Get thee to a camp

Moonbeam (in the print suit) jumping from the roof of a building to the cheers of her campers

Moonbeam (in the print suit) jumping from the roof of a building to the cheers of her campers

What campers like to see

What campers like to see

What parents like to see!

What parents like to see!

Silver Moon and Moonbeam

Silver Moon and Moonbeam

Attention Parents! If you haven’t sent your children to camp this summer, get busy and sign them up now. For years I’ve advocated the importance of children attending an organized camp. Where else can kids substitute  computer games and TV for crazy skits, sleeping outdoors and being with amazing, fun-loving counselors? As I observed the 250 young campers at Forest Home Christian Camp, it reinforced my belief in the power of the camping experience. I watched as timid campers successfully  joined in camp cheers, competed in the Polar Bear Swim and hung on for dear life while swinging on a giant swing that required safety harnesses. Kids were happy, dirty and best of all, void of any mom yelling “Be careful! You’ll hurt yourself!” I frequently give speeches on “Camp Counselor Style Parenting” that encourages parents to release their inner camp counselor  and start having fun with their kids. Allan demonstrated his inner camp counselor spirit by showing the girls how to make a “Cheerio Taco”. As the girls collectively yelled, “Groooosssss!”, Allan took a bowl of Cheerios, added scrambled eggs, tator tots and salsa. Which he then proceeded to eat. So get your kids to camp!

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