Thursday, February 16, 2012
I'm sure that I have forgotten some of the many jobs that the Silver Birch Ranch group finished. It's hard to express what a blessing it is to get such a boost on projects during the winter! It would have taken us, at least 3 weeks to do all that they did in those two half days. Plus, I would like to acknowledge what a great group of people they are. Each year the kids change, but they are always a joy to have and we just appreciate the relationship we have with Silver Birch. In past years, they even invited all of our Camp Daniel staff out to their camp for a day of food and fun. Their staff took us horseback riding, on hay rides, rock climbing, and just allowed us to enjoy their facilities. All of this with no renumeration to them. They are just really nice people who serve the Lord faithfully.
at 6:13 AM
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Chrissy has been preparing meals for two large groups that will be on the grounds in the near future. Today, a group of 30 will be coming from Silver Birch Ranch to work on the grounds. They will work this afternoon and tomorrow morning. That's 50+ people that need to be fed 4 meals. Next weekend is the Able Church Winter Retreat. We are expecting about the same amount for those meals. What would we do without the spaciousness of the Hartley House?
We are all doing preparations for camp as well. Applications are being reworked right now. They should be out by March 1. Tony has been working on the theme, logo, etc. Molly is starting a handbook that will be a wealth of information to our counselors at camp. Karol is figuring out crafts for the summer and 2 new theme meals. They will be a Christmas theme, (of which we haven't come up with a name for yet) and we are also bringing back a different version of a theme meal we did a few years ago. It's a farmhouse theme. The character will be the farmer that stars in one of our orientation videos.
at 9:12 AM