Wednesday, January 14, 2009


About a decade and a half ago, I became a GRANDMA! And that time we had a wonderful neighbor who had grandchildren from all over the world. Once a year she would have them all come at the same time for a full week to stay with her. She called it Grandma Camp. This was done on a large scale. She hired a nanny and a lifeguard for the week. She also had a 10-passenger van and unlimited resources! Although I envied the whole idea, I knew that I could not afford such an endeavor nor could I take the time from work to do such an event. I did like the fact that she could have such a grand time with all the children at once. I had been thinking a lot about what I wanted to create. I was very careful to set a low starting point and let it stay manageable. Remember, you have to finish what you start, and what you do for one, you do for all. Since I still have (hopefully) more grandchildren to come, I am careful not to get too elaborate. What is Grandma Camp? It is an event that your grandchildren look forward to each year. It is a memory that you create from scratch! It is low cost, educational, and fun!