Look Up Lodge

How it Happened

Every summer my church takes a group of rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to a camp known as Look Up Lodge. My sister, Ansa, was old enough to go this year but every time the subject was brought up she would burst into tears. Finally Mom said that she would go as Ansa’s counselor. Then Haydn wanted Dad to be his counselor since Mom was going to be Ansa’s. So, it was either I was going to stay home alone for four days or go to camp with them. I went to camp.

I have been to Look Up Lodge before, as a rising 4th and 5th grader in 2010 and 2011. L.U.L quickly became my favorite camp. In summer of 2012 I became downcast at the reminder that I was too old to go back. So when I heard I was going this summer you can imagine how happy I was. I didn’t realize how happy I was until the night before the day we left.

Asleep I was from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m., until I woke up. I was tired, but no matter how hard I tried I could not fall back asleep. I read books, played a couple rounds of solitaire (I failed every round), gathered a couple more things to pack in the morning, opened my new flashlight and put the batteries in, etc. I was back in bed soon after I discovered that walking around was not helping.

Why could I not fall asleep? Well for one, I was very excited. Even though I did not feel excited I was on the inside and when I’m excited I can not sleep. Two, I was hungry. Very hungry, and I can not sleep when I am hungry. I began to debate if I should eat one of the roll ups in my secret candy stash. For little while I didn’t, for I thought the sugar would rouse me even more. Finally, at 3:30 a.m, I slid out of bed, fetched the roll up, ate it, and fell asleep before the taste was washed off my taste buds.

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