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Whoa, baby! Summer is here and in full swing at Casa de Griffin. It’s funny how every year I get so excited as summer nears and then before I know it I’m up to my ears planning activities for my two future Local Life executives. Don’t get me wrong. I love having my daughters at home with me. They’re even fun to take into the office from time to time. But, make no mistake, these ladies need some activity in their lives or Mama gets no peace! Am I crazy or didn’t we wake up as kids in the summer and leave the house right after breakfast only to swing through at lunch and come home when it got dark? I didn’t have an iPhone, iPad, or iAnything. We had sticks and random junk in the garage that required some solid imagination to utilize it’s full potential. The most complicated piece of technology was a bike, if we were lucky, and Dad had aired up the tires. We knew all of our neighbors and they looked out for us – or disciplined us when we were up to no good. Nowadays, it feels like I’m a much better parent because I can intelligently navigate an Outlook calendar, properly! If these kids only knew… In all seriousness, I am excited. I love summer and so does my whole family. We’re sunshine and warm weather people. For the most part, we actually like hanging out with other, too, which is a bonus. We’re vacationing early this summer so that will consume a big part of our June. We’re taking the ladies to the Big Apple for a little fun in the city. Various camps will take place before and after our trip so all in all, our “together” time may not be as full as we’d like. Speaking of camps, make sure to check out our featured article this month that will be sure to assist your campers as they prep for their summer adventures. Plus, there are some helpful tips if you’re still trying to decide whether or not camp is a good idea for your family. If you’re sticking around town this summer, I personally think there’s no greater place to be in the DFW metroplex. Our local community is loaded with fun ways to fill your days all summer long. We’ve got water parks and regular parks, hiking trails and trail rides, musical guests and guest rooms, action-packed sports leagues and thrilling literary adventures, and much, much more. We’ve got it all. I am proud to call our neck of the woods “home” and I hope you are, too. So, read on, reader! Explore the pages of Local Life and plan your summer. Then go rummage the garage or find a stick and get outside. Summer adventures await! See you out there… 2

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I know what many parents are thinking, “Kids bring home dirt, bugs and dirty laundry!” but when your child goes to camp, they come home with so much more! I was twelve when I first attended summer camp. It was a camp in Sweetwater, Texas. I had to sell a lot of cookies to pay for my week at camp, but I was excited to finally be going to a “real” camp and not just pitching a tent in the backyard. I went swimming, did arts and crafts, cooked over a campfire and had a carnival night on “the slab” (a transformed sport court) and I learned how to make friendship bracelets. It was hot, dirty and it was the best week of my life!

After that, I knew that when I grew up, I wanted to be a camp counselor. In college a friend asked me if I wanted to work at a summer camp with her - my answer was a resounding, “YES!” That was the summer of 1999 and I have been at camp in some capacity every summer since. Over the years my camp location has changed, my position within camp has varied and the staff and campers may change, but one thing remains constant – what I see the campers take with them when they leave.

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Confidence

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For many campers it is the first time to make decisions on their own. Campers are able to choose their activities at camp allowing them to take ownership of their experience at camp. This gives them the opportunity to set a goal of what they want to accomplish during the week. With the support of the staff and other campers they are able to work towards that goal.

With no phones, televisions or video games as distractions campers are left to find someone to go play. Camp offers the opportunity to be active outside in a safe environment. During the non scheduled activity time campers can find a cabin mate to play cards, make up a game, braid hair, or shoot some hoops. Meal times provide campers and staff the opportunity to sit around the table as a camp family and share stories.

Courage Camp provides a safe and supportive environment for campers to step outside their comfort zone and try new things. Camp is a place that allows a camper to think outside the box, safely try new skills and explore. This new found courage opens the door for a camper to learn how to be a friend to someone new.

Leadership Camp provides opportunities for campers of all ages to step into leadership roles. Within a cabin campers work together to clean and aim for the clean cabin award, plan activities and make decisions on how they spend their afternoon time. All Camp Activity allows campers to get to know other ages and provide opportunities to lead through games and events. 6

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So yes, camp can be hot, dirty and buggy but camp can be a life changing experience. I see it in myself, my camp friends, and the staff but most importantly in the campers. Camp is awesome!

Guest Columnist, Misty Luttrell is a 15year veteran and current Director of Overnight and Family Camps at Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro located in Granbury, Texas. She is a former camper, counselor and camp advocate. She has directed camps and staff from Washington to Texas and continues to introduce the joys of a summer camp experience to families each and every summer!


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HOTFunIN THE ALSBURY BAPTIST CHURCH VBS — ”KINGDOM ROCK” June 23-June 27 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Ages: 4yo-6th grade For more information, call 817-295-0134 ART BARN STUDIO Check out the website for all the information for summer camps. www.theartbarnstudio.com or call 817-426-3232 ARTISTIC MOTION DANCE ACADEMY 1420 E. Renfro St. Burleson, TX 76028 Ballet Camp – Technique, Dance History, Variations and Etiquette June 17-20 10:00 am-1:00 pm Ages 6 and up Camp fee: $160 Jazz/Hip Hop/Technique Camp June 24-27 11:00 am-2:00 pm Ages 6 and up Camp fee: $160 Boot Camp *COMPANY DANCERS* July 22-25 and July 29-Aug 1 12 am-3 pm Camp fee: $300 DIVA CAMPS June 18-19 July 16-17 10:30 am-12:00 pm Ages 5 and up Camp fee: $50 Ballerina Princess Camps June 20-21 June 27-28 July 11-12 July 25-26 10:30 am-12:00 pm Ages 3-5 yr. Camp fee: $50 For more information, call 817-575-7785 BICENTENNIAL PARK SPLASH PAD MOVIE NIGHT June 14-Wreck It Ralph June 28-Escape from Planet Earth July 26-Oz the Great and Powerful August 9-TBA Dusk on Fridays @ Bicentennial Park. Free popcorn and drinks. Bring your own seating For more information, call 817-297-2201 20

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BURLESON CHURCH OF CHRIST VBS June 23-26 Pre-K 7:00 pm-8:30 pm 7:00 pm-8:45 pm Ages: 3yo-6th grade For more information, call 817-295-2233 BURLESON PUBLIC LIBRARY BABY STORY TIME Thursdays at 10:00am ages newborn-2yo FAMILY STORY TIME Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:45 am Summer Reading Program: June 1st-July 26th Burlesonlibrary.com Contact: Carolyn Pennington at 817-426-9204 Email: cpennington@burlesonlibrary.com BURLESON RECREATION CENTERBRICK SUMMER CAMPS June 10-August 23 7:00 am-6:00 pm Ages: 6yo-12yo Early Registration begins May 6th Summer Camp includes: Kung Fu Youth Camp, Lego Logo Camp, Lego Mania Camp, Jumpstart Kindergarten Camp, Fashion Designer Camp For more information, call Ashley Newhart at 817-426-9106. BURLESON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH VBS – ”COLOSSAL COASTER WORLD” June 24-June 28 6:00 pm-8:30 pm 4yo-5th grade CITY OF BURLESON PRESENTS “HOT SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES” AT OLD TOWN May 31-Steve Story June 7-Le Freak June 14-Two Tons of Steel June 21-Metal Shop June 28-Quaker City Night Hawks CROWLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM 10:15 am Schedule of Events: June 12th-Zooniversity June 19th-Mad Science

June 26th-Tharpo the Clown July 3rd-Nancy Worcester and Family July 10th-Snake Encounters July 17th-Magic with David Hira July 24th-Lyndale the Library Lion July 31st-Critterman August 7th-Special Performance and Carnival Cat (Bicentennial Park) Teen Schedule June 12th-Hunger Games June 19th-Book Speed Dating June 26th-Cheesy Movie July 3rd-Fear Facto July 10th-Photography July 17th-CSI @ Library July 24th-Whirled on a String July 31st-Cupcake and Cookie Art For more information, call The Crowley Public Library at 817-297-6707 CROWLEY RECREATION CENTER SUMMER CAMP FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE**: June 10-14 Hawaiian Falls $100 June 17-21 Main Event $100 June 24-28 Dinosaur World $100 July 1-5 Pirates Cove $100 July 8-12 Ft Worth Zoo $100 July 15-19 Ft Worth Museum $100 July 22-26 Splash Station $100 July 29-Aug 2 Putt-Putt (Arlington) $100 Aug 5-9 Lonestar Skatium $100 Aug 12-16 Going Apes $100 Aug 19-23 Pirates Cove $100 **Field trip locations/days are subject to change.

Pre-register online at www.ci.crowley.tx.us Drop-in days are available with 24 hour advance notice. Drop-in fees are $25 per day ($35 for field trip days). A $20 registration fee per child is required to reserve a space in the Summer Day Camp. First week’s fee $80 with payment of registration fee. All fees are due no later than 9:00am on the Monday of the week desired. For more information, call 817-2972201 ext. 7000 CROWLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH VBS – “EVERYWHERE FUN FAIR” July 22-July 26 5:30 pm-8:00 pm 3yo-5th grade Snack Supper Provided


2014 FINE ARTS CAMP HOSTED BY BESS RACE ELEMENTARY K-5th grade Registration Fee: $100 per child See It! Be It! Lead it! June 17-June 21 Get up and get moving for some fun-filled activities at the First Annual Fine Arts Camp. Open to all Crowley Students K-5th grade. Each participant will attend Art, Choir, and Games each day along with your choice of Cheer and Debate in the morning and choice of Band and Theater in the afternoon. Free breakfast will be served 7:30 am-8:00 am and a free lunch will be provided 12:30 pm-1:00 pm; a packed lunch is acceptable. Each camper will receive a T-shirt to wear during camp. For more information and to print registration form, visit crowleyisdtx.org FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BURLESON VBS “COLOSSAL COASTER WORLD” August 5-August 8 6:00 pm-8:45 pm Ages: entering Kinder-completed 6th grade For more information, call 817-295-2222 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CROWLEY VBS ”COLOSSAL COASTER WORLD” July 29-August 2 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Ages: 4yo-6th grade For more information, call 817-297-4347 FRANCES LEA SUMMER DANCE CAMP “HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD” June 17th-June 21st Cost:$125.00 Beginner Level Ages-5yo-7yo 9:30 am-12:30 pm Intermediate Level Ages:5yo-7yo 12:30 pm-3:30 pm Includes: Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Clogging, Jazz, Hip Hop and Modeling June 24-June 28 Cost: $175.00 Beginner Level Ages: 8yo-12yo 8:00 am-12:00 pm Intermediate Level Ages: 8yo-12yo 12:15 pm-4:15 pm Includes: Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Clogging, Jazz, Hip Hop and Modeling

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PASSION HORSE SUMMER HORSEMANSHIP CAMP June 26-June 28 9:00 am-3:00 pm Cost: $225.00 Horsemanship Classes (learn how horses think) Ride more than one horse each day! Lots of games to play! AMAZING field trip to Lake Whitney with the horses! Super fun! BBQ lunch, riding horses and swimming at the lake! Passion Horse’s Ranch offers 32 acres of wide open space, small pond with trees, many nice horses, dogs to play with and fresh open air! PERFORMERS UNLIMITED GYM SUMMER CAMPS Cheer Camp June 10-August 16 Includes: Tumbling, Jazz, Clogging, and Cheer. Times: 8:00 am-12:00 pm or 8:00 am-5:30 pm (includes swimming). Ages 5-18 For more information, visit www.burlesonstars.com or call Shelly at 817-295-7621. PREMIER MOVIE THEATER WEDNESDAY MOVIES 10:00am $1.00 (pre-releases) Kicks off on June 19th - “The Smurfs” Movie, popcorn, drink, and M&M’s Cost: $6.00 For more information, call 817-426-8395 or visit www.pccmovie.com RYAN YMCA SUMMER CAMP June 10-August 23 Monday-Friday 6:30 am-6:30 pm Ages: 5yo-12yo Day Camp provides campers with theme based activities that teach YMCA core values. Activities include camp crafts, group games, skits, songs, sports, swimming twice a week at the YMCA waterpark and weekly off-site field trips. Breakfast and Lunch provided daily. For more information, visit ymcafw.org.

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ad, D r a e D I know I don’t say it much but I mean it. I guess I sort of assume you already know. I also know that I didn’t understand the first time you told me. I still didn’t get it after you showed me. I still stop and think about it even today. We’re the same height but you’re the biggest man I know. I’m still scared to death of you but you’re my first call for comfort. You make me crazy but I admire no one more. Your eyes can tell an entire story without your lips ever moving. Thank you. Thank you, for being the first person in the whole world my eyes ever saw. That’s the last time I saw you cry. Thank you, for keeping me warm in your arms and singing those made-up songs every night before bed. Thank you, for those kisses – all 3 billion of them! I now kiss a lot, too. My bike was scary, but you had a solid grip on the seat that made me feel secure. Thank you. ABC’s were hard, but learning them in sign language was fun. Thanks for that. I thought I almost saw you cry as you walked behind the bus on my first day of school. Those windows were blurry, though. Thanks for giving me the courage to get on. The curve, the lay-up, the form tackle, the juke, and the swan dive all made me cooler. I owe you big time for those. Reading was boring and you made it downright embarrassing by making me do it out

loud. Thank you. I still hold open doors and stand when others stand. I can’t look at anyone without looking in their eyes. Thank you. A sock hop, really? That was a nifty little back and forth move you showed me and it paid off with Elizabeth. Cool one, Dad! I learned my lesson when I lied about that other kid. I might’ve said some things in my head after I had to go over and apologize. Thank you for that. I re-learned my lesson when I lied about that party. I know I said some things as I mowed every inch of our yard 4 days in a row! But, yes, thank you. My buddies want a rematch of our bench press competition that you creamed us in. We’re a lot stronger now. They still talk about it. Thanks for those things you said at my graduation. I was proud that day. Thanks for helping me with my bow tie last year as I got to marry my best friend. Those things are hard. Thanks for assuring me my life wasn’t over when we found out we were expecting. Thanks for being there when Jake was born. He’s got your nose. In fact, I just put him down for the night. I held him for a bit and kissed him about 64 times and then just made up some random song about everything in the room we saw. He laughed. Thanks, Dad. I mean it… Thank you.

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