Sunday, October 14, 2007

Camp Sunshine


Whirlwind of fun - is the phrase that I would use to describe our family weekend. Boy did we have a great time at Camp Sunshine though! When we filled out our survey at the end of the weekend and answered the question, "What was your favorite activity", these were the kids answers. (Basically everything!) This weekend we -

1. Paddled in some boats

2. Played tennis

3. Spent some time at the archery range

4. Played a round of mini golf

5. Painted coasters as a family

6. Went for a night hike

7. Did some arts and crafts

8. Played on the playground

9. Partcipated in an awesome drum show

10. Went fishing and Kate even caught a fish - (Don't ask Jackson what he caught though.)

For those of you that don't know, Camp Sunshine is a camp for children with cancer and their families. Their T-shirt design from the summer says it all. A child's quote on the back of the shirt says, "It's like heaven and everybody should go...but you have to be special and have cancer." The directors and volunteers are an amazing group of people, many of whom are cancer survivors and have their own inspiring stories to share.

The group not only puts on amazing camps year round but they also host weekly and monthly activities for the children and their families. The Sunshine House is fortuitously about 3 miles from our home so we are going to try and make it to an activity each month. Our lives are enriched by the lives of those families we have already met there.

7 comments:

The Hatch Family said...

We thought about you many times over the weekend and the great fun you must be having at Camp Sunshine. Thanks for sharing your experience...
We love you!

Shauna said...

Looks like you had a FABULOUS time! (we are listening to high school musical) I loved all the pictures, they were so fun to look at. Love ya!

the worthens said...

Could you have a cuter family? Missing you guys...

Kari said...

I would normally comment on each post, but I've been gone for 10 days and A LOT has happened!!!! So sorry to hear that Kate had a rough patch there but am so glad to hear she is back and home and apparently doing well with your fun-filled trip this weekend! I think of you all often and pray for all the best in your lives and Kate's recovery :) Kisses to you all!!

anne-ross said...

glad you guys had a blast at camp sunshine :) what a special place! see you soon!

Simple Thingz said...

Looks like you guys had such an awesome time. So glad they have activities for the whole family to attend to support this cause.

Love you guys !!

Melanie said...

Hey Guys!!
I loved all the pictures from Camp Sunshine!! I hope the marathon training is going well...I miss you all, tell Kate and Jackson I said hello!
Love,
"Coach" Melanie