It's been tricky to stay in touch with Sean this summer not only because cell reception is pretty terrible but also because we have different days/nights off. Often, Sean is out on a trip and is only back at camp for one day before he leaves again. We were able to catch up for about thirty minutes yesterday which was awesome as I was dying to know how things are going.
He said he's enjoying the job so far though the first couple of trips were rocky because of campsite reservation and weather problems and another because everyone got strep throat and they had to turn back early. Most of the boys are from the city and a wilderness trip has been challenging for them in a variety of ways. He also said that he's had to do a lot of first aid including bandages, tick removal, fevers and scrapes and bruises. He's looking forward to longer hiking and canoeing trips later in the summer as well as working at the rock wall when he's at camp. I don't know the next time I'll hear from him but it was good to get an update while we both had some time off. Until then it's snail mail only.