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Falls Creek: the best camp on Earth, don't @ me.
If you were a church-going kid in Oklahoma, or even just a kid in Oklahoma in general, you probably went to Falls Creek. We all have our own, unique memories that are individual to us, but there are some things that EVERYONE experienced.
First and foremost:
1. BUNK BEDS
Bunk beds are never very fun, but getting to bunk with your best friend was awesome. Packing all of your bedding for camp is quite another thing.
2. Professional Tabernacle Pics
We all took them! We had a scheduled time to take camp pictures on the tabernacle steps in that year's theme shirt. (This year was my personal favorite)
3. Mini Mountain Climbing
Climbing all of the hills was a workout, we all had killer calves by the end of the week.
4. What Are Swimsuits?
We don't wear those. Of course there were always a few that would try to slide by this rule, but dark colored tees and shorts were the only acceptable swimwear. Don't worry about getting bad tan lines, because we all left with farmer's tans.
5. Icee Dates
If you didn't go on an icee date at least once, did you even go to Falls Creek? While yes, you go to Falls Creek for church and to worship God with others your age, but meeting new people from all over was so much fun. Going on an icee date with your "Falls Creek boyfriend/girlfriend" was the best.
6. Blowing Your Parents Money In The Gift Shop Like They Told You Not To
We needed every nickel. Not because we truly needed it, but because we like knickknacks and stickers and tee shirts. $4 for a pencil, heck yea!
7. The 5k Run
Whether you ran it or not, you knew about it because everyone wore their tee shirts the next day. It was a hard run with all the hills, but pretty fun!
8. Thursday = Cry Night
By Thursday night, we are all feeling the Lord. Being in this type of atmosphere, it is very hard not to. I don't know what causes it, it is definitely a God thing, but most people really feel moved to God by Thursday or at least acknowledge any changes we may need to make in our lives. We all cry--tears of sadness, joy, shame, whatever it may be.
9. Water Slides
All I can say is hold on to your bottoms and watch out for turtles!
"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior." These lyrics we all know, we all love, and will still sing at the tops of our lungs.
11. The ABC Tree
ABC--Already Been Chewed. It's kinda gross but you have got to admit that it is still pretty cool.
12. Finding Your Group In The Tabernacle
Having the coolest sign always called for bragging rights. My FBC Idabel crew had some pretty impressive signs, if I must say so myself.
13. This Guy
Andy Harrison. He is there every year, gives a great message and makes a totally awesome French Simon.
14. Cabin Games
Each cabin is different, but jello twister was definitely something you don't forget. Ping pong tournaments are also a must.
15. Volleyball is INTENSE
If you didn't win, you weren't trying hard enough. Sand in the shorts, sun burns, and burnt feet on the hot ground--volleyball.
16. The Ropes Course
I was a scaredy cat and would never try the ropes course, but if you did, kudos to you! It looks so fun and is one of the few activities you can do in the shade!
Is there Falls Creek for adults, no? But I wish! What are your favorite camp memories?
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