Saturday, July 16, 2011

Grateful for Ecamp

JC is driving to Camp Don Lee (CDL) as I type to pick up Jackson from his first full week at camp.

As I blogged earlier this week, I was worried that Jackson would be homesick. We actually had to get permission to send him to camp for a full week since campers are supposed to be rising fourth graders (Jackson will be entering the third grade this fall). Both of his friends going to camp this summer are a year older so they were signed up for the full week however. Jackson opted to go for the full week with his friends instead of just the half-week session.

Once at camp, there is no real contact with your child. You can send camp email, and of course snail mail, but there are no phone calls and no email coming back to parents.

CDL does participate in "ecamp", however, and the staff is wonderful about posting between 400-900 photos per day. I was very anxious for the new photos to go up on the site each day so I could see my Jack!

One thing that I was so happy about was that Jackson had a smile on his face in almost every single photo. This was very comforting to both me and JC all week.

Here are some of the best photos from Jackson's camp experience.

Jack and his two buddies the first night at camp:
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ARTS & CRAFTS:
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MUSIC:
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ARCHERY:
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Did you notice the jersey??? These photos are from the first three days. Yes, Jackson has the same shirt on three days in a row!

FOSSILS:
There is a huge pile of rocks, etc. that the campers can dig and sift through. Jackson found a shark's tooth!
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DRAMA:
Apparently Jackson was the "man down" in Drama...
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SAILING:
Flying Scot...
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SUNFISH...
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POOL TIME...
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HANGING OUT in NATURE...
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I cannot wait to hear all about Jackson's adventures from this week. I know Jackson so I am sure he made the most out of this camp experience.

Brendan is off to CDL in two weeks. He is counting down the days until it's his turn!

2 comments:

Miggie said...

In the "man down" picture I feel like I'm looking at JC - a few years back.

3 Peanuts said...

That is so funny about the jersey. Harrry does that at camp too. Half his clothes come back untouched.

For the weeks my kids are at camp..I scour the computer looking for their photo. ur camp osts 3 times a day. so literlally I am looking morning noon and night!!!

I bet he had a blast!

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