(Locator: Sun City, Arizona)
Nat “The Lucy Show”: “Lucy, you don’t need to go a diet to lose weight.
I’m not. I’m dieting to save money.”
“The Lucy Show” works for this audience...
“I’ll have a bowl of hot water.” (laughter)
…because at the
Willowbrook United Methodist Church in Sun City,
Arizona, the average summer camper is probably in their 60’s.
Bette Mann/Camper: “As a kid, we always went to summer camp.”
At the Senior Summer camp you won’t find all the childhood camp
activities, but it’s camp all the same.
The Rev. Linda De Atley/Willowbrook United Methodist Church: “It’s a lot
of having fun together. We’ll be doing fun things every day.”
The theme of this summer camp is love… laugh…
Nat: “Moses was a basket case.”
…and live well. That’s where “The Lucy Show” comes in.
The Rev. Linda De Atley/Willowbrook United Methodist Church: “Laughter
is really healing. It’s really good. It’s a great way to get at who we
are and to enjoy life.”
After all, the fun doesn’t stop when your hair turns gray.
The Rev. Linda De Atley/Willowbrook United Methodist Church: “We need to
have a party. And why not make the party something that’s fun, as well
as educational, and maybe spiritually food for thought.”
So the bingo game goes beyond random luck and forces everyone to get up
and get to know each other.
Nat campers: “Do you volunteer work?”
Even the campy camper skits…
Nat of skit: “You are so right, oh mighty porcelain one.”
…are cause for discussion.
Marilee Reitz: “There’s always more to learn, and then the interaction
with other people, the sharing in the small groups, is always
There are still camp songs that you’ll never forget.
Nat song: “To be like Him…”
And of course the camp commonality that reminds us we’re valued – at
This year’s camp lasted a week and ended with a joke contest. This was
the tenth year the Willowbrook United Methodist Church has held a Senior
You can find out more about the program by going to the church’s web
http://www.willowbrookumc.org or calling 623-974-5637.