Summer Adventures

It is summertime and camp is in full swing. Our summer camp here at Holy Comforter includes very little campers this year and while a little tentative at the start, all is going very well. We did have two campers that are not quite ready to have mommy drop them off, and that is just fine. We're not in the business of "hurrying" the children to grow up and we know eventually they will be ready for the "on my own" experience even if it is for a couple of hours two days a week.  Because the really BIG stuff happens all too soon; growing up and leaving home for long periods of time.  Some of the  All Things Bright and Beautiful teachers are getting their children off to college orientations this summer and some have children who are leaving for jobs in other parts of the country. There are many in the parish who have sent their children to summer camps in other parts of the country or have children who are taking trips with school or youth groups. Sometimes the separation is a very tough thing to do, and in the long run, everyone gets through it just fine.

So this summer,  if the time of separation is for a couple of hours here and there, and there is more time spent together as a family at parks and picnics and baseball games, that's worth taking note. It is worth taking time to appreciate the people, the place, the setting. My favorite expression of this sentiment came from my niece's daughter.  My niece Sarah and her husband John are teachers in California and every summer they travel across the country with their four children in the big van to see Grandma and Papa. And they see as many beautiful sites as possible between the two coasts. This year the trip will cover 7,000 miles!  As the family was driving through Colorado for this summer's adventure, 8 year Audrey woke from a nap to discover they were driving through Colorado's beautiful Glenwood Canyon paralleling the Colorado River.  Wide-eyed she exclaimed, "I hope this isn't a dream. I really like this!"   As your summer adventures continue, I wish you many "Audrey moments"!

Vacation Bible Camp

TWO YEAR OLDS through FIRST GRADE

Camp Days are
Monday through Thursday
for two weeks: 7/30 - 8/9
9:15 to 11:30 a.m.
$275 for two weeks
$150 for one week
Please contact
Mary Johnson
with any questions. Registration forms
are available
here...