When I was a kid, all 5th graders in our school district got to attend a weeklong sleep-away camp. I still have fond memories of that experience we fished, canoed, hiked, rode horses, and made life-long friendships.
Unfortunately, our local school districts don’t offer this trip anymore. However, I still wanted my 12-year-old daughter to experience camp. Last year I signed her up for a weeklong Girl Scout camp and she had a great time.
This year, she attended our church’s summer camp. Although she didn’t enjoy it as much as she enjoyed the Girl Scout camp, she did learn 10 valuable lessons during her week away from home.[collection type=’slideshow’ style=’classic’]