We are not ones to splurge on camps for our kids.
In past years, they’ve done swim team through July and, for the past couple of years, theater camp while we are vacationing at my parent’s summer home in Rhode Island in August. That seemed like more than enough.
This year, however, we’ve strayed from our plan.
First we signed Adam up for a weeklong, half-day lacrosse camp in late June. Then, on our first day of vacation, I heard about a Billabong Surf Camp at the beach less than a mile from our house. I never would have considered this, but a year and a half ago Adam got a surf board as a combined birthday/Christmas present. Last year, he barely used it.
So this camp seemed perfect for him, but my husband thought Lilly might enjoy it too. So we broke the budget and signed them up. Here are some shots from camp.
|Here are the campers on the first day having a little dry land lesson. Camp starts at 7:30 a.m.|
|Here’s Lilly waiting for the perfect wave.|
|Adam catching a wave. He loves the camp. Can’t get enough of it.|
|Here’s Lilly after a ride. She’s pretty good but says it’s too cold. She likes surfing but hates getting back out there to catch another. She’s my little Eyore.|
|Adam getting the hang of it on a little wave.|
|After three hours of surfing, they are calling it a morning.|
What great camps have your kids gone to this summer?
FranklyStein is a blog by Chesapeake Family Magazine editor Betsy Stein who lives in Catonsville with her husband, Chris, and four children, Maggie, 13, Lilly, 11, Adam, 11, and Jonah, 7.