A week at summer camp: Part 1

It was the summer of 2000. I was between my junior and senior year of college and I was off to Missouri to be a videographer at a popular Christian sports camp in Lampe, Missouri. It’s called Kanakuk. DSC09261My sister had worked there in the mid-90s and my brother, too, in the late 90s/early 2000s. This was my first time experiencing Kanakuk Kamps, but not my last. I’d come back in 2001 and 2002, all three times working in video. After the last summer, I “settled down” in Tallahassee with a “real job” and began the life of a “young adult.” Life was all…fancy guyThen I moved to Nashville and life was all… brayI worked at CMT for 9 years, but then got laid off! the horrorSo basically I’ve had the entire summer to do whatever I want with the comfort of a generous severance package. Long story short, and because my brother was taking his son to Missouri for a week at Kanakuk, I tagged along to volunteer with my bro at a summer camp I hadn’t been to in almost 15 years! I was excited to go back, and really excited about the road trip I was about to take with my brother and nephew. DSC09183 DSC09184 DSC09188 DSC09190 DSC09191 DSC09193 DSC09194 DSC09197 DSC09198 DSC09200 DSC09202 DSC09203 DSC09206 DSC09208 DSC09211 DSC09214 DSC09215 DSC09217 DSC09226 DSC09228 DSC09231DSC09233 DSC09237 DSC09239 DSC09243

We made it to Missouri! The 7+ hour drive went by so fast. It was July 3rd so that’s why there were so many flags flying. Even these…DSC09260But anywho, politics aside, we were in Missouri and excited about it. Check back tomorrow for more!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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