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... You Might be at Salkehatchie

by Larry Hawkey

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Larry Hawkey is the Sr High Youth Dir at McMannen UMC in Durham, NC. He attended our Huntersvile Camp in 2004. It was his first camp. A keen observer of the human condition, Larry has provided the definitive guide for those who are not sure if they have ever attended a Salkehatchie camp.

  • If on Monday you go to a house, rip out the kitchen, tear out the bathroom, leaving the kitchen sink in the side yard and the toilet in the front, but before you leave you tell the owners to, "Have an nice evening" you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If your mother finds pictures of you getting down and dirty on the internet, and it makes her proud, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If someone tells you, "You really look hot," then hands you a water bottle, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If you throw your pants up against the wall and they stick, you might be at Salkehatchie.

If on Monday you go to a house, rip out the kitchen, tear out the bathroom, leaving the kitchen sink in the side yard and the toilet in the front, but before you leave you tell the owners to, "Have an nice evening" you might be at Salkehatchie.

  • If you think a minivan is just a pickup truck with a top, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If you drink 3 gallons of water in 8 hours and only pee once, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If you spend 45 minutes looking for a board stretcher only to find out Richard has the only one, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If you say the word, Saw-Zall, just because you think it sounds cool, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If you have a bag of clothes that could be classified as a biological weapon, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If you think safety goggles make you look cool, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If you decorate your safety goggles, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If you fall asleep in a crawl-space, and wake up thinking some one has dropped a house on you, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If you have been the main course at an all you can eat buffet for a family of fire ants, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If you send a fat man up on the roof to look for rotten spots, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If you spend half a day pulling up carpet from the front yard, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If it is 6:30am and some crazy man is singing a song about sleeping birds, you might be at Salkehatchie.
  • If you work your tail off for someone you don't know, and you paid for the privilege, you might be at Salkehatchie.