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Trips & Water Front Extravaganza!

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Yesterday was an awesome day at Family Camp! The first part of the day wasIMG_5346 spent going on Trips. Families were able to choose to go on the Caving Trip, the Float Trip, the High Ropes Trip, or the Bennett Springs Trip. All of these trips were amazing, so whichever one they decicded to go on, they had a blast! It was a great way to spend time with your family and bond with one another.

The Caving Trip had a great time climbing around inside a cave, the Float Trip paddled down a relaxing river, the Bennett Springs Trip learned about nature and got to feed fish, and the High Ropes Trip overcame challenges up on CedarS’ wonderful High Ropes Course. All of these trips were exciting in different ways, and everyone had a great time.

After their trips were finished, everyone headed back to camp for a lunch! We had “create your own Subway Day” which was a lot of fun and the sandwiches tasted delicious! The food at CedarS is always awesome, and there are so many options for you to choose from!

One counselor commented, “The one thing that I really like about CedarS CampS isIMG_5385 the amount of fun you can have. They’re so many different activities you can do. You can do trampoline, go swimming, the rope swing, the zip line, you got sports, horseback riding, and you got everything you can possibly imagine. It’s really cool that we can do all of these activities in this awesome Christian Science atmosphere. You’re always being supported by Warren, by your counselors, and by all these awesome people here at CedarS.” –Hunter H.

In the afternoon families had a blast at the Water Front Extravaganza. There was swimming, zip lining, the waterslide, and much more! When it started raining a little, everyone headed to the covered back porch where ice cream was served and a game of basketball was played. And after a few minutes the rain had cleared up and the water activities began again!

Rainy Monday, Fun Monday!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Monday was quite a rainy day here at CedarS CampS, but that definitely did nIMG_5169ot stop all of the fun activities for Family Camp! Families had a great time participating in their choice of activities. There was horseback riding, printmaking, swimming, sports, archery, and even cartooning!

One counselor said, “I love family camp because during the year, some families don’t even get to spend time together. The father and mother come home from work and all they get to say is “goodnight.” But at family camp they get to do activities together as a whole family. They get to have meals together, and sometimes at home that doesn’t even happen. It just gives them a really good chance to spend quality time together. They also have power hour every day, and that gives them a chance, as a family, to talk about Christian Science. It’s just a really good bonding experience for all of the families here at CedarS.” – Gabby A.

The cool thing about Family Camp is that you can do things with your family whenever you want, but also the parents can do activities they want to do while their children do the activities that they want to do. When one camper was asked why she liked Family Camp she said, “There’s a lot of fun activities. There’s vaulting, which is gymnastics on a horse, which I think is really fun because I do gymnastics. There’s also archery and other stuff. And you also get to stay in cabins with your family which is a lot of fun.” – Hanna F.
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At night we had an awesome campfire for all the families to attend. The kids had a great time riding the “Bucking Barrels”, and the parents sat around the fire roasting marshmallows, chatting, and being with their families. There’s nothing better than eating a perfectly made S’more! The night ended with some cool fire breathing followed by singing a hymn and then ending with the CedarS’ song. It was a great first day of Family Camp!

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