Monday, April 29, 2019

Camp Bluebird, April 29, 2019

Through My Lens, All Seasons, and Our World Tuesday

Tishomingo County, Mississippi, USA, April 26, 2019
I spent the weekend at Camp Bluebird for Cancer Survivors at the Fellowship Christian Retreat at Crow's Neck on Bay Springs Lake.

The theme for this year's camp was the Olympic Games. We played our own version of the Olympics using paper plates for the Discus Throw, and foam 'pool noodles' for the Javelin Toss. But the most fun was the Ring Toss - throwing a foam-rubber ring over your partner's head and shoulders while they stood still with their hands at their sides. If your ring went astray and landed on someone else, it was a point against you!

We stayed in cabins at the north end of Bay Springs Lake. The lake is part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway - the main body of the lake is much wider than this.

Just one of the many activities of the fun-filled weekend was building Bluebird houses. Each camper made one to carry home with them.

For our craft session, we made recipe card holders. There was a wide range of paper designs to choose from. We glued them to ceramic tiles and sealed them with the kind of sealer used for jig-saw puzzles when you want to frame them. I got this recipe from Taste of Home magazine.

A clothes pin glued on the back gives it legs to stand upright, and a smaller clothes pin at the top holds the recipe card.

There was a raffle to help raise money for next year's camp. I considered the $15 I spent on raffle tickets to be a donation, but I won these pretty boxes!

We were served Friday night supper, three meals on Saturday, and Sunday morning breakfast, and between meals there were plenty of snacks available.

We started our days with a nature walk and ended with a campfire. It was a wonderful time for cancer survivors to relax, have fun, and celebrate life!

Have a great week!

Joining in today with Through My Lens, All Seasons, and Our World Tuesday

NOTE: Please do not use my photos without my permission.


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful time, Lea!

  2. Hello, the lake view is pretty. I hope you had a great time at the Camp Bluebird. Happy Monday, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week ahead.

  3. What a fun post, lea! The camp hall is so festive. Who of you two is a cancer survivor? Can imagine you never ever forget that!!! That a fun version of the ring toss:) Great activity to make a birdhouse. All in all, such a festive event, am happy and excited with you for sharing it to All Seasons (that once-bleak-season turned!!)

  4. That looks fun (sorry for the reason) - and a lovely spot on the lake.

  5. How wonderful that you can get-together like this.
    It sounds like you had a wonderful time.
    I enjoyed seeing your photographs.
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

  6. Congrats on being a survivor! A great well-planned get together. Glad you went

  7. The planners must've had fun coming up such great activities. :-)

  8. It does sound like you enjoyed the experience.

  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful time and what a great thing for cancer survivors to participate in.

  10. My gosh! Truly a fun time all the way around! Hoping you get to return next year too.

    Loved seeing all the crat projects too.

  11. Looks like a beautiful facility in a lovely location. I love the camp's name, too. Sounds like everyone had a wonderful time.
    My post features tulip fields in Mt. Vernon, Washington.

  12. Very nice! Beautiful scenery too!

  13. They do a great job of planning! Glad I scrolled back from you rlater post to read more p.


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