Month

June 2016

Junior High Madness

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of being a counselor at Camp Cromberg for Junior High Camp. I never went to Cromberg as a camper, and I had never counseled Junior High Camp before, so I went into camp not knowing at all what to expect. I was actually quite worried to be counseli
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A whole lot of happy

This past week we had a kids’ camp here and it was a fun week getting to interact with them but also having some free time to ourselves. The majority of the week I lifeguarded and was in the dish room but I gained much needed experience in both of those areas. Whether it was sav
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➕Lifeguard on Duty➕

Hello again Happy Valley visitors! It’s Mikayla Austin here with your latest Wednesday blog post. Happy valley has been quite busy these past few days with a camp here, which means, everyone is working hard all the time! A shift that I have been scheduled for everyday this week
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Thursday Beet

I’ve “grown” to like gardening. Today when Mikayla and I went to the garden I was rewarded by the amount of growth from what we have planted only a couple weeks ago. I can see the cilantro leaves growing on my cilantro plants and my pumpkin vines are sprouting as wel
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Work Hard, Play Hard

As Reunion ended we prepared for another camp, working and helping out to clean up and take care of a few things before the next camp arrived.  We focused on things that needed more attention, such as the garden and our training in the pool!  Opportunity is coming.  Yet for myself, to
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FISH! Attitude is everything!

Imagine a place where you choose to bring energy, passion, laughter, joy and a positive attitude. Well at Happy Valley thats exactly what we strive for. The interns and myself read a book called Fish by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen, and while the book was fairly
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Reunion Week!

Reunion was here this past week and we got to do different activities with the kids. One activity we did consistently throughout the week was taking the kids to the garden. What I enjoyed the most about the garden time was when the kids first arrived to the garden and would immediatel
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Did somebody say, Campfire?!

Hello again, it’s Mikayla here. Back at it again with another entry for my Wednesday blogs. This week, I had a privilege to lead the last campfire for community of Christ reunion. Each of the interns were able to do a night and tonight was me. I was so nervous and excited! Growi
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A Late Thursday

I’m writing a late post this Thursday because we had a long last full day of reunion. I had so much fun reconnecting with friends and meeting so many new people at this camp. I spent the morning washing dishes. I am slowly becoming a class A dishwasher. (thanks for all the help
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Past Due

The drive was long and lasted 17 hours, the mountains of western Wyoming and eastern Utah caused a lasting memory of winding roads, the salt flats of north west Utah and the desolation of Nevada made the drive unbearable, and the traffic of California mind numbing. When all said and d
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