Edge Camp

August 5, 2010

As I mentioned previously, Erin tried out for and made a girls’ travel hockey team for the upcoming season. The organization has a camp each summer that the girls are encouraged to attend. Erin was thrilled to be able to go and even more so when she learned her birthday fell in the middle of camp. The camp was attended by girls ranging in age from 7 to 18. Erin’s group (U10/U12) had about 20 girls from 7 to 12 years of age.

On her birthday, I picked up a cookie cake and took it to the rink for her to share with her teammates. I also took my camera, of course!

The counselors were trying to cut the cake into 20 some pieces. They shooed the girls away when they descended, like vultures, on the cake, lol!

While the girls ate cake, I wandered and took pictures. There was no shortage of crazy poses and silliness. These girls were NOT shy!


Brian, who was working in a different camp, even stopped by to wish Erin a happy birthday. Brian works at the skate shop where Erin gets her skates sharpened and the two of them like to pick on each other.

 Erin came home from camp each day exhausted and battered, but she loved every minute of it. She sustained many bruises from pucks hitting her in places where padding was lacking. Despite the fact that her bruises look horrid, they are badges of honor. Each day she’d come home and proudly show us her latest marks.

This was taken a couple of days after the fact, but if you click on the picture once or twice, you can see the lovely bruised right knee.


  1. Oh, I forgot to mention that the pendant in the bruise picture is the one she made at CMOG.

  2. Aw, that is so cool! Sounds like the camp was lotsa fun and if ya don’t get bruised, well, ya probably aren’t playing HARD enough!!! Way to go, Erin!!!!!!!

    LOVE the pendant, too!!!

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