The absolute highlight of the kids’ summer is Camp Primo. This is the cousin camp my parents plan (and execute) every year. It’s just for the grandkids–all three of them. And the details of the trip are highly confidential. That is, until the Camp Primo Parent Program on the last day.
I can’t really give you an actual recap since I am not allowed to attend the exclusive Camp Primo, but I did snag some pictures from the Camp Director (my mom) and am going to share my faves with you. Be prepared to take notes for when you are a grandparent…
And this is how it begins, with the three of them smashed into the back of my parent’s car. The amount of stuff five people can haul for a 3 day trip is astronomical.
They stayed at Fort Mountain in north Georgia. They hiked up the aforementioned mountain with their walking sticks so they could see a mysterious 588 foot rock wall built by Indians!
According to Lydia, they saw “everything” from the top of the mountain!
They also spent a lot of time swimming in the lake and playing on the beach. (Look! They are holding hands! *sniff*)
One of the coolest things they did was make their own bows and arrows (it was a big Indian theme because of the rock wall!). My dad can make anything and these were definitely the highlight of the trip!
My mom taught the kids all the rules and correct firing signals (step to the firing line, knock your arrows, fire at will, etc.) that we learned from teaching archery at summer camp throughout the years.
You would be amazed at how far those things can shoot! (I love this picture because I think I have one of me and Daddy doing the same thing when I was little!)
It wasn’t just all fun and games. My mom did a Bible study with the kids and they talked about Miriam (Moses’ sister) all throughout the camp. Their theme was “I Can Do Important Things For God”. They came home with a little book they made that showed examples of how they can do important things at home (like obeying their parents! Woot!).
Of course, the most important part of any Camp Primo is jumping on the bed and eating s’mores at 10pm.
I didn’t even mention the mini-golf, craft time, paddle boats, movie night or touring an Indian’s home!
So. Who wants to got to Camp Primo next year?!
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