Canada Camp Preteens are getting alot done. We have begun the patio area in front of the dining hall/kitchen. The area had to be built up and leveled before we could begin laying the large concrete tiles. (25″ x 30″ — takes 4 preteens to move one). It will be nice to have something “not dirt” to walk on before coming into the dining hall. It should cut down on sweeping and mopping the floor. Porch floors and steps to the last few cabins are being painted as well as the interior walls of one of the cabins.
Cabin #11 that was nearly hidden by brush and trees is now clearly visible. Team members and leaders had too much fun pulling down small trees and pulling the roots out — much easier than digging out the roots according to those who worked on it!
Last Saturday (7/24) we had the privilege of walking in a parade in Kindersley (celebrating 100 year birthday for the town). We were able to hand out over 500 flyers about Camp Outlook and Teen Missions in Canada, as well as some tracts. While waiting for the parade to start, we practiced our presentation, thus entertaining the parade groups around us. Eating out and finally buying some souvenirs was a high point for the kids.
Sunday we had a picnic dinner on the grounds at Camp Outlook (more shade) and then went to the Walking Bridge that we can see quite clearly from the camp. It was fun to look down river and see a few buildings of the camp. Much of the camp is still hidden by the trees. The Walking Bridge is an old railroad trestle that was converted to a walking bridge several years ago. Part of the Trans Trail is nearby.
Monday, (7/26) we went to a local retirement center and did a presentation for the seniors there. The program as well as the visiting time afterwards was thoroughly enjoyed by both preteens and seniors.
The kitchen folk have been busy with special meals — mexican food dinner to which we invited the TMC staff and today — pizza (always a treat for kids).
In the few days we have left, we hope to finish the many projects we’ve begun before heading back to the States and Debrief.