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•  A family vacation scrapbook will be treasured for years to come. During your vacation have each member of the family jot down in a small notebook brief descriptions, feelings, and drawings about memorable trips and events. Snap favorite shots  using a disposable camera. Encourage everyone to collect small souvenirs – seashells, driftwood, postcards, key chains, napkins. Once home purchase a scrapbook and while each member of the family shares their special memories, you’ll be creating a collage of favorite vacation experiences. Besides reliving your vacation over and over, you can learn from these treasured moments to better plan your next family adventure.

•  Spot the historical marker! On your next family car trip, keep the kids busy watching for roadside historical markers. Reward the child who first spots a marker with a food treat, dime or quarter, or special privilege. Be sure to plan extra time in your itinerary to stop at the marker for a brief history lesson.  
 
•  During a family outing, whether it’s 2 hours or 2 weeks, learn to spot the signs that can turn your child’s smile into a frown. Anticipate their basic needs – give them a snack or grab a meal before they’re hungry, take a nap or break before they’re tired or worn out, introduce a new activity or offer a distraction before they become bored or frustrated. Always tell your child about the outing and what they can expect. And, likewise, share what behavior you expect from them. Spending time with your child… staying attentive to the signs… and taking appropriate steps will keep everyone smiling and actively involved in the trip experience.

 

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Family Camp Adventures
...summer fun for the whole family

    If you went to camp as a kid, then you know just how special this experience can be.  A chance to meet new friends, develop skills and interests in a variety of activities, and grow in many ways.              
    What if you could still enjoy these experiences? ...and with your kids? ...together as a family?  ...You can!

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Rewards & Opportunities
Traveling with our Children

"I’ve been traveling with my son since he was 13 weeks old and I love it!  Actually, I discovered that traveling with my child was easy for I was already committed to including him.  I find it a challenge to plan ahead and anticipate his needs... and well rewarded with fun, family adventures." -- Publisher/Editor Deb Cornick 

    So, what do we parents who travel with our children know that others don’t?

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