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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving The summer’s now done.  The cabins are quiet. The pandemic is over…….we wish.  What a years it’s been.  So many challenges.  So many obstacles.  So many changes.  So many things to be thankful for. As I wrote in June:  “This week actually starts our new ...

Summer 2020 – What a Summer!

We're racing toward the final day of camp - a final day we did not expect to see in April.  A final day that we are so proud to be closing in on.  A final day that we Thank God we get to have! So what did we learn?  So what do we know now that we didn't know before this crazy pandemic summer ...

Halfway Through the Summer

So we made it to the halfway point of Covid Summer 2020!  Awesome!  Way back in April we had serious doubts that we would be allowed to even let your guys escape the world of home school shelter-in-place and spend some time on the banks of the Guadalupe.  We remind ourselves every day that ...

Summer 2020 – Bring it On!

I’m betting that no one would fault us for a little whining rant this morning.  This is supposed to be the beginning of the second week of First Term.  It’s supposed to be the time when campers are fully adjusted, working hard for qualifications and starting to think about camp outs and Black ...

Why Summer Camp?

We all know summer camp is an amazing and fun experience. But, did you know that camp also allows for important development and growth in our children that schools are not equipped to provide? We see this daily, but don't just take our word...here is what other professionals outside of La Junta ...

New Year Resolutions

School backpacks are bulging, the Christmas lights are stored away again, and our calendars now say 2020. These glaring signs mean the New Year has begun. At Camp La Junta, today is our official first day back in the office after enjoying the holidays at home with our families. We’re thinking ...

Why and How to Ditch Screen Time

I probably shouldn't start a camp blog like this, but here goes — Thank goodness I'm finished with parenting elementary and middle school kids. I didn't quit; mine grew up. It means no more chauffeuring, homework, emotional ups and downs, and worry about what I might have done wrong! The latter ...

My Favorite Way to Break a Sweat

The change in the weather gets me remembering and longing for the summer, warmer months. The sun was high and hot instead of the cold mornings with rain in clouds we are beginning to see. It’s not worse conditions; just different. It is a Sunday afternoon in late September, and the temps are ...

Teaching Integrity to Children

Today’s headlines seem to be filled with examples of public officials, sports professionals and celebrities making “poor choices,” being less than adequate roll models for us and our children.  It feels, at times, that honesty and integrity are a thing of the past - an antique notion.  Yet, ...

Taking Camp With You To School

Who doesn't wish that camp lasted all year long? The good news is that camp skills are lifetime skills, and they can make your boy's school year as smooth and enjoyable as a sunny kayak trip on the Guadalupe. Here are just some of the life lessons our campers got this summer that translate ...