Monday was the first day of nature camp for the boys. How lucky for them their day starts with a greeting from one of three farm dogs who awaits the arrival of the troops each morning. I believe this one is called Evie but I’m not certain.
The weather has been perfect for full days spent outdoors building fires, crafting shelters, animal feedings and long lunches with new and familiar friends. Unlike school days and without any prompting, I get a full report of all the activities that went on. They both want to be the first to tell their stories so I’ve had to alternate turns to keep it fair.
There has been no complaining, no wanting to stay in bed in the mornings and definitely no asking when it’s going to be finished. Instead, there have been new songs sung at random and lots of excitement along with the occasional outburst of how much they love nature camp.
I know it’s not a sleep away camp and they are only gone for seven hours, but I was still hesitant. I have to say, four days in, I think they are doing just fine. OK, so I’m the one doing fine, they were never the one with the issue.
How are your kids doing so far this summer? Busy or completely bored? Are they at camp too? Is it a day camp or a sleep away where they’re gone for days or even weeks at at time. Yikes!
I suppose they may want that eventually, but for right now, seven hours suits me perfect.