So here I was saying that I had written through my blog backup. How wrong can one girl get? I’d totally forgotten a critically important piece of content I was going to share? How could I?
One of the very best parts of this Christmas Past was the Camp Gramp theme song. This story starts back in June, when my church held a fund-raising auction. I scored some excellent packages — baskets, goodies, a photography session and… a custom song written by our pastor. After mulling for a month or two, I asked him to put together a Camp Gramp Theme song. For several weeks I sent him information on Camp Gramp, with periodic inquiries returned.
Camp Gramp, for the uninitiated, is an annual adventure. Since Grey was about 2, Camp Gramp has been a time when my parents take all of their grandchildren for a week of revelry, junk food, adventures and fun — while the parents of said grandchildren abscond to go do fun grownup things that are not kid-friendly. My parents do not plan on doing ANYTHING during that week but pay attention to their grandkids. We middle generation abscond. (Last year we went to Istanbul! The year before it was backpacking.) And the kids get each other’s company and have a ball. It’s an excellent establishment – long may it continue!
Then, a few weeks before Christmas, he said he was ready. After church, we all snuck away from coffee hour and he played it for us. It was AWESOME!!!!! It captured the spirit and flavor of Camp Gramp.
I can just imagine me, being somewhere totally different! And the kids, bleary-eyed and not my responsibility, being woken up by these dulcet strains for another day of fun and happiness together. I imagine them reminiscing about how awesome that was years from now, when they’re ancient and my age.
I’m not going to type out the words to the song here (some things you don’t want to have SEO’d) but for all you big Camp Gramp fans out there, here is the Official Camp Gramp Theme song!