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Summer camp

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The kids started YMCA summer camp yesterday--and didn't even make it home before they started complaining that it is boring. Having never had the opportunity to participate in summer camp when I was a kid, I find myself wondering how they could possibly be bored. They have so many opportunities--swimming in a lake, canoeing, sports activities, crafts, a zip line. . .the list is endless. I was incredulous that they could be bored with camp after just one day.

But deep down inside I was also jealous. They get to spend the day outdoors doing fun activities and getting plenty of exercise. Ok, so I'm happy to have the benefit of air conditioning--it's hot in Texas! But the activities sound like so much fun. Me flying down the zip line might not be pretty to watch, but it sure would be a fun ride! Perhaps someday they will appreciate the opportunities they had to get out and be active. More importantly, I hope they continue these activities long into adulthood.

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  • DOGSTARDADDY
    I completely understand. My one girl started regular camp.. they swim 2 times a day, do zip lines, play all sorts of games and activities. My other daughter started drama camp, where she is Mrs. Potts in "Beauty & The Beast." I would kill to be in either of their shoes!
    3909 days ago
  • KARENV986
    Keep encouraging them. I think kids today are so used to being entertained, they have a difficult time making their own fun. Hopefully things will get better. My son starts camp on Monday!!
    3925 days ago
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