I know I’ve mentioned camp a few times already. I can’t help it! It is one of the most wonderful memories of my growing up years!
I went to 2 different camps every year–one was Camp Cherith, the campy camp with cabins and horsemanship and rope courses! The second camp was our church denomination’s youth camp. It was basically just the playground, swimming and church services. Honestly, it wasn’t the best camping experience if it hadn’t been for my friends! Oh, the crazy inside jokes and stupid things we did! My most embarrassing moment happened at that camp. I hope I can relay this so it is seems sufficiently embarrassing.
Our Youth Pastor was the video guy one year at camp. That means he basically ran around camp all week shooting us at the activities, interviewing us, etc. Then each night there’d be a video showing that day’s stuff. At the end of the week, you could buy the video. So, we thought we were kinda cool because we knew the video guy. Basically, we could get on the video anytime we wanted.
At this camp, there were some college kids singing at each service. I’m pretty sure every girl at the camp had a crush on the guys that were in this group. One night at “Fun Time”…(I’m not kidding, that was the name of the activity hour right after the evening service & right before bed where we did…uhm…fun stuff) these college guys sang a dcTalk song. And we were basically in love with dcTalk so we thought it was the best thing ever!
The next day Staci, Becky & I approached our Youth Pastor (with the video camera) while we were wearing matching dcTalk shirts and asked him to film us singing the song from the night before. (I’m already blushing!) We planned it all out and said into the camera, “<Insert College Guys’ Names>, you think you know dcTalk, but you’ve got nothing on us!” Then we proceeded to RAP…yes, I said RAP the dcTalk song.
For some reason, we didn’t think another thing about it. We actually thought it was great, that we did a good job and we were cool. That night, I was sitting with my banquet date (oh, for you who’ve never been to camp before!) and when that video came on, I wanted to crawl into a hole. I remember covering my face with my hands and leaning forward so my head was in my lap! Imagine you and your 2 best friends on a screen 12 feet tall RAPPING in front of 1000 teenagers. Did I mention I’m WHITE?!
Oh. My. Lord.
It was horrible. Our Youth Pastor saved us a little by doing weird lighting and effects on the camera. But I still get butterflies when I think about it. However, it is a wonderful camp memory. Becky & Staci, anything you want to add about our rapping debut?
So, do you have a camp story to share?
(oh, and if you want to read some more camp memories, go visit Annie‘s!)