Friday, July 26, 2013
A few weeks ago we were blessed with the opportunity to go to Madeline Island to go camping with some of our friends and neighbors. As a child one of my best friends growing up had a cabin on Madeline Island and I had been there a handful of times. It was great to go back and experience it with my own family.
What an awesome time we all had. It was such great weather, warm and sunny all day with some rain at night. Jon loves the rain at night in the tent. I tend to worry a bit about getting wet but this time I tried to relax and enjoy it. The bugs were a little heavy this but we did not let that stop us from having a fantastic time.
The highlight of the trip was cliff jumping. There was both a high jump and a lower jump. We all enjoyed jumping off. The only hard part was that the water was VERY cold so it would take your breathe away when you landed in it but that did not stop us, well at least some of us in the group. We could have spend all day jumping off that cliff and we already have plans for going back next year.
The kids even made their own Kids Camp in our group camp site. They hung out in their own camp and even had their meals in their camp.
We all joked about our "mini van" line up. Great time, Great Friends, Great Memories!
Enjoy the pictures!
I cannot say enough positive things about this camp. What a wonderful opportunity for our kids to be able to take party in such a unique experience. The camp is run by young adults. These kids are in college and have been through years of training to become camp councilors. The girls have had some junior camp councilors in training with them this week and have enjoyed it.
There was so much energy. The camp director spoke to all of the parents at the end of the night and explained how important statics show it is for kids to have mentors that are older children as they grow up. We are so blessed to live so close to this YMCA camp and to be able to send our kids there. They had an absolute blast and I have been asked over and over and over again this week "Mom, can we go back next year?" Awesome!
The girls counselor had equally nice things to say about A and E. They did Arts and Crafts camp this week and I have enjoyed all of the projects that they have brought home. They too asked to go back to camp next week!
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!