I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, June 20, 2011


Me -I   have been  going  to  camp  since  I   was  four. Yet, I only liked it when I was younger. Once you get older, all you do is sports most of the day except for going swimming and a few other activities.  For three years, I went to Ivy League Day Camp. The next summer I went to All Star Day Camp. I didn't like it at all, all we did was either we went on trips or we sat around all day and made lanyards and about once a week went swimming. The camp also lied. On my first day, they gave out little animal shaped rubber bands and said they gave them out every day. They only gave them out twice the whole time I was there. However, one thing I liked about that camp was I got to jump off a really high diving board for the first time. You had to pass a test to go on the diving boards or swim in the deep end. I passed the test. Now, I have a lot of confidence when I am jumping off high things. The next year, I went back to Ivy League, but it was then that I realized once you get older all you do is sports. I didn't like that. This summer, I am going to a sleep away camp for my very first time. My Mom, Dad, Sister, Grandma, Grandpa, and I went on a tour of the camp, and it is awesome! I am so excited to go, but I'm a little scared. It is my first time being away from home for THREE  whole weeks! I am already packed up with two duffel bags. My Dad and brother will be dropping me off at camp. They are not allowed to take me to my cabin. I am not really sure if I'm going to make any friends, but the lady who took us on the tour introduced me to a girl who will be in my bunk and a girl who is a year older and I may see around camp. However, I don't even remember their names.
                                                     Wish Me A Lot  Of  Luck

Mom - I went to camp a few times when I was young  I never really liked it. I found that camp was mostly about sports, and I never really liked sports. Besides, I was this quiet little thing, and I didn't really like to participate in any of the camp activities much. When I was a little older, I went to sleep away camp. I didn't like that much either even though it was a more specialized camp, and I didn't have to do sports at all. I just didn't like being away that much and all I could think about was how to get my parents to let me come home. I ended up there for 6 weeks though and even managed to let my parents talk me into staying for the second 3 weeks after the first 3 were up. When I was a little older, I went to a traveling camp. It was a traveling camp where we went to a different place every day and then came home at night not one where we traveled around the country or anything. I liked that pretty much. It was fun to go to different places all the time and to not have to do sports or anything. Of course, some of the places we traveled were better than others. I loved the Bronx Zoo and Washington, D.C. (we went there on an overnight trip) and Great Adventure amusement park among other places. Some places, I didn't like as much. For instance, I didn't like that a few times a week we went to a state park and went swimming. I didn't really like swimming in a lake and there was not much else to do there.When I was in high school, I worked at day camp for two summers. I worked at a preschool camp. I didn't make much money, but the kids were adorable and it was a lot of fun. I liked working at camp much better than I ever liked going to camp. My mother is always telling me now that I should get a job in a camp for the summer so my kids can go for free. However, now that I have kids of my own the thrill of being with other people's kids all day every day all summer long is kind of gone. So I don't think I'll do that.

And that's our view. Tune in again for another topic.


  1. i could talk for hours about camp. so many experiences to share!! i met my BFF at day camp when i was going into 6th grade. then we did overnight camp together the following year at a theater camp. we didn't like the camp, but we had each other. when i was going into h.s., i went to a jewish overnight camp. that was fun. we even went on a camping trip in the woods with tents and all. i worked at a camp for kids with special needs when i was in college. now my older son is going to day camp for the first time starting next week. :)

  2. I love your blog, and I think it's great that you blog as a mother-daughter pair. What a cool experience; I look forward to reading more.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog...I hope to see you guys around!