Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sledding in a Winter Wonderland

One of the best things about this years Winter Camp is that the weather actually cooperated with us. We didn't have to worry about a winter storm threatening to shut us down. It wasn't bitterly cold, and we were able to let the kids play outside for a short period of time. And best of all, there was snow on the ground, and it was just the right kind of snow.

HAWS Executive Director, Lynn Olenik has huskys and as a hobby does sled dogging. Each year she brings her dogs and sled into HAWS at Winter Camp time and talks about the hobby and sport of using dogs to pull a sled. If the weather cooperates and the ground has the right amount and kind of snow she takes the kids on a short ride.

Despite the fact that the ride was extremely short, the kids had a blast -- almost as much fun as the dogs themselves!

As winter camp comes to an end I'll start preparing for summer camp. And while taking a ride in the snow on a sled pulled by dogs in July isn't going to be an option, these past 4 days have given me some new ideas to make our kids programs even better in the future.

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