My mom is a big event planner. No, that’s not her job description, that is her DNA. She loves to plan big events. In fact, right now she’s directing a big summer camp called Camp Rocks!
But before this big camp, she and my dad held a special camp. A camp for 2 special little girls: their granddaughters. That’s right, while I was on my cruise, my little girl went away to Camp Primo. Primo is Spanish for “cousin”. But it’s also the English word for “top quality or importance”. So, Camp Primo is where “Cousins Put Jesus First”! Oh, yes! They have a byline!
Here’s the campers laughing and talking in their tent. (Notice the time stamp.)
Mama and Daddy were very secretive about Camp Primo. It was going to be their special time (2 whole days!) with their granddaughters.
Here’s Lydia & Papa collecting something from the Nature Center.
However, I found out all about Lydia’s first camping experience when I got back from my cruise because there was a special Camp Primo Parent Program!
When I arrived at Camp Primo (my parent’s house) there was a giant tent set up in the living room, complete with camp books, flashlights, sleeping bags and (yes!) an inflatable mattress! Lydia’s crafts were displayed for me to see. She’s not even 1 1/2 but she can make a mean nature craft and fun-foam visor!
Lydia and Nora made trail mix and served it to us. They presented us with hand painted Camp Primo bandannas! They even sang (well, Mama sang while Lydia and Nora stared at her) their Camp Theme Song! But wait! There’s more! They were each awarded 6 badges for everything they did at camp–these were ironed on the back of their Camp Primo t-shirts!
Lydia, Nora & Grandmama preforming the Camp Primo Theme Song. Kinda.
The best part of the night was seeing the slideshow…well, the Power Point show. Mama and Daddy had those girls stomping through the creek, roasting marshmallows, playing games, painting, making jewelry, catching fish and going on field trips. But even more special was the theme of the week: Psalm 139:1, “O Lord, You search me and You know me.” They talked about the story of Zacchaeus and how Jesus knew Zacchaeus’ name. Lydia made a door knob hanger that says “Lydia: God knows my name. Psalm 139:1”. That’s what Camp Primo was all about.
Thanks, Mama & Daddy for Camp Primo. Thanks for taking care of Lydia and teaching her that God knows her name! I love you!