June 25, 2012

Girl Scout Camp

Oh my gosh, my oldest dd made it through her week of sleepaway Girl Scout camp.  She had a blast!  She did high ropes, low ropes, archery, swimming (even in their clothes), canoeing, a slumber party, cookouts, crafts, and even more. 

She was a bit homesick during the week - and I missed her dearly, but we survived.  It was a great experience for her, and she made some new friends in the process.

June 15, 2012

Sleep-away Camps

Oh my gosh, it's happened.  My children are getting older!  The two oldest children have elected to spend a week at sleep-away camp this summer.   A is attending Girl Scout camp for a week.  J is attending Boy Scout camp.  Mom is excited and apprehensive, and busy shopping for all the equipment needed for camp.  Geesh. 

I'm amazed by how different the camp amenities are set-up.  Girl Scout camp is a bit more rustic than the Boy Scout camp.  Girl Scout camp - latrines, only one shower house, family-style meals.  Boy Scout camp - flushing toilets near every campsite, many showers (thank goodness - it would be a very stinky week otherwise), cafeteria-style meals.

 Boy Scout camp focuses on Merit Badges.  Girl Scout camp focuses on fun, girl-togetherness time.

It will definitely be a learning experience for all of us this summer.  I'll let you know how we survive!

Fourth of July Poster Contest for Children

A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks is offering a Fourth of July patriotic poster contest for children aged preschool through 12th grade (with age categories).   The posters can be digital or hand-crafted.  The contest begins now, and all entries must be in by June 30, 2012.  There are prizes available.  Every child who enters will receive a free instant download of a lapbook from A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks.

Have your children start thinking patriotic and enter today!
Patriotic Poster Contest