Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer Camps

Nate played on the Hungarian team at camp,
and made chocolate chip bars decorated like the Hungarian flag.
Every summer, we choose camps for the kids to attend based on their interests.  Nate has been attending Challenger Soccer Camp for the last 4 or 5 years and absolutely loves it!  They bring in coaches from the UK to teach the kids for a week, and Nate always leaves feeling great.  It's usually the first camp of the year, because of the heat.  He finished up the first week of June.

Then, a random stop found him in another camp this year.  A local AirSoft facility runs a 3 week camp teaching gun safety, etc. and Nate is all over the weapons and tactical maneuvers.  They run it like a military boot camp (well, as much as you can for a bunch of 11 - 17 year olds) and it is right up his alley.  He finished up the first week today and can't wait for next week.

This week found Colin in chess camp.  He enjoys playing, and used to play regularly, but got away from it in the last year.  He has had a great time learning new strategies and playing hours of chess this week.  He is considering whether he wants to go another week, or not.

In just a couple weeks, we'll be attending the National Stuttering Association's Annual Conference.  It's not exactly a camp -- but it's full of workshops so it's sort of like a camp.  It's being held in Scottsdale this year, so the entire family will enjoy the fun that is a NSA Conference.

The week after that conference, Colin and Lydia will head to the Challenger Space Center for Space Camp.  They won't be together in camp, but they offer camps for 1st graders and 7th graders that week.  Colin will be building a telescope (I think) while Lydia will learn about being an astronaut!

And, then I think we only have 2 weeks left before school starts!  Fit in some camping trips and our summer is jam packed with fun! 

What are you doing this summer?

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