Marshmallows just naturally taste better when roasted over a campfire!

This past weekend a number of preschool families piled into their vehicles and headed north to Westminster Woods in Occidental for our annual Grace Family Camp! Highlights of the weekend included:

* Sleeping in a tent in the meadow or bunking in a nearby cabin, a first time adventure for many of the children.


* Getting to roast marshmallows and eat s’mores before bedtime, 2 nights in a row!

“She’ll be coming round the mountain…”

* Sitting around the campfire and singing some preschool favorites to the accompaniment of Miss Charie, Mr. Adam and Mr. Juan on the guitar and ukelele.

* Going swimming with friends in the camp pool

* Exploring the hiking trails around the campground, including a huge cargo net to climb on and look up at the trees

Hula hoopla in the meadow

* Having fun on the awesome camp playground

* Making a family flag

Home-made toilet paper tube binoculars make for the best birdwatching!

* Creating journals, binoculars, and edible necklaces

* Stargazing on Saturday night with Miss Marlene

* Goofing around with friends in the meadow

A family performance for the variety show (“Roy G Biv is a colorful man…”)

* The 2nd annual Family Camp Variety Show!

What’s better than sitting around a campfire with friends?
Our s’more-master was coached by the children on the amount of chocolate necessary on each graham cracker.

By Sunday morning all the campers were tired but happy, ready for a nap on the way home and full of fond memories of another fun year spent with special friends in a special place. Thank you to all the organizers of this wonderful event – it truly is one of the favorite parts of our school year!








Spray-dying the family flags was a highlight of the morning crafts
A happy camper
Goofing around in the meadow









“Slippery fish, slippery fish, swimming in the water…”
Learning a new skill









The audience for the Variety Show was appreciative and enthusiastic!
Older siblings got into the act as well
Guitar, ukelele, violin…this was a musical camping trip!
Homemade bubbles are awesome