It has been two months since we settled in here in the middle of the woods. We can’t believe that we officially get to call this place home.
Today was our first day off together since camp started. We started the day off cleaning the Bungalow ( our cabin ) and then we headed into town for a lunch on a patio overlooking the lake. We stopped and got ice cream at the Thrifty White Drug Store and picked up a frozen pizza to eat for dinner. When we returned we took paddle boards out on the lake. It was as still as glass. I never thought I would be living on a lake and have these luxuries.
Above is the sauna here by the Lodge. I had my first ever sauna experience with some of my new friends here. Afterwards, we took a dip in the lake.
Our daily duties are as follows: Jackson is the Wilderness Director and I am the Creative Director. I teach photography and take photos throughout the day ( along with a whole slew of other duties.) Three meals a day we are in the dining hall singing camp songs. Evenings are spent at all camp activities where games are played and fun is had by all. We are on 400 acres, on a lake, in the middle of the Northwoods.
On Sunday’s we have Chapel. It is a time for everyone to come together and feel centered and think about a topic that is presented. This last weekend’s topic was acceptance. A counselor and a camper both speak on what that word means to them. I had the opportunity to speak during the very first Chapel at the beginning of the summer.
Frida is loving it here. From the boat rides to the acreage to roam.
We are finally getting to start harvesting the veggies and flowers of our labor from the beginning of our time here. The cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, snap peas, and herbs are delicious. I don’t know how we will go back to store bought once the harvest season is over.
This place has become home. I never thought I would find my ‘dream job’ so young. But I have, and I am holding on tight.