Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Silver Lake is Great!

I know, I know, it's been a while since I posted last, but it was a long post, and I hope it kept you busy for a while...

Last weekend was the all-church family style Silver Lake retreat! Woot! We all had a great time, and here is photographic evidence!

This is the door to one of the old cabins. And when I say old, I mean OLD. Apparently these cabins were part of the boys' camp that predates the UCC's purchase of the land. They are about 100 years old. When I asked how long Pooh has been up the answer I got was "forever."

Here's Jenny pretending to be a lifeguard at the "New Waterfront." Also, you can see Tim, who was my counselor when I was coming to Silver Lake as a teen. Oh yeah, and now he's the co-director of the camp!

Just kidding about that lifeguard thing. Actually Jenny was up there to get this shot. Definately worth a short climb, right?

I recently found out that the church I am serving was responsible for building this chapel. Of course, they didn't have to do much to the decor, but still, pretty impressive, right?

And now the teaser. This photograph was also taken at Silver Lake, and hopefully some day soon the story(ies) of this pic will be written out by the girl in the photo so I can share them with you all.

I keep hoping that Jenny will post about her experience at The Lake, because it was her first time and all... So far she hasn't though. I will share one thing she told me though. She was trying to think of a way to describe the feel of the place, and she said, "Saying that it's just good doesn't seem to cut it. But it is. It's just Good."

Be good to each other,
Rev Josh


Leslie said...

Josh, I grew up in Rockville CT(part of Vernon) and seem to remember a Silver Lake in the area. Am I wrong? Where is this camp please?

It's lovely to have good memories of one's childhood and to find your old counselor still in place sort of validates that camp was just as you remember. Lovely shot of Jenny.

Rev. Josh said...

The camp is in Sharon, CT. As I understand it, the lake's name was changed to Mudge Pond in honor of the gentleman who owned most of the property around the lake (apparently he gave money to the town).... but who wants to go to Mudge Pond Conference Center...