Friday, July 6, 2007

Maple Tree Camp

The girls and I are getting ready for camp next week. We have had a family camp for 4 years. Just the girls and I doing camp activities and field trips. It is hard to believe that we have done it for this long, but I'm pretty sure.....

This year we are having an art camp. We are setting up a postal system so we can make faux stamps and send letters to one another during camp. We are each making a zine, Em's is a blank book that looks exactly like a Little Golden book--princesses. Mine will have to do with miniatures. Iwant to make a pretend catalog of toys for Brownies-Palmer Cox. We are going to make grosgrain ribbon bracelets. In all we have about 20 some activities, about 4 a day--some as simple as going to the playground.

One year we had a theme of fairies-a favorite and last year we did museums, which culminated in an opening of our own museum with it's own catalog. This was a lot of fun and took our minds off of living in a 2 bedroom apt. in transition from active-duty military to retirement and finding a new job. In the picture above you can see the computer boxes we used for tables. We were on cots and air mattresses, w/ lawn chairs and plastic dressers. Seems like it should have been fun but in the end a bit harrowing.

Today, I am putting together a felt mailbag and putting together blank journals for the week.

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