Camp in Review

Hey everyone! I hope y’all are doing super well. Today, I will be giving a recap of what happened last week at camp.

We drove a good while to Tennessee to attend the Bill Rice Ranch. It is a Christian camp that is 100% western themed… which I LOVE!!! The week we attended was a family week of camp.

Some of the ranch’s horses.

Driving there was an adventure because our car lost it’s AC, so it was a very hot drive! We had the windows down most of the time, but being on the interstate at a fast speed resulted in a super loud windy noise non stop and our hair (especially mine) going crazy! For those of you that like traveling pics, I’m sorry, but I just didn’t feel like taking pics of us traveling because it was kind of miserable.

We stayed in cabin 707 – not that it matters, but it’s something to write. It was pretty much one giant room with 28 beds in it! We’re not that big of a family!!!πŸ˜‚


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday were all packed full of fun. It rained a ton the first 2 days and flooded some, so some outside activities couldn’t happen.

Yuck!
It rained a lot!

When it didn’t rain, our day time was a blast! Some of the activities we did were: swimming, hiking, horse rides, various tournaments, volleyball, basketball, torpedo ball, gaga ball, dodgeball, broom hockey, obstacle courses, relay races, ultimate frisbee, putt-putt, candamonium, nine square in the air, sponge war, etc… Soooo much fun!

The pool was a big one! There was a guy swim time + a girl swim time.
Me after pool time.
Torpedo/carpet ball
Random selfie ~ I love my little sister❀️
Gaga ball
Broom hockey
Sponge war
Horse ride

During my horse ride, due to the deep, thick mud and some giant rocks, my horse actually tripped. Its front two legs buckled and yeah… I almost fell off!😲

In-between activities, we would go to “Cowboy Town” which was a small “town” in the middle of the camp. There were gift shops, coffee shops, ice cream shops, etc…

Cowboy Town

Each day we were served 3 excellent meals, which I didn’t get any pics of.

Scattered throughout the day, we would have services with great preaching, music, and skits and other times, we would break down into smaller groups for classes. I was with the teen group. Each person would hear 5 sermons a day. The different pastors and evangelist were amazing!

Camp was also a time for me to make new friends! I got some quick selfies with some of them, but other than this first pic, they were taken at night, after a long, tiring, day, the coloring was awful, and we look… ummmm, interesting!!!! But anyway, here they are.

I got my first tick on Wednesday. It freaked me out and was super hard to get off. Left a nice red spot.🀨

Tick bite: Diseases, symptoms, and risk factors
(Not my pic), but ew. *shudders*

On Friday, they had an amazing rodeo. Super cool! We had a huge cookout after that for the 4th of July celebration. Normally, they would have a big firework show that night, but due to Covid, that couldn’t happen. Also, they would have lots of inflatable jump castle things, but all that couldn’t happen either. They were VERY sanitary with all that they did. They obeyed everything their governor said for them to do in order to have camp. We were just happy to go to camp even though so much had to be cut out. It really was great to get a way for a week to be with people that weren’t freaking out over everything.

If you would like to see videos of some of the activities as well as some of the fun we had in the rodeo, just check out my youtube channel here, and you can find those videos.


Saturday, was a LONG drive home. We were very exhausted, but we had a great time!

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94 thoughts on “Camp in Review

  1. Wowww😍
    Looks like you had a ton of fun Lydia ☺️ 😍

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  2. CRAZY IDEAS WITH CRAZY FUN! July 8, 2020 — 10:51 am

    WOWWWWW!!!!!
    That sounds like you had an AWESOME+AMAZING time!!!
    SO COOL!
    Yeah it rained a lot where I live as well!

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    1. Yes!
      Rainy time of year, I guess!

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      1. CRAZY IDEAS WITH CRAZY FUN! July 8, 2020 — 10:55 am

        Yeah! COOL hairstyle! LOL!

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      2. CRAZY IDEAS WITH CRAZY FUN! July 8, 2020 — 10:56 am

        No problem!

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  3. SO FUN! I was going to go to camp but now I have a play I have to be in. Ouch! I hate ticks! I got a Ginormis tick on my head once and my mom pulled it out and so I had a chunk of my skin missing. But its all better now. LOL

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  4. Looks like you had a real great time, it almost makes me jealous haha.πŸ˜‰ Did you learn much from the preaching, pardon my nosiness?

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    1. I did! Ha!!!!
      Oh absolutely!!! I wanted to write about every detail of the week, but that would be WAY TOO LONG! But yes, I did and I thought about including all of that, but didn’t.

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      1. You will have to tell your loyal readers some of these Biblical gems Lydia, just pick the best and hit us with them sister! I am waiting patientlyπŸ˜πŸ˜‰

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      2. 😁Like in a post or just in a comment?

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      3. We are not choosy Lydia…either way you like it will be good. Whatever you write is always good.

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      4. Ok big brother! You are cracking me up! πŸ™‚

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      5. Ok little sis😁
        Watch the smoke off your keyboard though!🀣

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      6. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ™ƒπŸ™‚πŸ™ƒπŸ™‚πŸ™ƒπŸ™‚

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  5. That all looks really fun!

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  6. Fun, Fun, FUN!
    It would have been a sight to see you fall off that horse!
    Ticks….ewwww!

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    1. Yep, yep, YEP!
      You wanted to see me fall!?
      Yeah!

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      1. Not saying I wanted to see you fall, but it would have been something to laugh about later seeing you all covered in mud….as long as you didn’t break a bone during the fall. That wouldn’t be so fun!

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      2. Girl!!!!! If I would’ve fallen, I would’ve died! I know that for sure!😣

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      3. Oh, well, I don’t want that.

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  7. That looks like fun! Except for the tick and almost falling off a horse and lots of rain and No AC in the Car YIKES!!!

    I went to a Christian camp in Tennessee when I was a little girl. I wondered if it could be the same place, so I looked it up just now and found that the Bill Rice Ranch began as a Christian camp in the 1950s. So it probably was the same place. I was five years old, so the year was probably 1958. I remember that I liked the camp a lot. I wanted to stay!

    Isn’t memory an amazing thing? I remember so clearly being at that camp, 62 years ago. Wow. We are truly fearfully and wonderfully made.

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    1. It was! Yeah.πŸ˜₯

      Neat! It really could be. They’ve been around for a good while! Awww!

      Yes, amazing!

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  8. Looks like soooooo much fun!!! Next time…keep the tick photo out…ugh *shudders*

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  9. The camp was really fun I see. πŸ˜Šβœ‹
    And good you made new friends too. πŸ’ƒ
    Wow! thank God you didn’t trip off the horse.

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  10. Woahhh!! Camp seems so fun! I’ve never actually been, but now I have to! Your sister is adorable too, so giver her a hug from me, will ya? πŸ₯°πŸ˜›

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    1. It was fun!
      You really do! πŸ™‚
      Awww she is. Sure thing… I’m on my way to hug her… there! I did it! Mission accomplished! That was nice. Thanks for suggesting me to do that. ❀

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      1. Yayyyyy!! Thanks 😊 and anytime!

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  11. Looks like you had a brilliant time. It looks so cool what is it called?

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    1. We did!
      That was the Bill Rice Ranch Camp.

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  12. You obviously had a great time if the size of those smiles were anything to go by!

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  13. So good to see you back from camp, all the smiling faces πŸ‘ Well done.. Lot of fun πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Yes, thank you!πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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  14. Oh my word, that looks like SOOOOO much fun!! I’m so glad that ya’ll were able to go! ❀ Ugh, that tick…..*shudders along with you* Thankfully I have never had a tick on me before, but my sisters have, and I’ve been there when my mom took it off! Definitely not something I want to experience.
    Awesome post; I really enjoyed reading about your experience, and again, so glad that ya’ll had so much fun! 😜 Have an amazing rest of your week, Lydia!

    ~Esther

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    1. It really was! Me too! πŸ™‚ ❀
      Yeahhhhh. Good for you! Keep it that way if ya can!
      Thanks!
      You too, Esther! ❀

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  15. Looks like fun! I wish I had gotten to do stuff like that as a kid… although back then I probably wouldn’t have wanted to, because I would have assumed that all the kids would be mean to me.

    Also, sounds like they have a less tyrannical governor than we do. (But also probably fewer COVID cases than we do, though.)

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  16. 28 beds!? They must have thought you had a bigger family. πŸ˜‚ Gaga ball is fun and hard! Rodeos are fun too. Sounds like a lot of fun!

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  17. Looks like an awesome time. Please watch the area the tick bit you and if it gets redder or makes a target-like ring, go to the doctor. I really don’t mean to be a downer, but I freak out about ticks because my daughter suffered from Lyme disease for so long. Watch for the signs shown at this link. https://www.webmd.com/arthritis/ss/slideshow-lyme-disease and again, please forgive my being a downer. It really does sound like an awesome time was had by all and it appears you make friends easily.

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    1. We did!
      Yes sir. I completely understand. You’re not the first to inform me of that either. I will watch it. Thank you for caring.

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  18. Sylvia Potter July 8, 2020 — 3:22 pm

    Hm maybe we should go more often to the BILL RICE RANCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. achme24gmailcom July 8, 2020 — 4:03 pm

    That sounds awesome!

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  20. I am glad you could enjoy time with your family at camp. From the pictures I can see you had fun and you can even ride horses πŸ™‚ Can you milk cows?

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    1. Yep! πŸ™‚
      Not there at the camp, but if you’re asking “can” as in if I have the ability to milk cows, then yeah. I’m sure I do. Do I want to? No!

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      1. Maybe you can milk the cows at college haha

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  21. Wonderful pics. Beautiful people.

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  22. Except for the tick, looks like you had great timeπŸ˜€
    Keep an eye on the tick bite although most ticks are harmless.
    Keep safe

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  23. Looks like you really had a great time Lydia! Camp is always so much fun! I have had 32 ticks so far, but their season should be about over now for us.

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    1. I did have a great time!πŸ˜€
      Yuck… I think one was enough for my entire life!😡

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      1. Yep, those ticks are no fun!

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  24. Lydia I have nominated u with the Outstanding Blogger Award

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  25. Wow! Looks like you had an amazing time! I’m also new to your blog and I love it! I just followed and can’t wait to read more of your posts!!
    ~Evin@ https://evinsblog.wordpress.com/

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    1. We did!πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much!!!πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
      I’ll be sure to check out your blog.

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  26. I am so glad that you got to have this time with your family. Wonderful memories!!

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  27. Thanks for sharing! Looks like you had a great time.
    Pastor Chuck

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    1. No problem! We really did!😊

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  28. Sounds like SO much fun!!

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  29. My family went to TN recently and the AC was out in our van as well. A very hot experience to say the least. πŸ˜›
    And CARPET BALL! I love carpet ball! It’s been over six years since I last played it, though. 😦
    The western theme sounds so cool! I wish I could go horseback riding more often. (Though I will gladly skip the experience of almost being thrown off.)

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    1. Oh man. Yikes!
      Ooooh cool!
      It really was. πŸ™‚ Yeah!

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  30. Looks like so much fun! I love going to camp with my family!!

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  31. Glad you enjoyed yourself!! Keep smiling for Jesus! The world needs it!

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  32. Awesome! Sounds like you all had a lot of fun!
    And a western themed camp sounds like it’s SUPER fun!

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  33. How fun!! Love that you went as a family ❀️

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    1. ❀️❀️ πŸ™‚

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  34. Sounds and looks like you had a marvelous time!

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      1. That’s great! πŸ‘

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