In September every year, the YMCA Camp Greenville hosts a weekend camping adventure, called Star Gazers, for families who have children with Down syndrome. The camp is located in a beautiful mountain setting at the North and South Carolina state line.
This year, as usual, the weekend began late on Friday afternoon with check-in and cabin assignment. All of the cabins have sinks and toilets...some also have showers. I've learned from experience to register early! I'm not much of an outdoors-type person to begin with...but factor in having to walk to a shower house, and I'm not a happy camper! :P
|Our cabin assignment this year - Mulligan II|
Slices of a large tree branch were provided...for making name tags.
|My husband, making our name tags|
|T, wearing his name tag|
Supper was served in the dining hall. (It takes T a while to "warm up" to being around so many people.)
After supper, we participated in the ice breaker games.
|Dancing a little|
And then...the best part of the evening...the campfire and making s'mores!
|Toasting a marshmallow|
|A little closer to the fire works better!|
|Is it done?|
Next, it was time to make our beds.
All tucked in for the night....
Night-night sweet boy....