‘Not what I expected’: reflecting on my Catholic Heart Workcamp experience

By Laura Wynohrad
Special to The Witness

OSAGE — I got to experience my first Catholic Heart Workcamp this year. At the beginning of the week, Beth Hoppel, who has been going for the past six years, asked me what I thought of it and I told her, “It’s pretty much what I expected.” I knew it was going to be a week filled with meeting new people, eating cafeteria food, sleeping on an air mattress in a classroom with 10 girls and having to wait in line to shower. I knew there would be good music and fun skits put on by the CHWC staff. I knew that I would miss my family and my home. I knew that I would have to spend many, many hours driving five girls to and from Oklahoma City and that I was responsible for their safety on our journey. I knew that at times I would be hot and uncomfortable and that I would have to work hard at our work site with people that I had never met before for the entire week. I knew that by the time the week was over I would be ready to come home.

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