by David Meiklejohn.
Senior camp '98 was from the 18th to the 25th of July. We had two groups of
Americans over, and Naomi came over from Ireland. Outings were to Millport and
Greenock, as well as bowling, Dumbarton and Glasgow. Unfortunately the weather
wasn't good enough to go to Loch Lomond this year.
This is a group of us on the Saturday, before everyone else arrived.
On Saturday it was nice and sunny, so we took a trip to Overton House,
Dumbarton, for a walk. We walked through the woods, past a waterfall and back
to the house.
On Sunday, after the rest of the Americans had arrived and gone to bed, a few
of us took a trip into Glasgow. We went to Glasgow Cathedral and then to the
Monday was rainy, so the planned trip to Millport was off. We went bowling
instead, and as you can see, our American friends enjoyed it immensely.
After dinner this evening the Americans were given their haggis innoculation
Tuesday we went to Millport. The weather wasn't great, but good enough to start
off round the island. After the usual stop at the wee cafe on the way round,
the rain started up and we were told there was a storm warning. We rushed to
give the bikes back and head back on the ferry. Back at the Bible Centre it had
been sunny all day.
A good day for sports day. Hooray! We had the donkey race, football, hockey,
penalty kicks, races, tug of war, the bucket game and the obligatory water
Here Nicola shows Claire how to take a penalty with style.
The pillow fights were a time for grudges to be paid back.
We had a photo line-up during the sports day, where we had the Americans
together for a photo, and then the rest of us, at which point they soaked us.
We were taken completely by surprise, honest.
We went to Greenock on Thursday, instead of the planned trip to Loch Lomond.
Ice skating and swimming was the agenda, with a trip to the shops thrown in.
Friday was a trip to Glasgow to go to the shops. What more can I say?
On Friday night we had the usual party games, with 12345, knights, horses and
cavaliers, etc. As normal, it was fun and got very hot in the room.
The midnight feast for the boys was held in room 3 up the stairs. We managed to
persuade some of the Americans to have a go at fluffy bunnies, then Rab came in
to tell us a few jokes.
Here are some more photos that I couldn't cetagorise into the sections above: