Sunday, February 19, 2012

Catalina Island Summer Camp - my kids would LOVE it!

If you know me, you know I'm ALWAYS up for any adventure!  My kids are just like me in that regard!  My cancer diagnosis lit a fire under me to have them experience as much as, we've been trying lots of new things lately. 

My kids went to a one week sleep away camp a few summers ago when I was still in treatment.  It was a camp for kids of cancer patients.  While it was perfect for them at the time, it wasn't quite the summer camp I had in mind.

So, while looking at potential camps for this summer, I came across Catalina Island Camps.  They offer 1 and 2 weeks sessions for kids (boys and girls) entering grades 2-11.  PERFECT!  Even better, their mission is to help kids develop life long skills through fun and unique outdoor experiences in a community that cultivates respect for self, others and the environment.  BINGO!  Our family goal this year focuses on our environment.

Activities at Catalina Island Camp are NON-STOP!  just like my kids LOL!  They offer skin diving, kayaking, sailing, power boats, archery & air rifles, ropes courses & challenge courses and even composting (don't tell the kids, but I ordered a worm composting bin....we're starting composting soon!)

There are arts & crafts, overnights!, and even cooking classes!  Can Moms go too?

Both of my kids are so athletic and are great swimmers...I know they'll want to try every single activity.  Lauren would LOVE the crafts, just like her Mom. 

The kids stay in cool bunks.  On the overnights, the kids sleep under that stars!   Living in the LA area, my kids don't often see stars...well in the sky, anyway!  As well, we live near the beach but as I sometimes refer to it, we're in the "concrete jungle".  My kids don't get to be out in NATURE!  Oh, how I want that for the Andrew and Lauren!

 I am entering to win a session of summer camp for a child at Catalina Island Camps from The SITS Girls!  (yes, I LOVE to enter amazing if my kids won!!!)  HUGE thanks to the SITS Girls for putting this together!!!

Thanks for reading!  Have a wonderful President's Day weekend.  We're visiting the Reagan Library to celebrate!


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