|Posted on July 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM|
One of our favourite family traditions is to end our summers with a family getaway to decompress, refocus, and get ready for the next busy season in our lives - the school year. We spend our Labor Day Weekend doing just that in the wonderful beauty of the northwoods. Our kids to do some of that during their weeks of summer camp at Arrowhead Bible Camp in New Auburn. http://www.abcamp.org/
Although the kids never seem to skip of beat in the rhythm of summer time, they can't wait to get to camp and spend some time with good friends while playing and learning in a G rated setting. There is no worry about what you're kids will learn or "bring" home with them as far as attitude or behavior. It is good clean and honest summer fun to be had on Chain Lake and in the outdoors off "Plummer Road". We had one of our kids catch the most frogs one year. Another couple capsized their sailboats the most. Swamp walking and hiking; archery and tehter ball; these are all popular things at Arrowhead. Then, of course, there is carpet ball and the championships that take place with practically every age group at camp. Beyond the physical fun, there is the emotional bonds among the campers that are made. But, beyond that still there is a nurturing loving kindness and acceptance that is offered to all the campers through the sharing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Every dimension of a person is served at Arrowhead Bible Camp.
I know there are other camps in the region who have missions to serve young people in those ways also. Quickly, I can think of Camp Chetek, Luther Park, Camp Manitou. They all are reasonable in price and have quality people taking care of the campers throughout the summer. Food is never too little and fun is often more than you would expect. Search these northwoods gems online to find the best one for you and your family.
Don't forget your swim suit & sunscreen! (bug repell isn't a bad idea)