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Old 05-20-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Maryville, TN
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Hi, guys.

This has been such a treasure trove of info for several years now, and I need your input again.

We have a sweet 10 year old boy that we are adopting next month. Since he is our only child, we are learning things as we go along, which can be very interesting for us all. LOL

Summer camps, both day and overnight. Where do your children go? We know about Camp Arrowwood and Camp Wesley Woods for the week-long type camps, but would love your input about where your kids love to go and where you feel safe sending them.

He's never been able to do the 'kid' stuff, and we want him to begin enjoying that now.

So, where are the great kids camps around east TN? Thanks so much!!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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My son loved Tate's Day Camp last year. And he's looking forward to it this year. We are also going to try Webb's Day Camp. both are like sleep away camp in the activities they do but they don't spend the night.
Oh so I just looked and you are in Maryville....the camps I listed are probably too far for you to drive.
Good Luck finding one in your area. Knoxmoms.com has a listing about camps
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Maryville, TN
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Thanks, Snapdragon! I will check out knoxmoms.

I work in Knoxville, so driving that far isn't a problem. And for a week-long camp, we are willing to let him be an hour or two away. He's actually excited at the prospect, and keeps hounding me about it. LOL
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Try Kids U at University of Tennessee
https://aceweb.outreach.utk.edu/Show...UKU~Kids+U~KSU
They've got some great classes for kids his age. It's also a good way for him to meet kids his age with similar interests.
Smoky Mountain Field School (also run with UT) has some great family programs.
http://www.outreach.utk.edu/smoky/family.html (broken link)
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:50 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Congrats on the adoption. I hold such a special place in my heart for people like you.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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As a fellow adoptiee, I say kudos to you, a very lucky boy....... and parents.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Maryville, TN
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Congrats on the adoption. I hold such a special place in my heart for people like you.
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As a fellow adoptiee, I say kudos to you, a very lucky boy....... and parents.

Aw, now you guys are going to make me cry. You are both very kind.

Our little guy has been such a blessing in our lives, even when he makes me want to pull out all my hair. LOL

Just to see him go from a child who had more responsibility on his shoulders than any child should ever have, to a little boy who gets to be a little boy, THAT has been one of the greatest joys of my life so far.

Knoxgarden, thanks for the links! I look forward to checking them out.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Aw, now you guys are going to make me cry. You are both very kind.

Our little guy has been such a blessing in our lives, even when he makes me want to pull out all my hair. LOL

Just to see him go from a child who had more responsibility on his shoulders than any child should ever have, to a little boy who gets to be a little boy, THAT has been one of the greatest joys of my life so far.

Knoxgarden, thanks for the links! I look forward to checking them out.
I will say that if I had been adopted when I was in my teens I would have been so much better off. But my parents fought it and it was back in the 70s when my state just didn't do much. Kids sit in foster homes and group homes and then are tossed out when they come of age. I couldn't even go to school because financial aid still used my parents income to determine it.

You have saved a life. Believe me.

And there is another reason I love adoptive parents, but we will leave it at that.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Maryville, TN
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(((((((Hiknapster)))))))

I'm sorry you went through that, and thankful that you have built a sweet family for yourself now.
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Lenoir City
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Hi
I worked at camps for a few summers in my college years, I worked at Tate's and I must say it is a very well run and fun camp. Especially if you don't want to send your kid's to sleep away camp. There's still swimming and fishing and boating and all other campy stuff! Also I worked at YMCA Camp Greenville, on the NC/SC border, its a 1 or 2 week sleep away camp and it is also run very well, its a YMCA camp, so definitely trustworthy. One of the most beutiful sights in the smokies is there, at the chapel, called pretty place.
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