Summer Camp is an amazing way for kids to be kids.
As a 10 year old, I remember exploring our neighborhood with two of my little friends. We discoverd a canyon and some giant drainage tubes that we climbed way up into and slid back down time and time again. We spent hours imagining different places we pretended to be, sneaking into the back of a mighty castle, crawling up to the top of the Pyramids...
Today, I can't imagine letting my kids out of my sight that long, let along leaving them in a deserted canyon for hours on end with no idea what they're doing!
It's a different world. Kids have more structure and supervision. They have more opportunities than we ever dreamed of and there are a lot more dangers than my parents ever thought possible.
Camp is a safe place for kids to be kids. A place to explore, create, experiment, and get dirty. We splash in the creek, we play under the stars, we follow trails, and we sing songs. We are silly and serious. We get excited and exhausted. We share with one another and we take time to care about one another. It's a place to be whoever you are.
Do you have a child or grandchild (or neighbor, niece/nephew) who could benefit from a week at camp this summer?
Look over the Summer 2012 list of camps and send an email to our summer camp registrar,Vikki Shelor, with information on how to contact you, who you'd like to send, and how much you'd like to pay. Vikki will contact you with payment information and will then send a gift certificate and a Caroline Furnace waterbottle to you or your recipient.