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Summer is Right Around the Corner ~ And so is Summer Camp!

Summer is right around the corner!

Or at least I hope so.

For many, summer means heading off to camp.

Now I won’t say that I was overjoyed to be heading off to camp.  I love my own bed way too much.  But even though it wasn’t the first thing on my to-do list, I bravely boarded the bus with my best friend and off we went.  Am I ever glad now that she talked me into going!

Summer Camp Fun

Camp was such a great experience for me and brought me out of my comfort zone and on the edge of adventure.  The camp that I went to way back in the day, did not have showers and only 1 flushing toilet.  We were lucky enough to have sinks with running water to brush our teeth, but showers (or should I say baths) were held in the lake.

I spent a lot of time finding out new things about myself, and since it was a Christian camp I attended, I found new developments in my relationship with God.

We did many exciting things at camp — horseback riding, sliding down natural God-made water slides near the river and going on nature hikes.

camp new friends

After that 1st camp adventure, I wasn’t sure I would ever go back.  However, I decided to head back to camp the summer of my grade 10 year to become a CIT (Counselor in Training).  This program was a 2 week program at a Christian camp about 2 hours away.  I stayed in a cabin with young pre-teen girls and showed them God’s love.  I tried many new things that summer like canoeing, mountain biking, and camping (Yes — the first time I camped I was almost 16!)


Summer camp is a great way for kids to step out of their comfort zones, enjoy the summer and make new friends!

Intervarsity camps

Inter-Varsity Summer Camps want to give YOU the opportunity to WIN A FREE WEEK AT CAMP!

Founded in 1929, Inter-Varsity Summer Camps are Christian summer camps for kids ages five to 17. Located in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia, each summer camp offers unique programs for children and youth as well as specialty programs in leadership development, water adventures, and horsemanship. With dozens of fun and exciting activities like sailing, swimming, horseback riding, and rock climbing, and a daily schedule purposefully designed to provide your child with new skills, opportunities, and experiences, we are confident that your child will learn, grow, and develop through their time at our camps. Thanks to more than 80 years of experience in child and youth summer camping, we trust that by sending your child to an Inter-Varsity Camp you are actually investing in your child’s future.

To enter to win a free week at camp, simply click HERE and fill out the sign up form.

Free Week at Camp

Now I have the joy of watching my nieces head off to camp every summer.  After their 1 or 2 weeks, they come back excited to share all they adventures they have been on while they were at camp.  In a few short years (next year if she wants to), my daughter would be old enough to head to camp and start her own adventures.

Did YOU attend summer camp as a kid?  If so, tell us your most memorable moment!


Kristin Wheeler (Mama Luvs Books)

Sunday 7th of April 2013

I remember going to camp when I was younger! Great experiences!

Mindy Reimer

Sunday 7th of April 2013

That would so be awesome!!!


Sunday 7th of April 2013

I was never able to go to summer camp. My parents would ship me off to my grandmothers a few hundred miles away for a week. I do send my kids to summer camp they love it and beg every year to go back.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

Sunday 7th of April 2013

I'm glad you gave it another try!!!! It ended up being the best thing!


Sunday 7th of April 2013

That is so cool! I loved going to camp when I was a kid.