Things I've Learned On The Road

Some serious some funny
  1. Shower while you can
    Not all camps are created equal when it comes to showers. Learn what a good one looks like and take a 45er while you can.
  2. Sometimes you get Kanyed
    Sometimes a camp directors will steal your mic mid song, respond with grace.
  3. Unlimited data is a good idea
    You'll wanna hear from people
  4. Write stuff down
    Record every memory. Remember every laugh.
  5. You will meet the coolest people
    Some life long friends, some only for a moment. Cherish there existence for exactly the time you get to be part of it.
  6. Be flexible
    Plans change, people forget things, nothing ever goes as planned, learn to roll with the punches.
  7. Pray. Every time you can.
    God always come through. Not always as you think he should but always in His perfection.
  8. Bond with camp directors
    They control your life for the week. Better friend than an enemy.
  9. You're not going to know EVERY kid.
    Know who you can and focus on quality of connections rather than quantity. It isn't hard to know names.
  10. Stay focused
    There will be cute counselors, new friends and temptation everywhere to forget what you're there for. Keep your eyes on the prize.
  11. There will be a team couple
    Probably because it's prohibited. There's always a flirtation. Odds are it won't work out, don't get caught in the aftermath.
  12. You'll get close with your team
    Family close, awkwardly close. Drawers of spoons and lots of hand holding close.
  13. Underwear are malicious
    No matter how organized you are, no matter how hard you try, they will fall out of your bag in front of the opposite gendered teammates at all the wrong moments
  14. You get annoyed
    Learn which mountains to die on and which things are worth talking about and what's able to be looked over, above all forgive quickly and move on fast.
  15. Hug everybody
    Who doesn't love a hug? It makes an impact
  16. Control humor
    Joke as a team, as counselors, but we don't need middle schoolers knowing we laugh at "that's what she said".