The trip from Janesville to Pine Creek Camp was quite uneventful. Linda and I did stop in Chenoa, Illinois to visit some friends on the way and were sadden to their failing health. We had a wondeful lunch in Kentland, IN, we stopped at McDonald's!
Upon arrival at the campsite we were met by the team leaders and shown our parking site. I maneuvered the trailer into place and we started the set up. The site is quite primitative, but it works!
On Sunday we attended the Pine Village Methodist Church. The church as about 100 regular attendees, but there are many young children in the congregation, so that was a surprise to us. The pastor has a very good service to honor mothers. Every pastor does something unique to try to keep the interest of the people in the congregation. This pastor puts a "fill in the blank" paper and this will help you to remember what he said in his sermon.
Pine Creek Camp is owned by the United Methodist Church, but it hosts many other groups besides Methodists The camp has a state of the art equestrian center (donated by Eli Lily) and several opportunities are provided for young campers to engage in horsemanship training. The Purdue Equestrian team uses the facility to train for their events. The campsite hosts between 50 and 100 youth each week during the camping season, which begins in early June and ends in early August. In addition to youth camps the facility is rented out for family retreats or other events that would fine the facility useful. The camp sets on 330 acres of land that is woodland with creeks and streams. There is also an abundance of wildlife on the camp.
Job assignments will be made soon and the work list will be prioritized. so in my next posting, you will find out what we are going to be doing for the next three weeks.