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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Granny Camp

Friday's  Grand Connection Fun
by Mary May Larmoyeux

Have you ever heard of Granny Camp?

Anne Dierks, grandmother of fourteen grandchildren, has hosted what she calls Granny Camp for more than a decade. In her book Granny Camp! How to Bond with Your Grandchildren she not only explains how to plan a special summer camp for the grandchildren, but also includes menu ideas, possible activities, crafts, and much more.

Granddad Dierks is involved in Granny Camp with Anne. She says that one of the campers' favorite activities is Granddad's G's. She gives examples of Gs that Granddad Dierks teaches such as: Golden rule, Goals, God/Gospel, Grades, Genealogy, etc.

The Dierks' grandchildren live in various states and fly in once a year for the special camp. From the pictures in Anne's book it's obvious that the cousins have made some really special memories together!

Have you ever had a special camp/weekend for all of your grandkids? Or, do you have any thoughts about organizing something like this in the future?

Have a great weekend,
co-author of The Grand Connection: 365 Ways to Connect with Your Grandchild's Heart

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We have 17 grandchildren – 3 of whom are great-grandchildren. When each grandchild reached the age of 8 years we flew that one to our home for a week with ‘Grandma Magic Darling” and Grandpa Wonderful”. It was such fun taking them to the zoo, finding an old fashioned ice cream bar for sundaes, fishing in Cousin Mary’s pond stocked with catfish, playing “Apples to Apples,” teaching them to watercolor and sketch, writing stories about their adventures, and last, but not least, to include them in our weekly trip collecting and delivering groceries fo ”Helping Hand.” One grandchild even had the opportunity to help prepare and to attend a friend’s wedding held in our home. I still have their thankyou notes and love to read them. We have three to go and do look forward to it before we outgrow them. Blessings, Rita