Camp Grandpa

Next week is Camp Grandpa in Middleville! I am pretty excited about this first time event that we plan to make an annual one! We get to have 3 special young visitors for 4 days of fun with drop ins for younger ones!

Our kids remember special times with their grandparents. It was harder for them as military kids to see their extended families frequently but when we did they loved it. As they got older we started allowing them to spend a week with grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousins and camps nearby as well! We wanted them to know their families and made a few extra trips/drove a *few thousand extra miles* to be sure they were included in family gatherings. Spent some funding on airfare from overseas as well when we could.

We laugh when we hear about "jobs" they did while away from home and I think they enjoyed coming home on occasion too! When they connect on Facebook, see each other at weddings, reunions, etc. their family members are not strangers.

Back to Camp Grandpa, I think we are going to have a great time with planned visits to lakes, a pool, childrens' play areas at Meijer Gardens, a zoo and a dairy where they make ice cream and have a farm animal pet zoo. Yes, we might even ride Grandpa's tractor and 4 wheel a few times and work in the garden too! Might even need to pull out the hose and fill the kids pool on the deck for a splashing good time (I need an excuse to jump in too). Jobs will be done too (they need to have something to remember like ours did). What fun!

What do you do to stay connected with extended family? Share with others as a means to assist other military families during the heat of summer and the frequent stress we all face or have faced at one time. Two of the attendees at Camp Grandpa are enjoying the return of their dad from Iraq after a year long deployment.


  1. That is fantastic!

  2. Great post, I think getting in tune with nature is a great way to connect with your family. We like to keep a couple of hummingbird feeders around our place and always enjoy watching them as a family.

    Thanks !

  3. I did not know seeking assignment help from experts is so easy. After reading this blog, I came to know about the different types of assignments that are actually rolled out to students all over the globe. I did not know there are so many responsibilities of an assignment expert. After searching for the best assignment helper, one of my friends saw that Online Assignment Expert is ranking on top.

  4. While I was going through this blog, I realized about the lives of students is really tough, however, with our Nursing assignment help services, you can turn a lot of tough assignments on your side. The academic experts at My Assignment Services always ensure you beat out the odds by providing assistance through their nursing essay writing help services. We provide 100% original quality assignments which surpass the highest of quality. Our nursing leadership essay help services are distributed across the world including Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada, Malaysia, and many other countries. The assignments written by our nursing assignment help experts pass through a rigorous quality check which follows every university guidelines. Students are free to contact our assignment experts by visiting our website at My Assignment Services Experience the best academic help that you have ever got with My Assignment Services.


We Love Conversation and Comments! Please join us:

Related Posts with Thumbnails

MilitaryAvenue's Latest Resources on Pinterest