Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Benjamin's First Time at Camp

Benjamin tried camp overnight last year and loved it. This year - at just-turned-8 - he was ready to try two weeks. Annika would be there - added security for everyone - though she would stay 3 1/2 weeks. We got him a trunk, stocked it with extra clothes, underwear, towels, sunscreen, and a ton of other stuff he needed for his two weeks (and Annika was so excited about camp that she packed herself!).

Benjamin survived the two weeks, and though he had the option to stay on, he decided that two weeks was enough. He had a great time, and everyone agreed that he did really well. A few notable points
  • he was the youngest boy in the session
  • he fished faithfully every day, naming the two fish he caught (Sam and ...)
  • he tried arts and crafts and horseback riding
  • he got a bit sick (cold and cough) but was not homesick
  • and he made friends.
We are now full of stories about the Ghost of Florissant, tips on how to hold a flashlight, and information about fishing and general out-of-doors skills. He wants to go back... not next summer but the summer after. But I'm hopeful that next summer he'll be ready again.

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