We shipped our oldest daughter off to a summer camp for the first time!
Some friends of ours recommended Mountain Top Youth Camp because their kids have gone there for the last several years and it seemed like a great opportunity for her to spend some time on her own with her friends. She was a little nervous about leaving home for a week, but it wasn't because she would be homesick... It was because she was worried how we'd fare without her around to help with the other kids! :) To be fair, the last time we let her go away for a couple of night to stay with Grandma and Grandpa, I was lucky to survive the ordeal without her.
MTYC is located outside Pinnacle, NC and really is at the top of a mountain.
The view from the fellowship hall was just beautiful!
Olivia was assigned to a cabin with several sets of bunks in it, so she was staying with about 15 other girls.
They spent time that week playing games, having a devotional time each day, climbing the rest of the way to the top of the mountain and tons of activities. She even wrote us a letter! (It got to us about 10 days after she got home :)
We all survived quite well without her despite her fear of our inability to handle the other 4 kiddos. :) However, we were certainly glad to have her home!