Posts Tagged ‘summer camp’

Lego Camp: Day 3

Friday, July 15th, 2011 by by
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“That kid with the blue t-shirt in Lego Camp today was being disrespectful and talking when the teacher was talking.”

“What did you think of that?”

“I’m worried that the blue-shirt kid won’t get Christmas presents, because Santa sees everything and the blue-shirt kid was doing bad behavior.”

“He still has time to turn it around before Christmas. I bet he’ll do okay. I don’t think you need to worry about him.”

“He should be real careful.”


Lego Camp: Day 2

Thursday, July 14th, 2011 by by
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“How was Lego Camp today? Did you guys make something fun?”

“We learned about bushings and axles and fulcrums and catapult loads.”


“It’s engineering, Mom.”

Lego Camp

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 by by

“So, Mom? Where is the Lego Camp?”

“It’s in that same room at the park that Jedi Camp was in.”

“Are they going to have the big Duplo Legos or the grown up kind?”

“Well, the camp is for five to eight-year-olds.”

“So grown up Legos, then?”

Jedi Camp: Day 5

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 by by

“So me and Jake and Brandon all picked each other to be dueling partners. It’s called a trio, Mom.”

“That’s fantastic that you friends stuck together.”

“First Brandon light sabered Jake, and then he light sabered me, but I was only pretend dead, and I light sabered him, and we all went down on the ground.”


“Yeah, we did a lot of practicing. It was a pretty awesome friends trio, Mom.”


Jedi Camp: Day 4

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 by by

“Bob? What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from Obi Wan this week?”

“To have fun.”

“That’s great. I love that.”

“He said we have to have fun, or he’ll throw us in the garbage can.”

“Wow, and that works?”


“So… I’d like you to pick up your room, or I’m going to have to throw you in the garbage can.”

“Mom? You’re not even a Jedi.”

Jedi Camp: Day 3

Friday, July 1st, 2011 by by

“How was Jedi Camp today?”


“What did you do?”

“Mom? Can you stop asking me questions about Jedi Camp, please?”

“Why? Are there Jedi secrets?”

“No, there’s just this thing we’re going to do on the last day where we show you our moves, and I don’t want to wreck the surprise.”


“Also, my Jedi name is Jedi Phoenix.”

“That’s cool.”

“I know it is, Mom.”

Jedi Camp: Day 2

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 by by

“Mom? Our master, Obi Wan, has a cell phone.”


“Do you think that means he’s not the real Obi Wan?”

“I think it means everyone has a cell phone.”

“I don’t know…”

“It’s probably because he’s in the future.”

“Oh, yeah! You’re right, Mom. This is the future!”


Jedi Camp

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 by by

Today, Bob and two of his friends started “Jedi Camp,” a five day, three-hour morning program offered through our town’s parks and rec department. Jedi Camp convened at 9:00am in the main room in the building next to the baseball field. A dozen small-ish Jedi-wannabes (technically, Padawans) stood in a row to meet their master, a baby-faced young man in robes who introduced himself as Obi Wan Kenobi.

Obi Wan formally greeted the group by shaking hands with each of his young students and quickly learning their names. He committed to a faux-British accent for the duration of the class, God love him.

According to Bob, the class went by too fast.

“Mom? I love Jedi Camp!”

“That’s great, Babe. What did you do there ?”

“There was a coloring part and an outside games part and an inside light saber part and a snacks part. It was super-cool.”

“That sounds amazing. What was your favorite part?”

“Meeting the real Obi Wan Kenobi. He’s a Jedi master, Mom.”

“That he is.”

Soccer Camp Day 5

Sunday, June 27th, 2010 by by

“It’s Friday! I need to let my coaches know that today is the last day of soccer camp! It’s here, Mama, the very last day of soccer camp! I will go and tell them that today is the last day!”

“They know, Honey.”

“Well, after I tell them some more, I am going to go in that tree for an adventure.”

“That sounds perfect.” (more…)

Hello Muddah….

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 by by

The time has arrived to send my eldest off to his first ever, week-long summer camp.

I am looking forward to the chance for him to gain some independence, enjoy the outdoors and have fun with his friends.

My son is looking forward to spending all his money on junk food at the canteen and the prospect of not having to shower for nearly 7 days.

As I pack him up for drop-off tomorrow I’m surging with emotions, but mostly those of sadness and loss as I anticipate saying “good-bye”.  Mostly to the things  my son will be taking with him that I know I have little chance of seeing again.


“Good-bye” beach towel.

“Good-bye” (more…)