Because the camp is a day camp and is located nearly three hours from our home, I knew we needed to find a home away from home for the week. After a little internet research, I found Anvil Campground, which had several cabins/cottages available and allowed dogs. We could not have been happier with this choice of campgrounds. In addition to a lovely, clean cottage, we enjoyed the campground pool, arcade and playgrounds. The largest playground includes a zip line, which the girls loved. Our dog, Cubby, enjoyed the camp store. He was not only allowed in the store; he also received a treat every time he went in. Here are some pictures from our stay at the campground.
From my perspective, Meg's camp was a huge success. I would drop her off at 10 a.m. each day and pick her up at 3:30 pm. We could order lunch for her through the onsite cafe, which was great since we were away from home. The leaders of the camp communicated very well with parents both before the camp and throughout the week. When I had questions, I sent an email and received an immediate response back.
The group of kids attending the camp was relatively small (only 11) and fairly evenly split between boys and girls. The first day Meg made friends with a girl who had also traveled several hours to attend the camp and they remained buddies throughout the week. They've maintained contact via email since the camp. On the last day of camp, the children presented their findings not only to their parents, but to the archaeologists on the site. It was a wonderful experience for them.
We obviously highly recommend the camp. While the camp sessions are filled for this summer, you can find out about the camp here if you are interested for next year. Here are Meg's thoughts on her archaeology camp. She is being interviewed by Clare, who is doing her best to ask her "who, where, what, why and how" questions. Note Meg's braids. She never has the patience to let me braid her hair. I was so excited to actually get two braids in her hair today.