Sunday, September 7, 2008
Special music on the Sabbath was amazing! The back row was playing their recorders, the middle row singing, and the front row was signing the song! They learned everything at camp and in only a couple classes!
Some group shots:
The "American" group:
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Good game everyone, good game! (I guess I should mention that the staff won one...and the campers won the other game!)
After volleyball everyone headed inside for the novelty olympics:-)
Some events required a lot of concentration:
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The Green Team was the first team to head up to the rocks:-)
Hiking up to rock climbing:
Resting after the hike up:
View of the city...and staff members getting things set up:
Hiking back out:
And a flower along the way:-)
And another beautiful sunset:
Monday, September 1, 2008
The incredibly scary spider web!
This class was taught by Ann (I'll get back to you on the last name after I find my list of staff members:-). The first day they made some very delicious donuts, and the staff was quite happy that there were 3 dorms that had to make donuts...and that we had to test each batch:-)
Receiving their instructions:
Forming the donuts (some even had filling...mmm):
Final product = delicious!
The donuts made everyone smile! Awesome job everyone!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
The rest of the evening was used to prep for the following day's activities...and for the campers and staff to start getting to know each other. I'll try to introduce you to some of the Nigerian brethren along the way as well...let's start with these two lovely ladies:
Lola worked on rock climbing staff and taught Bobbi and myself African songs and chants while we rode out to the rocks each day. She also worked hard to pamper us Americans and fix us some special foods throughout the week (despite our protests) like "safe" vegetables that had been cooked with bottled water, "chips" (which we would call fries:), and other yummy things. Thank you Lola!
It's not unusual for our Nigerian friends to have two names...their real name and then an "American" name for those who have trouble pronouncing the real one:-) Ronti was a counselor and infused her dorm with loads of energy, keeping the campers singing and smiling everywhere they went:-) Miss you ladies!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Left to right: (back three men) Mr. Mickelson, Derek, Raphael; (Middle row) Mr. Akinbo, Cody, Bobbi, Jamie, Rachel Mrs. Mickelson, Mrs. Akinbo; (front row) Otiwa and Tomiwa
Mr. Mickelson standing outside the main hut: