The weekend here at Huawni was a full one, and Sunday in particular is one of my personal favorites. Saturday night we celebrated the 4th of July with a cookout on Flagpole Hill. Campers were decked out in red, white, and blue as we enjoyed Huawni hot dogs and patriotic music. Mr. Mike told stories (Blue Wolf, Joe Shields and Wild Woman) on Flagpole Hill until it began to poor down rain. We all relocated to the Dining Hall to finish storytelling. Due to the rain, we had a sing song in the Dining Hall and postponed truck ride and fireworks until a later night. We are hoping to do fireworks Tuesday night; sounds like our assistant directors are going to recreate July 4th all over again. I know the kids are anticipating our TNT sponsored Huawni fireworks show.

Cookout turned into a big 4th of July mud slide!

The rain didn’t stop us from having fun on the 4th!

Campers broke out their red, white, and blue for our 4th of July cookout celebration.


Sunday we slept in and had a late breakfast. Then all of camp headed to the Little Red Church for some peace and quiet, worship, and our Sunday message. I love our time at the Little Red Church because it gives us all a chance to stop what we’re doing and reflect on the main things in life, most notably who we are and who God created us to be. I was once again in awe of how peaceful it is at the Little Red Church. The Little Red Church for me, and I’d argue many others, is a place where I feel especially close to God. It’s peaceful, calm, and there’s a certain serenity that’s hard to describe. I played God is so Good, He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands and we sang Father I Adore Your in the round. Zoey read Romans 10:9-10, and then Erin and Will led us in more worship songs. For our message, the counselors, led by Erin Delony, put on a skit inspired from the story entitled You Are Special by Max Lucado. Campers even voiced how they’ve experienced seeking value from others’ dots and stars in an kind of open church forum. It was a very special time together, and I was reminded of how aware and intelligent kids are, even at a young age. It was sweet time together.

Campers enter the doors at the Little Red Church on Sunday.

Turtle Rock is about a mile’s hike from camp. From this picture, you can see how the rock looks like a turtle sticking out of the creek wall.

Wiffleball World Series Round 1

Our second team event got pitched off last night as well, as Caddo and Tejas play the first two games of our Wiffleball World Series. Caddo bounced back from Soccer, winning both games last night 6-2 and 3-0. One more victory on Tuesday will ensure a WWS victory for Caddo and a closer race for the golden pine cone.

Gray, Britnie & Juliette celebrate Caddo’s two victories.

Following WWS, we finished Sunday night with our famous, famous, MOST FAMOUS, water balloon and shaving creme fight. Last night was so much fun, and campers got extra messy, as you can see from this picture!

Shaving creme was out at the water balloon fight!

Camp is moving right along and it’s hard to believe we only have 5 full days left!

Parents, from the letters you’ve received, what are your children saying about their Session 3 experience?

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