S: My Rancho Framasa Experience of 2011
BC: Life is an never ending trail: So have fun & make the most of your journey! - Sophia Strain
FC: My Rancho Framasa Experience of 2011 By Sophia Strain
1: When I was 11 years old, I went on my first seven day overnight camp... by myself. It was called Camp Rancho Framasa. The camp was for young Catholics who wanted to grow in faith and have lots of fun. I went with a group of friends from my school, Saints Francis and Clare. I had a chance to meet new people, become closer to God, and learn new things. | Camp Rancho Framasa
2: High Ropes! | Over 35 feet up in the air with my heart beating as fast as a car driving at its top speed= VERY SCARY! I was able to conquer my fear of heights. I was so rapturous when I went though these obstacles! | One of my favorite photos! | My moment to top Spider Man!
3: Obstacle #1: The Swing I was lifted up by long orange rope and dropped from the sky with just a harness holding me. I was screaming & swaying in the breeze! Obstacle #2: The Climb/Walk I climbed up a high stapled post and then walked on a thin wire line. After that, I rang a bell at the end and then dropped down! | Glad to be on the ground again! | Swinging after a very high drop. | The Gang!
4: Every girl in my cabin was frightened at first looking at the swing and the wire line obstacles. But everyone in Cabin 18 was courageous enough to do these amazing things! | My Friends at High Ropes | Katey getting ready to accomplish her goal! | Ellie testing here bravery! | Lilly trying her hardest not to look down.
5: The instructor for the high ropes, Adam, trying to make people laugh. | Lizzie modeling for the camera. | Up with the trees! | Everybody was so proud of themselves in the end!
6: Horse Back Riding! | One of the days at camp we went to the stables. Unfortunately, it was raining that day and we had to ride in the pasture instead of on the trail. The horses were well behaved as they tried not to slip. Everyone was assigned to a horse depending on their level of skill. My horse was named Carmel. He was a little bit rowdy and loved to eat grass! This was one of my favorite parts of camp and other girls thought the same too. | Carmel and I were very hungry! | Carmel smiling and saying his goodbyes.
7: =Katey! not shown in main picture | Cabin 18! | All of the horses lined up ready for blastoff! | Carmel & Leia!
8: Camp wouldn't be complete without a night out in the wilderness! We ate chicken tacos, roasted marshmallows, played a lot of games, and even pee'd behind trees! However, it started to rain! So we went back to the cabin, told ghost stories, and moved the camp out to our cabin porch. | Our Camp Out
9: An end of the week party filled with dancing, games, bounce houses, popcorn, and WATER! Yuck! I was to tired of WATER! | Lilly in her TOGA costume! | Glitter Galore! | RANCH FEST! | Besties Forever! | Life of a party.
10: Lizzie | Gracie | Counselor Ashley | Katey | Morgan | Ellie | Me! | The Roaring Rascals of Cabin 18 | Lilly
11: Interesting Facts About Camp | -The only beverage options were water or milk... the ENTIRE week! -Our showers were limited to 6 minutes. -No snacks or candy could be brought to camp... Ellie & I did sneak a pack of pringles, though, and ate them in the shower. :-) -No one got a snack during the day. -Singing and cheering started at 8 am. -People could stand up on the tables and yell during meals. -"Framasa" comes from the owners daughters names... Franchesca, Mary, and Sarah. They took 3 or 2 letters out of their names and came up with "Framasa."
12: After my week long event in the outdoors, I thought about something really important. I became closer to God. I learned more about him through scripture, prayer, and activities and I was out in His most beautiful creation- the wilderness. | AFter Words
13: One Week One God One Fantastic Camp!