Eric and Chelsea Palmer: Camp Crushes

Posted by on Feb 09, 2016 in LLYC: The Beat

Everybody loves a good camp romance, right? Even though I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day (you can read more about that here), I can appreciate the fact that many love stories started right here at LLYC. This week I bring you a story from Britt Williams, about a couple of folks who fell in love at Singing Hills: Chelsea (Jensen) and Eric Palmer. Enjoy!

“Eric and I met in 2010 at Singing Hills during an LLFC weekend. I was going to be an intern the following year and Eric was hired as a Family Camp programmer. I was pretty quickly drawn in by his friendly smile and sense of humor, as most people who know him are. I thought he was a creative and fun programmer and I saw that he committed whole-heartedly to his role and his friendships there. We served on leadership staff for LLYC the summer of 2010. I was Girls’ Director and Eric was a Programmer. We made our “camp crush” official by beginning to date in July and then we dated long distance the entire year I worked on LLYC Staff full-time in Kerrville while Eric went to school in College Station.

Eric (with co-programmer Kelsey) the summer he and Chelsea fell for each other.

We got engaged in April of 2011 in Kerrville. Eric came to town for the weekend to visit me and told me he would pick up lunch and we could meet at a spot by the river that we would hang out at on our days off during the summer. When I arrived, Eric had made us a picnic and surprised me with a gift, a book for us to read together. He even brought my dog, Peanut to come visit me also. As the lunch came to an end, Eric started talking about all of the things he loved about me. He said the only thing he would change was my last name. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.”

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