Last week, we had the pleasure of attending Winter Break Family Camp (WBFC) at Ramah Darom in Clayton, GA (about 2.5 hours North of Atlanta) for the second year in a row. When I have vacation time, I like to travel, and travel days are filled with a morning activity, an afternoon activity, and an evening activity. No naps, little rest. I want to see each city as though I'll never return.
Family camp is different. It gives us a chance to slow down a bit. I like to describe it as a cruise, but on land. That's the easiest way to explain it to someone who's never been. There are activities for the kids, activities for the adults, family time, 3 communal meals a day, and more adult time after the kids are in bed, all in the beautiful mountains.
Last year I did the Odyssey Ropes Course challenge during the day. When I went to sign up this year, the day group was full, so I went on the first night! Not being able to see where I was going in the dark definitely added a new layer of challenge! After that, there was lots of singing and dancing, some spiritual time, yoga, sports, arts and crafts, and a camp fire with s'mores. One family even celebrated a Bar Mitzvah up at camp! A New Year's celebration rounded out the week and was a great way to finish camp and head home into 2018.