I loved summer camp as a kid, and my oldest son enjoyed it too. It was a time for discovering independence and making new friends, and I really want all of my children to at least try it once. My two middle children had that chance this past summer. They went to Circle Square Ranch in Brantford, Ontario and they both came home with a lot of stories to share.

My son has a hard time with new situations and new people and it was a bit of a challenging experience for him. He doesn’t want to go to camp again, but he did come away from it with some positive experiences. He was so proud of himself for going ziplining. It is something I tried for the first time just a couple of months prior and I think he liked having that connection with me. He was also pleased to report that he learned to ride a horse, and never planned to do it again, lol.

Avery had a very different experience. She left camp in tears because she was going to miss her new friends. She was afraid to try ziplining, but she embraced horseback riding and showed off her new skills in the rodeo at the end of the week. She shared stories about camp fires and swimming and she reminds me frequently that she wants to go back again this year. I hope we can make that happen for her, because I know she really loved it.


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Sheri McDonald is a family lifestyle blogger who has been sharing her parenting and travel adventures online for the past eight years. You can find her discovering the world with her children when she's not at home enjoying a good book.


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