Friday, June 26, 2009

High School Musical Meets Camp Rock!

Next week I will only be with you intermittently. I am going to brave the hormones, heat, and high drama and spend a week with some teenagers at Indian Creek. I will be working the High School camp and personally, I hope this age group chooses to walk around and sing like they do on the Disney Channel so blessed much.

I do love love love the Disney Channel. My niece H and I were watching Camp Rock! (Can you tell I love that exclamation point) for the first time and she skipped to the end scene of the DVD. I said, "Miss H, what in the Jonas Brothers do you think you're doing right now?"

She looked at me and said, "I wanna watch my favorite paht. I'm borwud."

Being the adult in the situation, I thought it was important to teach her something in that moment.

It wasn't about me at all. I mean, I could have walked away and never found out what happened to Mitchie Torres. Please! Twentysomethings like me never get into those Disney movies. It'd be pretty immature for me to put Princess Protection Program into my Blackberry calendar so I didn't miss it.

I made her skip back and watch the entirety of the film with me while she crossed her arms and pouted.

"Aunt Laur, can'tcha just watch it some other time?"
Nope. Sorry kiddo.

It's your own fault. I hadn't even heard of these films until your four-year-old voice started singing songs like "We're All in this Together" and "This Is Me."

(you know you're a preacher by nature when you hear titles like that and think they'll be nice sermon illustrations....)

But I hope to relive it this coming week!! Minus all that drama--I can do without the Sharpay Evanses and the Tess Tylers of the world. Pray for the girls in my cabin. I want to connect with them, build community with them, and ultimately show them Jesus.

and maybe do a couple of musical numbers with them.


Susie said...

Praying you have an AWESOME time with those high schoolers and it won't be like the Suite Life of Zach & Cody where Maddie goes to be a counselor at Camp and the girls tie her up and hold her hostage! hee hee... We love us some Disney Channel in this house too!

-amber cook- said...

hey...thanks for everything... and by the way..don't worry. highschoolers aren't too bad lol. i think you will be ok. have a good time! love you! :)

Paige said...

Have a great week! What a blessing you must be to these girls at such an impressionable age in their life.

pakosta said...

oh how fuN! have a blast!
and do share some great stories when you come back! i pray that you reach their hearts and teach them a thing or two and even learn a few things in the process! Have FUN!

Andrea Fields said...

Hope you have an awesome time at camp! You are in my neck of the woods! Love ya!