Yes, that's right, a few weeks back, we had summer camp for moms here at Camp Allen! After all the things mothers do for their families, especially in the summer when schedules are crazy and kiddos are everywhere, we can't think of a better way to offer mothers relaxation and fun.
Camp Allen Marketing Director, Toni Christopher, saw an article in a magazine profiling a CEO that sent all her working moms away for a retreat of rest & relaxation because she said, 'working moms have two jobs and this is a way to force them to take some time for themselves!' Sensing instantly that Camp Allen was a perfect setting for a similar retreat, we hosted our first Mom Camp eleven years ago and the event sells out annually.
In an effort to appeal to all moms, the weekend involves three tracks: adventure, rest, and relaxation. Complete with swimming, the blob, classes of all kinds, horseback riding, crafts, archery, chick flick movie night, great speakers, and decadent dessert social, this weekend is all about pampering moms. Mothers of all ages come with friends to finally get together for that girl's weekend they always talk about but rarely plan. Here are just a few of the happy regards we received in response to our Summer Camp for Moms this past weekend:
"It was fabulous, I hope this is the first of many visits here."
"Excellent camp, great food, wonderful fellowship."
"Thank you for another wonderful weekend!"
"It is such a wonderful experience for mothers."
" Thank you, so happy it was affordable and such fun!"
"I love watching all of the people here openly share and express their faiths."
If you're reading this and you find yourself craving some time away, we actually have a family retreat in October that just might be perfect for you. And if you're sad you missed this year, no worries. Keep an eye on our calendar because registration for next summer's Mom Camp will be up soon!