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Things You’ll Hear at Camp

Camp is one of those places that silly phrases are created. We have a list of phrases, acronyms, and random words with fun meanings so I thought I’d share a few of those with you from SFR.IMG_4097

“Circle Up” is one of the camper’s favorite phrases here at SFR. Each morning we gather around the flag pole to pray as a group or do a short devotional. Before each meal, we Circle Up and invite the campers to pray over the meal and anything else they would like. Many of our games are played in circles so that the entire group remains engaged. A saying I learned growing up is quite fitting for the love of circles at SFR. It goes like this, “A circle is round, it has no end. That’s how long I want to be your friend.”

“WAFO” is one of the campers’ least favorite phrases at camp. It stands for “Wait and Find Out”. Often it is used to answer the common camper questions ‘What are we doing next?’ or ‘What’s for breakfast?’ Sometimes when the latter question is answered with “WAFO”, the campers mistake it as “Waffles” and are sometimes confused when biscuits and gravy actually what’s for breakfast. The campers and their counselors usually have a good laugh over it.

“Cabin Clean Up” is a bittersweet expression – it means a time where campers take ownership over their cabin and ensure they are being good stewards of the things they have been entrusted with (clothes and shoes from their parents and the bunks from SFR, ultimately all from the Lord). It’s a week-long competition that most campers seriously get into. There are points awarded each day, for which the cabin with highest daily points wins a golden plunger, and at the end of the week there is a surprise for the cabin that has the highest running total! It really is quite fun!

For other key terms used at SFR, contact the office at or 918-263-3622.

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