very, very beautiful place. very isolated also; the nearest city is fresno and it's 70 miles away. there is limited internet connectivity, no cell phone service, and plenty of outdoor activities. perfect place for a solitary or wholesome vacation. it also seems that since it is a private, small comunity is is somehow above the law... no seatbelts, no licenses, sometimes outrageous work hours/pay.
ALSO big big land of abbreviations, for exapmle:
DTR = "define the relationship," a common concept in Christian culture i suppose
SS = "support services," one of the staff departments
pondy = "ponderosa," main camp
HAG = "high adventure guide," another staff department
meadow = "meadow ranch," a junior high camp
g-store = "general store," pretty much the only place to get as much of everything as you can for triple the usual price
person 2: oh, yes. this is hume lake, duh! what did you expect? it's called "the blob," get used to it.