Elizabeth (grey shirt), and Johanna (pink shirt) have been going to camp for about 7 years. This year they are at Springhill Camps in Evart Michigan. For 2 weeks before camp all they could talk about was how excited they were to go to camp (and be free from us!).
We drive 8 hours round trip and trust me…it’s not free, but it is so worth it. Here are some statistics I read recently from a George Barna survey:
- 1,680 minutes…………the average amount of time a child watches TV per week
- 30 minutes per week…. the average amount of time a child spends outdoors
- 20+ hours per week….the average amount of time a child spends in front of a computer/video game
We believe that camp allows our daughters to gain some clarity and perspective on all parts of their lives. At Springhill they integrate faith and fun all week with a goal of encouraging these kids to live their lives for Christ.
I fall short everyday as a parent, but this is one investment I do not regret. If you would like more information on overnight camps/day camps feel free checkout http://www.springhillcamps.com/