Leoni Meadows (1) ~ Archery

“The smell of pine trees, the campfire glowing, the marshmallows cooking,
and the breath of crisp cool air are some great things I like about camping,
but my favorite one of all is camping underneath the stars
with lights so brilliant it brightens up the deep blue sky
making you feel a sense of peace and tranquility amid the great outdoors.” ~ Author Unknown

Way back in the early 90s, five young men headed to Andrews University in Michigan.  They became great friends and all five of them ended up going to Loma Linda Medical School together.  They were in each other’s weddings and they all became dads.  This year, they decided that it had been much too long since they had seen each other so they signed up for a Christian family camp at Leoni Meadows.  It was a such a great trip, so much so that we are returning again next year.  I could not believe all the activities that were available to us, we couldn’t get through them all.

Activity #1:  ARCHERY.  My daughter brought along a friend, Chelsey, and when we first looked at the list of things to do, archery popped out at her (and me).  Why?  There are certain sports that countries are better at than others.  For example, when I think of diving, I think of China, soccer – Brazil, badminton – Indonesia, baseball – USA and so on and so forth.  Well, the Koreans excel at archery and when the summer Olympics roll around, you better believe that the whole nation is watching ARCHERY.  I tell you, it’s not something NBC broadcasts, so we have to watch it on the Korean cable channel.  The womens’ team have never let go of the gold medal, EVER?!!!  What is that?  In any case,  Chelsey’s dad would watch it and tell her how the Koreans do well in archery just as my dad had told me.  So, it was our number 1 on our list of things to do.  It was difficult at first for the kids, but the counselors were such patient teachers that they eventually got the hang of it and wanted to go every day.  My husband was proud of himself that he hit the bull’s eye twice and popped the balloon.  He won chocolates for all of us, lol.

Stay tuned, zip-lining, ceramics and canoeing is next!!  Have a great day, everyone!!

Jen from Windy Ridge - 07/21/2011 - 11:00 am

Beautiful photos and memories for your family. I am going to do an archery station at Windy Ridge…looks like such fun!

Jules - 07/21/2011 - 7:13 am

that looks so hard … love the determination in the kids … can’t wait for more!

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