After Canada Day our focus immediately shifted to getting ready for Girl Guide Camp. We use the local camp, Camp Chip, and this year we were there from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon.
As a Guide Leader a lot of prep time goes into camp, even when, as with this year, I wasn't the one doing the bulk of the planning and prep. I still had badges to teach, games to put together, crafts to prep, myself to pack for and my girls to supervise. This is a special year for our family in Guiding because both girls are in Guides this year. I've had the joy of both of my daughters each week and get to share camp with them both. We're taking every advantage of the time together. They'll get a year together again in Pathfinders, but I'm not a Pathfinder leader, so I won't get to be in on the action, it will be just for the two of them to share.
Anyway, my living room got covered with stuff as I dug through boxes and sorted files (a long overdue task). Then, to make it all more fun, my Mom called to let us know that she and my stepfather would not only be coming for a visit (they'd called the week before to tell us that) but that she'd managed to switch some shifts and would be there two days earlier.
And then my head exploded.
All this to say; I didn't take any photos of us packing, because it was kind of a nightmare. I *PACKED* my camera, but didn't take any photos at camp because we were so busy *DOING* stuff. It was hot and humid and perfect though! We have a great group of girls this year and some of the Pathfinders joined us so we had helpers for each patrol. It was one of the best camps ever for me as a leader, but I still found myself a little too busy to stop and dig out the camera. Hopefully I'll have more opportunities at our week away in Sussex in August (so excited!).
For those keeping track though, Guide Camp at Camp Chip was happily crossed off the bucket list and girls and guys (who got to stay home and play video games) were super happy.