Connie Goes to Camp, Part 2
Fortunately, "the Goat-Man" ends up being Lucy and Jill, who are just returning from their outing. Unfortunately, Connie and several other counselors have been out looking for the two girls. The next morning, Connie reprimands Lucy and sends Jill back to her group. Then Connie informs the girls that they'll be competing head-to-head against the boys in Fred Zachary's cabin. There will be three contests: archery, canoeing, and a relay race.
Connie plays sports announcer and describes the tournament. As the games progress, Jill once again approaches Lucy about sneaking away. Lucy says no at first, but Jill shames her into agreeing. They meet that night outside Jill's cabin. But Lucy refuses to accompany Jill. Lucy says it's wrong of them to disobey, especially after they've already gotten into trouble for it once. Jill accuses her of wimping out, but Lucy is adamant. Before Lucy can make it back to her cabin, though, the two girls are caught by a counselor.
The next morning, Connie punishes them: She expels Lucy and Jill from Camp What-A-Nut. Connie writes to her mom that it was the toughest thing she's ever had to do. Now she understands how much it must have hurt Whit to fire her - and how hurt God must feel when He has to discipline His people. Connie wraps up her letter, signs off, then adds: "P.S. Tell Whit I said hello."
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- Connie gave Lucy and Jill a warning the first time they disobeyed. How many “second chances” would you give someone who disobeyed?
- Are there times when it’s appropriate to punish without first giving a warning?
- Donna and Robyn were obsessed with makeup and clothes, while Allison was addicted to TV. Do you have any obsessions that you need to let go of?
- If so, what are they?
- Lucy said she was sorry for hurting Connie. What did Lucy mean by that?
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|June Kendall||Connie Kendall|
|Hal Cunningham||Lucy Cunningham-Schultz|
|Mrs. Cunningham-Schultz||Lucy Cunningham-Schultz|
|John Whittaker||Connie Kendall|
- This episode takes place away from Odyssey: Episodes That Take Place Away from Odyssey
- In the archery scene, the sound of the flying arrow was created by blowing into a straw, the sound of the arrow's impact was from a pocketknife being thrust into wood, and the "doiiing!" sound from the impact was created by slapping a coil door stopper back and forth.
- These episodes were made into an AIO Activity Pack, Connie Goes to Camp, Volume #13.
- The character of Wilma Neidlebark is played by... John Eldridge, who is a well-known Christian author and a Focus on the Family employee at the time. Here, he is doing a great impersonation of Julia Child/Miss Piggy/Queen Victoria.
- The air raid shelter that Jill and Lucy plan to visit plays a major part in the Odyssey book Lights Out at Camp What-a-Nut.
- References are made in this episode to the fictional television series Macho Headbanger: Private Eye as well as the real-life programs Let's Make a Deal, The Cosby Show, Happy Days and Leave It to Beaver.
Connie Kendall: And the crowd goes wild as Oscar takes his position for the boys final chance to win this archery match. He picks up the bow. Turns it one way and then the other. Coach Fred Zachary reminds him that the string goes in the back. Oscar picks up an arrow, examines it—yes, the pointy end goes out—and he loads it up. A hush falls over the crowd. Oscar aims. He can't decide which eye to use. He closes one, then the other, then both, and fires! A bulls-eye! Oscar got a bulls-eye!
Connie Kendall: As soon as the guys hurry up, we'll get started. <beat> Are you ready, guys?
Fred Zachary: Hey, hey, we're praying for God to give us kindness and compassion against our enemies — do ya mind?