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Back from Camp

June 25th, 2014 at 08:28 pm

Just checking in. Got back from camp today and have lots of laundry to do. A shower would be nice too!

I know we have lots of new bloggers around here, so I will do a bigger update. We have an annual family tradition to go to our city's "Family Camp". Several of the cities around here own or lease campgrounds in various areas. (Near Yosemite or Tahoe). Some of our family lives in other cities so we have tried various camps throughout the years.

BUT, Camp Sac has really nice cabins and it's a lot closer. So we have come to prefer it. It's about 90 minutes from our house and 1/2 hour from our family cabin. Only about 20 minutes outside of Tahoe.

The kids get the run of the campground and various supervised activities, so the adults can rest. It is DIVINE! Especially when our kids were younger. They provide all food.

So, we just returned from our 3-night stay. We went with my nieces, SIL, my in-laws and my dad. We decided this was our 6th year at Camp Sac. I can't believe that!

I think the weather has mostly been okay the past few years, though one year the camp was buried in snow this time of year and another year they had just cleared out most the snow. THEN last year rained the *entire time*. Which this year the staff said they never remember happening before. Yeesh!

But I guess this year made up for it. *Perfect* weather.

This picture is at Lake Tahoe. Sometimes it is warm at camp but too chilly by the water to really enjoy the lake. But we were blessed with perfect lake weather yesterday.

Some of the camps are more reasonable. I'd say Camp Sac is fairly expensive. (They try to advertise it as a cheaper alternative to Disney, but WE tend to spend about as much go to Disney. It's probably cheaper than an average vacation, but is expensive if you have a very small vacation budget. Camping is certainly infinitely cheaper and we have many beautiful campsites in our state). But anyway, MIL loves to vacation with the extended family and it seems to scratch that itch for her. We may have paid the first couple of times but now she insists on covering it. I am expecting this to cost us $0. We drove a little extra but didn't have to buy food for 3 or 4 days.

I was reflecting on what special times the kids have had there. My kids may outgrow it soon enough. So we are cherishing the years that they still enjoy it.

6 Responses to “Back from Camp”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Wonderful! A camp owned or rented by a big city! Will the wonders never cease? Sometimes I feel like I live in a different country than you, MonkeyMama. This is almost as amazing to me as when I learned from you that California has maternity benefits. What other parts of civilization have not yet arrived in the wilds of the urban Midwest?

  2. Buendia Says:

    That sounds like so much fun!

  3. snafu Says:

    Kudos to the grandmother that seems to be the driving that allows extended family of different generations to visit and play in a holiday setting. These days so many cousins hardly know each other at all so this seems a priceless benefit. Holiday with perfect weather is icing on the cake.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Looks so beautiful and relaxing.

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    Very nice!
    I looked into it (and SJ camp) but neither one was cheap enough for us - this summer esp. money is super tight!

  6. Marie @ The Money Template Says:

    Oh, you really had so much fun! It's been a while since we went camping. Thankfully, the weather was good.

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