As school ends I wonder, "What are we going to DO all summer?" Looking our from the vantage point of May three months seems like a long time for me and the kiddos to have to entertain each other, and so we start looking for places to go, things to see, and activities to do.
Drew and Isaac each signed up for ski camp. What is summer ski camp you ask. Well, it involves little actual skiing, but mostly fun physical adventures. Isaac attended a week of Youth League Adventure camp. He hiked, practiced biathlon shooting, swam, relayed, rock climbed, and zip-lined. He would like me to state that he wasn't screaming in this video because he was scared, but because it was so awesome!
Drew has been training all summer long with the Devo Team, preparing for winter competitions. He learned how to roller-ski, as close as you get to skiing in July, as well as rock-climbed, trampolined, paddle-boarded, relayed, conditioned and hiked, hiked, hiked. The summer workouts culminated in a journey to the top of Mount Timpanogos. If you ask him about this hike he will tell you it was "pure torture!" But I think the pictures and the reports from the coaches belie his assertions.
Drew and Isaac also attended Cub Scout day camp. I chaperoned Isaac's crazy Wolf Pack up to Wolf Creek Ranches. Isaac showed some skill in archery, his favorite activity of the day. I don't know what Drew did. He's a hard one to get a report out of.
With Drew busy with Devo training, Isaac had to find a couple activities to fill his time. He joined the rock climbing club at the local gym. He had been doing great, and over came his fear of going all the way to the top. His highlight was an outdoor climb up American Fork Canyon and dinner at the Purple Turtle.
Always the scientist, Isaac jumped on the chance to go to day camp at the Discovery Space Center with the 4H Club. He and his fellow "crew members" manned a simulated space ship, discovered new planets, and battled aliens.
Eli and Isaac rocked it this summer in swim lessons with cousin Merrili. Eli can now swim across Aunt Cathy's pool and gather diving rings off the bottom. Isaac got sick so he didn't get to finish, but he worked on perfecting his freestyle and started learning the butterfly.
Needless to say, this summer the Sullivan boys were anything but bored. We may not have fit in any actual camping, but everyone learned some new skills at day camps and had not a few adventures.