Last month, my Jewel and I had a tremendous opportunity to go on a Father-Daughter Camp Out! Our church has coordinated intentional camp-outs for dads and kids for many years. They call the Father-Son Camp-Out “Gold Rush” and the Father-Daughter Camp-Out “Silver Run.”
It was a great time. I was able to spend some great time intentionally pouring into my daughter and focusing on what she liked to do (my Jewel likes to camp – my Gem does not). I told her that we could do a whole bunch of “stuff,” which the campground afforded (including a petting zoo), or we could just sit in our hammocks and read all weekend. We did a little of both, plus she made some great friends with the other daughters that were there.
This was wonderful, not only because it gave me time alone with my daughter, but the organized event also offered some together time. We had sessions around the camp-fire, as well as a hairstyling contest…
…and a kickball game (dads vs daughters).
But some of the best time, was actually when it rained… it rained the day we got there so we sat in the tent and played cards, and then Saturday afternoon, we spent lunch eating hotdogs in the rain – of course, we had our rain gear on, and it was really fun.
Memories that will last! … and she is already talking about wanting to go back next year. If you’re in the Denver area, why don’t you come with us?!