Have you ever wondered at God’s timing? I have.
Last March, just when the world was about to go into lockdown, I released a book all about planning family get-togethers — get-togethers that would be nearly impossible for the next year!
Let’s just say that from a marketing perspective, that was pretty terrible timing.
But I’m sure God knew what He was doing.
With all of us facing new challenges, I pivoted, and created a free resource called Camp at Home with more than 100 ideas to help you survive all the time in isolation with your little ones. (More than 1,500 of you have downloaded that! If you haven’t yet, you can grab a copy here.)
And now, we rejoice to see restrictions begin to lift! Many grandparents are fully vaccinated and able to hug their grandbabies again!
We’re able to start thinking about travel — and dreaming about family get-togethers!
If you’re longing to be together as a family again, the book I released last year — Cousin Camp — will help you plan a fun event that will draw your family into deeper relationships with each other and the Lord.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know the story behind this book. For more than a decade, John and I have hosted an annual summer camp at our farm for our grandkids. We started with 5 grandchildren from 3 different families and the last several years we have had all 21 grandkids attend.
With cousins spread out in different states, we wanted them to have time to get to know each other, to develop life-long friendships. And, of course, to deepen their relationship with God.
Over the years I’ve gotten lots of questions about the practical side of hosting a camp — and I cover all of that in the book — but there’s also a spiritual side. Here’s the thing: a close-knit family doesn’t just happen, you have to work at it. Likewise, a godly legacy doesn’t automatically flow down through the generations by osmosis.
The great news is that these goals — a loving family, a godly legacy — while they take some strategic planning, can be nurtured with FUN! And Cousin Camp is all about fun! (Like whipped cream fights, obstacle courses, and bigger-than-life ice cream sundaes!)
Our county’s largest ice cream sundae — made in a gutter lined with tin foil!
I give you tons of ideas in the book for fun and games, and Bible studies, too. I tell you about the buddy system (how older cousins look out for younger cousins), the journals each child keeps, and the tradition we have of each child choosing a unique nickname every year.
Every family is different, so these ideas are designed to be adapted to your situation.
Do you want to plan a special family time this summer? Cousin Camp is great for:
- Grandparents who want a blueprint for hosting a camp for their grands
- Grandparents who may not be ready to host an overnight camp, but want to be able to plan a special day for their grands
- Anyone planning a gathering of extended family — a family reunion or holiday get-together, looking for fun ideas and possibilities
- Aunts or uncles who want to plan a camp for nieces and nephews
- Anyone who wants to host an event for neighborhood kids
- Moms who need ideas to help keep young children occupied this summer
Grab your copy of Cousin Camp today and start planning an event for your family!
Now is the perfect time to get started if you want to host something this summer.
And boy, do we need it after this last year.
I hope this book is a blessing to you and your family!
PS: Order a copy now for yourself, and one to gift for Mother’s Day, too! Click here to order.