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Junior Golf Summer Camps at Kamloops Golf & Country Club

Both of my children have attended a Junior Golf Summer Camp at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club this summer. My youngest attended a camp geared for 4-6 year olds while my eldest attended one specifically for older children.

Both camps were taught by Lindsay MacDermott, and right from the start,  she had them working on their golf skills in a fun and engaging environment. Of course, she also had them practicing teamwork and cooperation throughout the week!IMGP7845

There are still two weeks left for Junior Golf Summer Camp at Continue reading Junior Golf Summer Camps at Kamloops Golf & Country Club

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Get Your Family Started With Geocaching!

“Geocaching is when you find secret treasures hidden under logs or under benches by looking on the map and seeing if it’s 100m or 2m or 14m away.”  – definition by S, age 7.

Geocaching is the use of a GPS to locate a hidden treasure by moving to the designated coordinates.

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My husband and I like solving puzzles and riddles and have passed on that interest to our kids. We like giving them tasks to accomplish and they LOVE earning the rewards that they can earn.
We like to set up challenges around town and enjoy exploring the outdoors and seeing what we can find. Naturally, geocaching was something that we had heard about and in which we had interest. Without a GPS unit, we hadn’t had the opportunity to take our kids (9, 7, 5 and 1) to explore and try our hand at locating the hidden treasures. When eavesdropping on a coffee shop conversation one day, I was bold enough to ask a little more and was told that there is an app that can be used to help non-GPS holders to geocache. There is a free version and a full version that costs $10. I got the free version and had it loaded onto my phone right away. Then, it sat there. And sat there and sat there and sat there. We didn’t ever get the chance to go out.

Last month, on a warm and sunny day, my kids and I opened the app and selected “find nearby geocaches” There were five within a short walk from my house, in the local park. We recruited some company and set off to see what we could find.

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My eldest son held the phone and watched as the line to the cache got shorter and shorter as we walked forward. He read off the distance and the crew got more and more excited. 5m, 4m, 3m, 2m, 1m! We looked high and low. We read all the descriptions and hints. We searched and searched in the brush. NO luck. Geocaching is lame!

We didn’t want to leave the excursion a total failure so we decided to try our hand at the next Continue reading Get Your Family Started With Geocaching!

Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.