How did we manage to live without the basic necessities of a home? Well, some things we made – jungle style.
On July 1st we proudly sported our red and white as Joan, Brenda, Dawn, and Lauren treated us to an amazing, one of a kind, never to be duplicated, Jungle Camp, Canada Day Extravaganza! Toy boat races, face painting, candy eating, log throwing, wood splitting, apple chomping and log rolling – the exciting events kept […]
…And the flame is passed on from from one generation to the next. Sidney was inspired by our evening story time to try his hand at making his own ‘pine torch’. With a few tries and couple pointers from dad he was lighting the way for us, and I dubbed him ‘Sid, lord of the […]
What do you do for entertainment in Jungle Camp? We played some badminton, and a few board games, but the default was to sit around the campfire… Thankfully I’ve learned a couple fun things to do with fire during summers at camp, and this was the perfect opportunity to “wow” the group with my ‘all-purpose’ […]
I remember at our wedding, someone commenting with surprise at the differences between Dawn and I. I was oblivious but soon noticed one – that though I never read any books, Dawn is an avid reader. She reads fast and reads lots. Thankfully I’ve since caught the reading bug from her, and it’s a value […]
Is it really the jungle? When I first heard of Jungle Camp I thought, “That would be cool but this is Canada – it might be ‘Forest Camp’ or ‘Bush Camp’ but not ‘Jungle Camp’ – there’s no vines. So you can imagine my surprise and excitement when the kids came bursting into our plastic […]
Several years ago an innovation was introduced to jungle camp – running hot water. They already had the hot and the water, but until then the running was done with your feet. We opted for this system and I was eager to take on the challenge. I was skeptical as I followed instructions, sitting the […]
Jungle Camp building started on a Monday morning with our voluntary mens prayer meeting. Something simple we started to help our focus and foster team unity. As building played out we helped each other on a roof here or a door there, working together – rather than competing with each other. It was difficult with […]