I grew up in a rural area, camping in the woods of our property and the back yards of neighborhood friends during the summer months. It was a rare night when any of us would sleep inside our homes, much preferring our companionship around campfires and being serenaded to sleep by the music of crickets, frogs, and the occasional owl.
Now is the time for parents to start researching camps for their kids, and there are a lot of summer camps in Calgary to choose from. It’s also the time of year when students have to start thinking about a summer job, and being a camp counselor is a popular choice. Being a camp counselor is a great job - as long as you are not too keen on making a lot of money. Of the vast majority of camp counselors I know, none have ever said they did it for the money. However, being a camp counselor, especially at a residential camp, will give you a wide variety of unique skills and experience.
Mom, you forgot to pack extra socks,” says my 10-year-old son accusingly. We have just picked him up after a week at camp. ‘Socks,’ I muse, mentally searching through the gear I had packed over a week ago. I remembered making an extra trip to the store for the hiking socks requested on the camp list. Had I not packed them?
We all want our kids to be healthy. And part of staying fit is staying active. Sports are a great way to keep kids moving while building their social bonds and building their self-confidence. As a child, if you were outgoing and loved soccer, that may now be your go-to choice for your child, but maybe they are more interested in swimming or tennis. So which sport do you choose for them?
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