Have you ever been sitting at home, wondering what you and your family should do for bonding time? You already watched a movie and went bowling, and you are getting pretty tired of playing the same board games. What if you could go to a place where you and your family can canoe, make arts and crafts, and go on mountain biking adventures? After a day full of awesome activities, you then could be apart of a family talent show or go to a family campfire! Well, at Camp Friendship, all of this is possible!
That’s right! CF’s Family Camp is here! Families come and choose what activities they would like to do together. Each activity offers exciting challenges and is a great learning experience. However, most importantly, families can take on these challenges together. According to the American Camp Associations website, families attend family camps as a way to get a vacation, use camp as a sort of therapy, or just for educating themselves. These families then nurture their relationships because they must work together in a different setting and in activities they aren’t used to. Families must work on communicating better with each other, which is another plus of family camp.
So why do our family campers decide to come to Camp Friendship? I decided to talk to some of our family campers to find out. Mary discusses how busy her and her family is during the year, so family camp is a way they get to spend time with each other. “The counselors are really welcoming and make things fun…fun for both kids and parents.” Mary discussed how she liked how within her family, they could choose their own activities, but could still see each other throughout the day. I also talked asked a CF first timer, Eliot, why he decided to come with his wife and two children. He discussed he wanted to find a place that offered activities for all age groups, where his children can also socialize with other children. Second timer, Julie, actually shared a story of how she met some great friends at the previous year’s family camp. She remembered how they both had sons that were the same age, and their sons instantly became friends. They then found out that they lived only five miles from each other, and have been friends ever since.
It is never too late to make new friends in life, and it is great when families can meet other families with the same interest! Camp Friendship loves our Family Camp, and we are so happy we have such great families to share the experience with us! So whether you come to socialize, get a vacation, have fun, or even all three…we will be ready for you!