The Gaddis Family annual Camp Grandma nailed it big time for 2014. Games, fun food, swimming, movie making, and a big family bar-b-que to wrap up the weekend.
My two oldest granddaughters arrived a day early to help me set up for Camp Grandma. We spent hours together getting crafts organized, putting together Bible memory verse activities, finding props for movie making, and getting our schedule and menu figured out. So fun!
Honestly, these two girls did all the heavy lifting for me … and eventually teased their cousins that “Counselors were privilaged to use a secret stash of candy.”
Camp Grandma events
As usual, I found most of our games on Pinterest, and my counselors invented the rest.
Grandpa served as life guard for pool time. He also slept in the tent with the kids so Grandma could “mostly” get a good night’s sleep.
Memory verses written on “camp bags.” (Thank you Michaels Craft Store!)
Singing around the campfire and listening to Grandpa and Grandma’s favorite God stories … along with silly stories from our long ago childhood. Lots of laughter.
A new favorite … Banana Boat S’mores!
Butterfly snacks from 101 Mishloach Manot Ideas at Kosher on a Budget.
Nature walk: What’s under you feet? (I’m not sure their parents fully appreciated the dirty socks glued to the Nature Walk page along with the “treasures” found stuck to the socks.)
The Great Murder
The kids really got into making the Great Murder video. My counselors acted as screen writers, costume designers, and movie directors. All I had to do was film and edit!
And of course, the stars of Camp Grandma are … Rilian, Karalee, Adelaide, Korbin, Paisley, and Avalon.
For more ideas on hosting your own Camp Grandma, see these posts:
Camp Grandma 2012 (includes tips and free printables)
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