We hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break! It’s now only 85 Days until Opening Day at Vista Camps! Do any of you have a special camp countdown tradition? As a kid, I would always circle SV’s Opening Day on a calendar and then put a huge “X” on every day that passed. All those silly days that were in the way of VISTA drove me nuts!! I would dream of just going to to bed for the night and sleeping through the last 6-weeks of school to wake up to SUMMER. I know many of you campers are already counting down the days… and some of you have been counting them down since August! We love your enthusiasm and we LOVE your Vista Love! While it’s not a good idea to sleep through the last few months of the school year (we want you to enjoy EVERY moment of it…. and do your best), we do love a good CAMP COUNT DOWN!
As Summer gets closer, the excitement and anticipation gets pretty intense here! Think: dance parties in the Vista office, lots of screams and “whooohoooo’s”, celebratory cupcakes, lots of shenanigans…. We get REALLY excited as we get closer to summer. So, how do YOU countdown for camp? I’ve got a Camp Countdown Challenge for you! You’ll need to get a jar of M&M’s or Skittles or marbles… anything you can fit in the jar. You’ll need one M&M/Skittle/mini-marshmallow/gumball/Marble… for each day until your Opening Day. For example, if you are a First Term Camper, you’d need 85. Every day leading up to camp, you take one out and….. well…. EAT IT! Unless you use marbles. That would be bad. But don’t just pop it in your mouth and walk away. What if every day you took that M&M out, you also made a point to thank your parents/grandparents/whoever helps to get you here for the GIFT of CAMP (or some sweet gesture like that.) Maybe its making an effort to be kinder to your little sister or to tell a friend about your favorite camp activity at Vista Camps. It could be anything, but should be intentional. It’s all about sharing the VISTA LOVE! We do love you guys and cannot wait to see you this summer. We’d also LOVE to see what you come up with for this Vista Challenge! If you’re on Instagram, snap a picture of your jar and use hash-tag #vistacountdown. If you’re not on Insta, share your photo on facebook or e-mail it to me and I’ll add it to group. sarak [at] vistacamps [dot] com.
Much Vista Love to you and your family!
♥ Sara Kendrick