March 27, 2012

My Happy Camper (and your chance to win!)

Yesterday was a happy day for the Mascot  - I finally got around to registering him for summer camp!

For the third year in a row, he'll be packing up his fishing rod (and a couple weeks' worth of carefully labelled underpants) and heading out to Manitoba Pioneer Camp, located on the camp's two islands on Shoal Lake, Ontario. Just like last year, he'll be taking part in both fishing camp on Cash Island and "regular camp" aka "Boys I" aka "canoe camp" on McKinnon. No matter what you call it, though, it's a blast...even the canoe trip, which the Mascot loves and loves to complain about.

Whining about the two days of rainy weather and what he calls the "questionable perogy casserole" aside, the kid can't wait to go back. And, to be honest, I can't wait for him to go either. Don't get me wrong, I like having him around, but seeing that taller, tanner, grinning boy get off the bus with dozens of camp stories to share is definitely worth the time that I have spend without him (and his help around the house).

Last year, we even got to see the Mascot's fishing tales come to life in this video, taken during the fishing camp session and posted on the camp's website within hours of his return. I know that it wasn't meant as a marketing ploy, but seeing the Mascot out there having all that fun pretty much guaranteed his return to Cash Island. (Full disclosure: I have yet to watch that video without tears...and maybe just a pang or two of jealousy.)

Needless to say, I am super-excited about sending the boy back to Pioneer Camp and I am just as excited to share this awesome contest with you. Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship is giving away free weeks at Pioneer Camp, a trip for two to Punta Cana, and prize packs from Mabel's Labels* and Crossroads. Plus, they are offering 20% off camp for new campers! Click the picture below for more details and to enter:

*remember the part about "carefully labelled underpants"? Yeah. You'll need these.

I am proud to be an ambassador and alumni of Manitoba Pioneer Camp!
This post has been compensated; however, all opinions are sincere and all my own. 

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