We picked our kids up yesterday from two weeks of summer camp.
Imagine two weeks where all you do is build skills in fun/athletic activities. Each day they had 7 one-hour blocks for activities like swimming, sailing, rock climbing, survival skills and horseback riding. That’s 98 hours over the 14 days they were there.
So, in that two weeks, they learned to horseback ride, sail, wind surf and play tennis. They also improved their swimming tremendously (our oldest got to the swim level just below bronze cross) and became decent paddlers.
Add to that, they have done three week-long day camps where they did kayaking (week 1), mountain biking (week 2) and rock climbing (week 3).
While I was thrilled with the experience our kids had had, I couldn’t help feeling a little bit jealous. They have developed more skills this summer than I have in, likely, the past 5 years.
As adults, where are our opportunities to intensively develop new skills and hobbies?
Next summer, I want to go to camp.