When they get to the site, they set up tents and then start a campfire. They have to make their own hot dog and marshmallow stick. After supper they slide/hike down the mountain to the creek. The contest in on to catch crawdads and "minners" (minnows). Dwayne says that he will eat a minnow if anyone catches one. (not this year).
The time wading in the water was fun, but watching Ethan eat a boiled crawdad whole was very entertaining (better than survival). After smores there was a contest to see who could fit the most marshmallows in their mouths. Dwayne, Isaac, Ethan and Erin tried. I laughed so hard my sides hurt.
Dwayne settled everyone down and a time of praise singing started. Isaac and Ethan led the singing with their guitars. Dwayne had a nice devotional and encouraged the seniors. After the devotional they played a few crazy games.
As I lay in the tent that night I was very away of huge trees around me. What if one fell on the tent? I had to pray for peace in my heart and remember that God was in control. Later in the night I heard a 4 wheeler in the distant trails. I wondered about my van parked along the trail a ways back and envisioned some person breaking in. Again, I had to stop thinking and fretting over something I could not control.
Prayer is a powerful. I thought of the verse in Psalms 37:7,8 "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret - it only causes harm."
In the morning we had a gong sound wake us up. Dwayne hit the huge frying pan. We had eggs and sausage over the fire, then the campers headed back to camp. Ethan and I stayed back to help take down tents. Next year we plan to camp on the ridge and do some star gazing at night. (too many trees at present location). It was great time on the mountain.