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Camp Primo 2012

It’s hard to believe this is our  5th year of Camp Primo! Here are the campers- ready to go for Camp Primo 2012:
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Here are a few highlights:

Bible Time: I Can Do Important Things for God

We looked at the story of Miriam and baby Moses and talked all throughout camp about how we can choose to be obedient to God and do important things for Him. The kids could have colored and created all day long!

Fort Mountain State Park Hiking Adventure

Boating…and more!

Archery practice with our handmade bows and arrows:

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We had so much fun at Camp Primo this summer, that when we got two free tickets to Dollywood, Darrell and I decided we needed to have a fall retreat with Nora and Lydia. So, all four of us packed into the car and took a two day trip to Sevierville, TN. We stayed at a really nice hotel, Clarion Inn Willow River, which we chose because it had an indoor swimming pool. There’s a lot of fun to fit into two days and here’s a little peek!

Starting Out…

Cousins having fun!

Their “cake” is actually corn muffins Nora snagged off the Food Bar at Shoney’s!

Eating Candy…

Grandmama had to get  in the back seat and mediate!

When we got to the hotel, Lydia was ready to have some fun, but Nora just wanted to snooze. I don’t know why, it was only 10:30 P.M.! Listen to Lydia’s cute voice as she’s saying, “Gandma..Gandma…”

Nora did actually wake up, ready to go, so as we returned the luggage cart, we took a tour of our hotel. We really liked the fireplace and all the Christmas decorations in the lobby.

We loved breakfast at the hotel in the morning…

We had time after breakfast to have some fun, swim in the pool and go exploring!

Finally it was time to go to Dollywood. We had LOTS of fun there. I was surprised by how much we really enjoyed it. I would have liked to have stayed longer actually. It reminded us of a combination of the Magic Kingdom (not all of Disney World) and the Renaissance Festival. And it was quality as far as service, lines, organization, cleanliness and staff friendliness. I don’t know what I was thinking it would be- but it exceeded my expectations. Plus, there was a whole section of fun stuff for little kids:

We’re all a little tired after a fun day!

When we got back to the hotel we had a fun “picnic.”

The next morning we went swimming again and then it was time to head home. But first we had to look out the balcony to the beautiful river. Nora said the balcony was her new house!

We stopped for lunch at the Cracker Barrel. There were so many interesting things to do while we waited for our food!

Raise your hand if you had fun on the trip!





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I’ve created a new page called Camp Primo. See it above? Click on it and you can find out more than you ever wanted to know about it!

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Camp Primo: starring Nora and Lydia

 This gives you a flavor of all the fun. And this was just the first night!!

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It’s finally here! I’ve been looking forward to this since the day Nora, our first granddaughter, was born! Today, our two campers will arrive for two days of Camp Primo* fun! It’s Grandparents/Granddaughters camp! Hooray!

Lydia, who is 17 months and Nora, who is 3 years old will be our campers and do we have fun in store for them! They will be arriving at 6 P.M. wearing their Camp Primo shirts and bringing all their camp gear! Then as soon as we can get rid of the parents (j/k), the fun will begin. Tonight’s schedule includes “Fun on the Deck.” We’ll be making fabulous camping scenes out of fun foam. It will be great.

Also up tonight: learning our Camp Primo theme song, hearing and exploring a Bible Story with our “Help Zaccheus Find Jesus” interactive poster, win prizes and snacks at PaPa’s Fishing Booth. The highlight of the evening, however, will be stories and snacks in the tent. We’ve got a great tent already set up in our living room. Hopefully the campers and camp staff (Grandmama and PaPa) will all be sleeping in the tent. We’ll see how all that works out, though. We’ve also got a great video to watch through our tent flaps; a favorite of Grandmama’s when she was a little girl. It’s an episode from the Wonderful World of Disney entitled “The Yellowstone Cubs.” Here’s what it’s about:

  When young cubs, Tuffy and Tubby are separated from their mother, chaos and calamity are turned loose on vacationers and campers with hilarious results. A madcap animal escapade from the Disney wizards.

Sounds good, dosn’t it? I think our two little babies will like it- or at least fall asleep while we’re watching it!


*Camp Primo’s name in English refers to someone or something of highest quality or value; the best, number one. This of course refers to the most important person in our lives: Jesus!

In Spanish, primo means cousin.

So, Camp Primo is a camp for cousins that puts Jesus first!!

For those of you who know a little bit of Spanish, I noticed too that our camp which has a masculine name in Spanish seems to only have primas (female cousins) in attendance. However, we are just looking forward to the day that Camp Primo will have boy cousins too!! **wink-wink**

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