We’ve spent a lot of time in my hometown of New Braunfels this summer, and it has been nice getting to relax and see family and friends we haven’t seen for awhile. Victoria is only about 2 hours away, but it’s hard to find the time to make the trip during the school year.
This summer, though, all four of the kids were able to go to Newks Tennis Ranch for camp. The Big Kids went to Adventure Camp, where they camped out at Enchanted Rock, did both the high and low ropes courses, went tubing and rafting down the Guadalupe and Comal rivers, and generally had all sorts of adventure fun. The great thing about Adventure Camp is that the kids are challenged to do things that they never imagined they could do — and then they’re encouraged to think about how these accomplishments can apply to their “regular” lives.
The Little Kids (Mac and Cheese) went to Day Camp. My mom is usually the head counselor for at least a week or two a year, so they have been before. But this year I had the chance to go out there and see them doing some of the cool stuff — the high ropes course. Charley said “I’ve done this before, so I’ll just sit and watch with you in the shade.” But Mac got harnessed up and climbed one of the elements, and then they both tried the practice (low) Committment Bridge. We’re really lucky that our kids had the opportunity to experience all these adventures this year. I think that all four discovered that they could do more than they thought they could.
Coming down from the high Buddy Bridge.