanne Schroder, Kristie Tooley and I took off with thirteen Mission 2540 4th and 5th graders and headed to Hidden Falls Ranch (along with another 20 or so other kids) for Agape Camp, a free, 3 day, 2 night camp for disadvantaged kids. We arrived back in Amarillo on Saturday afternoon. We definitely had a blast. Suzanne took, in my estimation, close to 200 pictures. Here are just a few to show some of the fun we had.
The first day we went on a long hike and did some trust games. First the kids had to work together to get everyone over a wall:
Here’s Ty doing what I think is a requirement for every camp you go to – the trust fall.
Friday and Saturday, the kids got to do their two favorite activities.
1. Riding horses:
2. “Rock” climbing:
What made the rock climbing so much fun was the Zip-line off the top of the 30 foot tower. Every one of our kids went of the Zip-line. Some took several minutes of coaxing, but I’m so proud that each one had the courage to try it. Here’s Tazz , who is not afraid of anything, so he had a blast and went as many times as they would let him:
I got in on the fun as well (though I wish Suzanne had taken my picture when I was hanging upside down, because this one makes it look like I was kind of nervous or something.)
Here we are all on a hike we took to the falls with some of the Hidden Falls staff (at least everyone but Suzanne, as she took the picture):
And here’s the group after getting back to town on Saturday (minus Kristie – I’m not sure where she was. And you only see Maritza’s back, because she didn’t want to be in another picture):
It was a really great time, and I plan on sharing a little more about it this week as I process some things I saw and heard. Spring Break was extremely hectic, but it was also a blast and even life-changing for some kids.
But I’m kind of glad it’s over!