February 17, 2012


I think it is really easy these days to stay inside.  With the all the advances of technology, it seems as though one can take care of almost anything without stepping foot outside.

I've never been a real outdoorsy person.  I don't like that about myself, so I'm hoping I don't pass that trait on to my daughter.  So far, I think I'm doing just fine as she adores being outside.  Then again, she did ask me the other day if she could check her e-mail.  She's three. 

When I heard about the summer camp giveaway at Catalina Island Camps from the SITS girls, I was immediately interested.  Not only was it a generous giveaway (valued at $3000), but the chance of a lifetime for any child.  The activities involved in this camp {which is located just 22 miles from LA) include kayaking, power boat activities, outdoor cooking, gardening and composting, group activities and photo journalism.

All of these activities {believe me, I just named a few, there are tons more}, promote health and exercise, but also practical skills like learning how to cook outside and gardening.  Exposure to activities like this will surely stay with a person their whole life and hopefully encourage healthy, eco-friendly living all the time. 

After reading over website, I decided I really wanted to enter this giveaway, but then I realized that I didn't have any child/tween/teenager in my life that fit the age requirement (the camp is for boys and girls entering 2nd - 11th grades), so figured I couldn't enter the contest.  I was then informed by the lovely ladies at SITS that I could still enter and if I won, the prize would go to an underprivileged child in the LA area.

I'm so excited about this giveaway.  Thanks to the SITS girls and Catalina Island Camps for this amazing opportunity!


  1. Sounds like a great opportunity for any child, especially the underprivileged kid that couldn't afford the experience otherwise.

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  2. Oh wow, what a neat camp, and so cool of them (and you) to allow you to enter for an underprivileged child. I hope they do this each year so your daughter has the opportunity, too. My kids would love doing something like this!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  3. That is so sweet. It feels great to pay it forward. Good luck I entered my granddaughter . Any child will be lucky to receive such a fun opportunity. Good luck!P

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