ErnstLIFE is good.
It’s Jared- the Boy’s E-team Leader!

Hey everyone my name is Jared and I can’t wait to be back at camp this summer! As well as this being my 6th year at camp I am also pumped to say that I will be the boys E Team leader this summer! E Team has a special place in my heart because it is where I started my camp career, and I can’t wait to get back to my camp roots. Laurel and I have lots of exciting plans for the newest staff at camp; I know we both are eager to being this wonderful  journey with all of our E Teamers. Well i guess that’s it for me; see you all at camp!!   

Favorite sights at camp!

We’re putting together some text boxes for a new project this summer…it’s going to be a really cool memory book of each week at camp. I’m brainstorming favorite sights at camp for one of the sidebars and thought it would be fun to share…here is one of my favorites: the sight of everyone’s candles lighting up the Chapel by the Lake at the Sunday night Spirit, Mind, and Body Ceremony!  What’s yours?

Ernstlove,

eli

#tbt Throwback to 2004

I have said this before, and you’ll probably hear me say it again, but I am so proud of the way camp stays in people’s lives for years and years and years! It is fun to look at old photos and recognize kids who are still at camp or still in touch with us. Just shows the power of the camping experience…a little independence, a lot of role modeling, add in there nature, skill-building, friends, and fun and you come out with lives changed for the better. Can’t wait to see everyone back at Cabin Photos each Sunday this summer! Ernstlove, eli

Give me an E!!!!!- Meet Laurel, the E-team Girls Unit Leader

My name is Laurel Spurgeon and there is ONE LETTER that is my FAVORITE letter in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD and that letter is….E!!  With that being said, I am so honored to be E-team Unit Leader this summer!!!  

Being a part of our team of staff at Camp Ernst is such a privilege.  I wholeheartedly believe that being a part of this family has helped me develop important life skills and has proven that you truly have the ability to touch the lives of the campers that you come in contact with, no matter how little time you have with them.  I am so thrilled that I have the chance to pass on the honor of being a staff member to everyone a part of e-team

All of the e-team leaders have been planning lots of fun programs and coming up with different tools to strengthen your leadership abilities and become inspiring counselors!  I look forward to working with each and every one of you and making this summer the best one yet!!

TOP TEN REASONS TO GO TO CAMP BY JACK HANDS (#1)

(for Jack’s #2 reason and the links to all his previous posts, see http://myycamp.tumblr.com/post/78981616270/top-ten-reasons-to-go-to-camp-by-jack-hands-2 )

1. The People

          Whether it’s the counselors, staff, or your cabin mates, you will meet new people…and you will make lasting memories with them. There’s a special thing at camp, something abnormal, where people give up on trying to be popular or the best. Instead, more of a “let’s include everyone” feeling is ignited. Be prepared to meet the nicest people in the world.

(Jack Hands is an eighth grader at Guardian Angels School and has been going to camp for four years. He likes ga-ga and writing and hopes to see you at camp this summer.)

TOP TEN REASONS TO GO TO CAMP (by Jack Hands) #2

(for Jack’s #3 reason and a link to his previous posts, see http://myycamp.tumblr.com/post/78453198436/top-ten-reasons-to-go-to-camp-3-by-camper-jack-hands )

2. Ga-Ga

           What’s not to love? Now, while this may be a bit of a biased opinion, ga-ga really is a highlight of camp. You meet new people (I met two girls named Skylar and Sierra last year, and I’ve met more people in the past) and get to battle it out with your cabin mates. It’s like dodge ball except for the feet. Sometimes the counselors even join in just to make things tough.

(Jack Hands is an eighth grader at Guardian Angels School and has been going to camp for four years. He likes ga-ga and writing and hopes to see you at camp this summer.)

Counting down the days!

Meet Michael- He’s joining the LIT unit leader team

Rounding up the LIT Unit Leader team is Michael (aka Lindley)!  Here is a quick message to help you get to know a little more about him…

Hey everyone! I’m Michael Lindley and I’m excited to be back again this summer! Like many others Camp is like my second home, this will be my 18th summer! I’m excited to be moving to LIT’s this year, where I (with Lindsey) hope to bring lots of fun new leadership activities and spice up some signature LIT events! Some of my favorite Camp things include Breakfasts, the ropes course, FOUR SQUARE, and campfires with s’mores. Can’t wait to see everyone this summer at the Loft!

TOP TEN REASONS TO GO TO CAMP #3 (by camper Jack Hands)

(for Jack’s #4 reason and a link to his previous posts, see http://myycamp.tumblr.com/post/78359991267/top-ten-reasons-to-go-to-camp-4-by-camper-jack-hands )

3. The Lake

          There’s lot to do at The Lake. There’s an one hundred foot waterslide, which sends you barreling downward into the lake with a big SPLASH! Kayaks, canoes, and aqua cycles line the shore, and practically beg you to step out and take a ride. The water trampoline will spring you just high enough to see the banana boat skidding across the water. The Lake is a water wonderland.

Stay tuned for more of Jack’s Top Ten! (Almost finished!)

(Jack Hands is an eighth grader at Guardian Angels School and has been going to camp for four years. He likes ga-ga and writing and hopes to see you at camp this summer.)

TOP TEN REASONS TO GO TO CAMP #4 (by camper Jack Hands)

(for Jack’s #5 reason and a link to his previous posts, see http://myycamp.tumblr.com/post/78131105668/top-ten-reasons-to-go-to-camp-5-by-camper-jack-hands )

4. Ropes Course

          You can zip line, climb a rock wall, cross a bridge above a murky pond with just a harness, air walk, and use the giant swing to soar above the ground. These are great activities that really test your bravery. Go to camp, and even if you’re scared, do the ropes course. You’ll be surprised about how brave you really are.

Stay tuned for more of Jack’s Top Ten!

(Jack Hands is an eighth grader at Guardian Angels School and has been going to camp for four years. He likes ga-ga and writing and hopes to see you at camp this summer.)

TOP TEN REASONS TO GO TO CAMP #5 (by camper Jack Hands)

(for Jack’s #6 reason and a link to his previous posts, see http://myycamp.tumblr.com/post/77741987928/top-10-reasons-to-go-to-camp-6-by-13-year-old-camper )

5. Fine Arts

          You get the choice of jamming out with instruments, dancing, or even making a movie. I always chose making it movie; it’s the most fun for me. Last year, however, the rest of the guys in my cabin decided to do dance. The song they ended up doing was single ladies…yah, it was great.

Stay tuned for more of Jack’s Top Ten! If you want to check out some of our past Fine Arts videos, find our youtube channel: youtube.com/campernstTV

(Jack Hands is an eighth grader at Guardian Angels School and has been going to camp for four years. He likes ga-ga and writing and hopes to see you at camp this summer.)