One neat thing that they have been a part of are two summer "camps" coordinated by friends. Some of Sam's 5th grade friends (all girls, because that's how he rolls) decided to create a camp for their younger siblings. They held two camps at two different homes, complete with schedules, rules, etc. The cost was $4.00 a day. What a wonderful idea and everyone had a blast! Sam was a "counselor" and Lily Clare was a "camper" -- so, Sam walked away with some extra spending money and Lily had fun hanging out with her friends! Here's a peek:
The backyard ready for some loud and crazy kids!
Counselor Sam applying a tattoo on a camper's cheek!
And the rules for the day! Actually, we probably all need to read these and put them to
good use in our everyday lives!!!
Lily Clare also attended a wonderful camp at a local church - Camp Highland. It's a mix between vacation bible school and an outdoor challenge competition. The facility has zip lines, rock climbing, a pool...the list goes on. But it's a wonderful camp with great messages! This year's theme was "Stand Strong in your Faith"; teaching them to have faith that God is with them through every situation they encounter. But the highlight of this week for Lily was this:
At the camp, the children are divided into groups for the week. At the end of the week, the counselors pick someone to be a recipient of the team flag. This individual should have shown respect to the counselors, encouragement to their fellow campers and portray a Christ-like attitude. Guess who got their team flag?!?! This mama's heart was so proud!
So, that's a recap for now. I have more photos to share and stories to tell, but I have a paint brush calling my name.
Lazy days?!? Phooey~