Camping à la “Dad and Me”

What place do Dads have in Guiding you ask? On Father’s Day, we had heard about Dads that helped build bird houses and some that assisted at a Unit BBQ. Attending a ‘Dad and Me’ camp is another small, but important way for fathers to support their daughter’s love of Girl Guides. A Dad’s support is always welcome in Guiding and here is the photo gallery to prove it!

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Earlier this summer, my two daughters and husband participated in the ‘Dad and Me’ GGC Camp at Camp Adelaide in Haliburton, Ontario.

Because of a new baby in the house, my eldest daughter had been unable to attend the Sparks camping trip this past year. We were excited to find out that there was a Dad and Me camp so that both girls (a Brownie- and Spark-to-be in September) could have the camping experience.

From what I hear, the dads and women Guiders all got along very well, and euchre tournaments took place after the giggling girls were all asleep! As for the girls, they had the time of their lives. It was a hot weekend and the girls were swimming in the warm water for hours. They talked of roasting marshmallows, digging for clams, climbing an obstacle course, and building sandcastles. They returned home tired but happy, covered with dirt and sand, and with huge smiles on their faces.

We definitely plan to do this again next year and perhaps try out the ‘Mom and Me’ or Family Camp as well. With three girls in the house we will be going to GGC camps for a long time!

By guest blogger Marianne.

Have you attended a specialty camp that got your dad or the entire family out to expereince camping? Do share!
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