One of the many coves of Table Rock
This weekend found me surrounded by the serene Ozark woods, beautiful Table Rock Lake, and more than 90 zestful teenagers. Our base, called Camp Heritage, sits on about 300 acres of waterfront property. Table Rock Lake is a man-made lake with more than 52,000 acres of surface water and 850 miles of shoreline. It is located in southern Missouri, near Branson, and is the area’s most popular vacation spot.
Camp Heritage, a non-profit organization that caters to disadvantaged teens and provides them with summer camps, sponsored a special winter week-end where various classes were offered. I was just one of the instructors and gave classes on basic computer knowledge.
I had 18 students in all and it was such a pleasure to work with them and to become friends.
The main lodge cabin where meals are served was the hot spot Saturday night. The staff and teens joined together in fun and games and topped it off with a late night movie. The camp offers a wide range of activities, including horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing, and white water rafting. Unfortunately, these activities are only available in the summerL
And as it turned out, the weekend was unusually cold. Outdoor activities were very limited, but some of us did take a brisk hike along the lake. Classes were over at noon on Sunday. My drive home took about 4 hours, and I am glad to be back with my internet! But I am also glad that I was able to help out my fellow mankind…the tiny sacrifices I made were well worth it. And thanks to AngelBaby for keeping me alert for part of the drive...haha