7/12-18/15 - Wonderland Camp
Sorry for the big delay in posts for so long. Our last camp had virtually no cell service for me, so I haven't been able to post for awhile. I'll try to condense this week's camp experience into a single post to let everyone know how awesome Wonderland Camp was for us.
at six in the morning on the 12th, we woke up and saw the JoH guys off as they made their way for Milwaukee. Then we headed out for Rocky Mount Missouri.
We stopped at the Missouri state capital on the way to stretch our legs and see a bit of Missouri history. Though my Mormon roots mean that my ancestral relationship with the state was rocky to say the least, it was still cool to see all the history and pride there.
When we got to the camp, we quickly became familiar with the Missouri summer heat and southern humidity. our cabin we got to stay in was by far some of the nicest amenities we've had the whole trip, and boy did we need it just to have a safe haven from the heat and moisture in the air.
our team worked on a few big projects this week, including a few cement slabs, a staircase, a big curved Retaining wall, and most importantly, two large sections of the famous wonderland trail that winds across and down the hillside from the camp to the lake to provide wheelchair access.
This week was by far the hottest, sweatiest, most grueling and physically intense work we have done so far, but the results were well worth it at the end of the week.
I don't have any pictures of the steps or the finished 75 feet of raised walkways, but they should be on Facebook soon.
Even more amazing than the projects this week though were the awesome campers we met. We had campers of all ages and all abilities, and spending time and playing games with them was an absolute blast.
Our whole team had an awesome time doing some amazing work and meeting some incredible campers and councillors. Wonderland Camp has been such a great experience and Its hard to say goodbye, but it makes me even more excited to see what we get to do at Camp Riley this next week.
- Ryker Belnap