Summer Camp Recap: High School Part II

The Top Ten Things I Learned at Hume

Like any good life-student, I’m always open to learning new things, making observations, and coming to various conclusions. Hume is no exception, so here are the top ten things I learned at Hume Lake.

10. Kids can be convicted about something that had absolutely nothing to do with the message. This is somewhat of a combination of the two camps, but it is funny to hear what the kids learned after the messages and hear that they have almost absolutely nothing to do with the message.

9. Matt Hammett, the speaker, has unmatching biceps. Our church sits in the front row and many of the kids noticed that his left bicep was bigger than his right. And its substantial, folks. The guy is pretty yolked to begin with, too. So we were deep in thought as to why that would be, and Beth Smith had the best explanation: he’s an avid southpaw arm wrestler. So we’re all in the snack shop and he walks in with his family. We exchange pleasantries and he goes and sits down. I then feel like this is the perfect time to go and ask him what’s up with his biceps. So before I can finish my question, he starts laughing like he knows exactly what I’m talking about. He says he is left-handed and his left bicep is just shaped differently. Maybe funniest of all, his wife Roxanne, was sitting there and was shocked to hear that she has never noticed this. So we noticed something that his wife of like 15 years hadn’t. Take that how you will…

8. I LOVE RICH BAKER!!! the brevity makes up for the last.

7. Sean Pierson is not one to play Apples to Apples with. He just doesn’t make sense when choosing which card should win. He basicaly chooses the most absurd option, and goes with it.

6. The girls will always be crazy about some boy in the band. This year it was the lead singer who they nicknamed ‘soft features’ because he basically looked like a 12 year old. They also counted how many different pairs of shoes he wore, and I believe the final number was nine. And that’s just during the chapels, not including when they would walk around the camp.

5. Parker had a disturbing obsession with the basis, who was a male. He screamed when he touched him, and the guys got him an autograph personalized to Parker. It is a very disturbing obsession.

4. Josh Wataru and Spirit Girls don’t mix. Kind of like oil and water. She was a bit too peppy for him, which made it so funny when his dorm was chosen out of all the dorm rooms to go on a special night hike with her. hahaha, it started at 11 and didn’t get back until 12:45.

5. During the time where the kids were asked how to answer some of the objections to Christianity, one young man was asked how a loving God could allow so much evil in the world. His answer was amazing: “Well, first of all, we know that God gives us all free will.” Then he continued to say how we were created in the image of God, and even though we’re not really gods, we’re capable of so much. He said that we can do so much just in and of ourselves to stop this evil in the world and basically said that we need not involve God in things that we are powerful enough to change in our own strength. The poor girl that had invited him up could only shuffle him off as quick as she could. Good times.

4. High School Musical is not just a girl thing. This was what I thought, having not seen the movie, but apparently it is almost as big with boys as it is with girls. Basically, its the “Grease” of the present generation of youth with no taste. There was equal excitement over the possibility of watching the movie on the bus.

3. Boys don’t flush urinals anymore. It seemed like every time I went to the bathroom, the urinal wasn’t flushed. This is made much worse by the fact that most boys were not properly hydrated, making the bathrooms that much smellier. In fact, once I directly followed a high schooler and he just walked away without flushing. Just gross! So here’s an appeal to boys everywhere: start flushing the urinal. Basic consideration of the the one following you.

2. Many high schoolers must have no idea how foolish they look. And mind you, this is coming from someone who basically doesn’t care what people look like. I’m not talking about the kids who purposely dress to make a statement and stand out. They are funny enough themselves. They totally want to be individualistic, but all end up dressing the same. They can’t understand that they too are giving in to a certain style and image. But I’m talking about kids who, when they leave the cabin, must be thinking that they are God’s hottest gift to the camp. The boys fascinate me the most, because boys aren’t supposed to care that much. But they walk around like they totally want to be seen by everybody and have everyone thing they’re so cool. Aggravating.



9 comments on “Summer Camp Recap: High School Part II

  1. Doug Wilcox says:

    Wouldn’t hand-washing be more important than urinal-flushing? It scares me when I see educated people (say, engineers) who haven’t learned this important detail about hygiene. Perhaps rest rooms should have signs that says, “You’re hands were just where, and you’re not going to wash them?”

    And … you’d better fix that homonym in #2 before your mom sees it.

  2. Doug Wilcox says:

    And, I need some cultural references:

    Rich Baker? Spirit Girls? Why is “Spirit Girls” (plural) referred to as “she” (singular)? I need some context! (Do you know how hard it is not to write, “context, context,” due to your mom’s influence?)

  3. ehudadams says:

    Sorry, it was one spirit girl. I was more making a statement that he would not do well with all spirit girls. they have one each year.

  4. ehudadams says:

    oh, and rich baker is just the hottest thing to hit the Sequoia National Forrest. The girls love him and always yell for him, and he is one of the guys that is in charge of the high school camp. and he has caterpillar eyebrows. So I just yell, “I LOVE RICH BAKER”. its a tradition, really.

  5. BethsMomToo says:

    Thanks, Doug, for asking about the names. I was feeling incredibly old and passe, yet fearful of asking questions lest everyone be REMINDED how old and passe I am. How refreshing to have a young guy like you asking. Wait a minute. . . you’re not that young compared to Tim and the kids, are you? 😉 Compared to me, however, you’re still a whippersnapper. [I’ve waited YEARS to use that word!!]

  6. ehudadams says:

    yeah, I wrote this post partly in an effort to get more kids looking at the blog. I didn’t expect you to get the inside jokes, just them 🙂

  7. Beth says:

    I know- everything was soooo important when we were teenagers. I wonder what I would think of myself now- mainly- what I look like/ clothes/ etc. if I saw myself as a teenager. ha!

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