Saturday, July 19, 2008

Our Camp!

For those of you who don't know, Our Camp is a week long camp in Story, Wyoming. This camp was started years ago by family members on the Baker side. The camp is a "get-away" for individuals with disabilities.
I've been attending this camp as a counselor since I was 10 years old. This event holds a very special place in my heart. This camp became even more special to me a couple years ago when I was able to bring my own clients AND share the experience with Gunnar. Gunnar has gone for 3 years now.
Its a time when I can see lots of family as well as old friends, including the clients. I attribute this camp to my career choice of today.
I've included several pictures of this years camp. I have choosen not to include pictures of clients to ensure their privacy.

Gunnar was awared this, as he did EVERYTHING outside (including dropping his pants and "doing the deed" whenever he needed to. :) )

My friend and staff member from the agency I work for, Dacia.

Cousins, cousins, and more cousins. This is cousin Patrick, Gunnar, and cousin Marissa. (We've all grown up doing this!)
More cousins, Paris, Gunnar, and Maddy.

My very special close friend Julie!!

Cousin Patrick and Gunnar have a close relationship and enjoy hanging out together, once a year at camp. Above Patrick helps Gunnar do the archery event.

"I'm an airplane!"

Saying goodbye is never easy, but I'll give ya a big hug!

Camp is isn't the same with out a mishap. Gunnar was accidentally hit in the face with a wooden dowel.
On our way home, we stopped in Caper to enjoy lunch at Sandfords Grub and Pub. I have always enjoyed Sandfords, but this one was VERY neat. Lots of little (or should I say huge), decorations.
Can you see Gunnar sitting on Bugs Bunny's foot?


Peyton's Place said...

It looks like you had a great time at camp! I remember you always talking about this particular camp. I think it's great that your family has put this cool 'getaway' thing together for the disabled too! How neat!

Sherman said...

Love your new layout. Glad to see camp went well and everyone had a good time.

The Hagan Clan said...

looks like a lot of fun! Glad you all had a great the pics of Gunner!

Castle and Teri said...

Mmmmm think we might have a lil dinosaur man?? Hows school going?