Grandma's Summer Camp

When our kids were home from school in the summer they always helped with the gardening, cooking, canning and general task that taught life skills. When they got older and began to bring their children to Grandma's for summer visits, I began to call that time Grandma's Summer Camp. I tried to always have some special project that they could complete in the time that they were with us and yet one that would teach a life skill. We have had everything from rigging your fishing pole, boat safety,outdoor camping skills, to meal planning, and sewing projects. At our Grandma's Summer Camp 2014, we did some gardening, meal planning, cooking 101, and a craft project where we made our own wrapping paper.

Helping With The Onion Harvest
That Was Really Hard Work

We Are Off To The Market To Fill The Shopping List From Our Meal Planning

What Are You and Your Mom Making Ella?
Snickerdoodles A Family Favorite
Snickerdoodles Recipe

Roll It Good

Ok, I've Got This Mom

Good Job Ella!

Art Appreciation 101
Little Fisher Boy

Back In The Kitchen
It's Pizza Night
Pizza Recipe

Roll That Pizza

Pat The Dough Out

 Ella Wanted Veggies and Lots of Cheese On Her Pizza

Backyard Camping 101

Craft Project
Decorating Brown Paper Bags For Fathers Day Gifts
Cut The Bottom of The Bag Off
Using Washable Markers Decorate The Brown Paper
Wrap The Gift and Tie It With Twine

Papa Loved The Paper and The Gift!

Mom Lauren perfected Roasting a Chicken and making Chicken Salad
Roasted Chicken Recipe

Chicken Salad Recipe

Some of our family have traveled all over the world and been entertained by some of the finest, but the memories they share the most are those that were made at summer camp or just being with family for special events and I am so grateful that I got to help make some of those precious memories. Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a look at our camp. I sure hope you will be able to have some summer memories for 2014!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Love that campfire! Looks like everyone is having a blast-enjoy:@)

  2. How adorable! It looks like she's having an amazing time!

  3. What a wonderful camp! It is so much fun to cook with little ones....she is adorable. I love the art project, too.

  4. This is such a sweet post :)
    She's adorable(!) and no doubt having a great time :)

  5. So adorable, and I feel like such a slacker! What great life lessons~

  6. What a fun time at Grandma's Summer Camp! You're an inspiration, Miz Helen! xo

  7. Good Morning Miz Helen, Oh what fun your grand daughter is having.... and what an adorable little girl. I agree, it isn't money, it isn't possessions, it isn't that the house is clean and tidy, that stays with us, it is the love, laughter and fun of child hood that stay within us as we grow older..... and your grandchildren will have them by the bucket load.
    Best Wishes

  8. I love your teaching life skills philosophy! Not only will the skills be useful, but the feeling of love and family will magnify through the generations! Blessings!!

  9. Can I come to your camp Miz Helen!!! How fun!!! Thanks so much for stopping by Munching Mondays!! You are wonderful! Warmest, Nic

  10. Being a "Mimi" myself, I so enjoyed reading this post! It is such fun to see how our families grow & generations interact. I am so glad I visited from Inspire Me Monday. May you continue to enjoy & be blessed with your family all summer!

  11. I always do an "Oma and Opa" Camp (grandma & grandpa). Looks like fun. Stop by and visit my Oma and Opa Camps, too! I usually try to do a theme. These are times that kids will always remember! Good job, Grandma!

  12. Absolutely adorable! I'm hoping for grandchildren someday! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Love it...adorable! :) My little grands like nothing more than to 'help' whether it is in the kitchen or watering the garden and even helping to wash a door, lol..Your pictures are just so darn cute! :)

  14. What a wonderful post! My sister does this with her 3 grandsons. Your little Ella is beautiful!

  15. These are so adorable. Thanks for sharing them.

  16. this is wonderful post, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  17. What a cute idea! I want to come to your summer camp. :) Stopping by from The Weekend re-Treat.

  18. Oh what a fun fun time!! Grandkids really do make life GRAND!! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Ella is we'd say down here...cher, baby!
    Some of my best memories are of the weeks I spent during the summer with my grandparents.

  20. Your granddaughter is so precious... and I'm amazed at how much she can do in the kitchen at her age... she must have grandma's cooking genes. Thanks so much for sharing this with post with us Miz Helen.

  21. That's it, I'm coming to your next summer camp, Miz Helen! It looks like y'all had so much fun! And your granddaughter is super adorable :-) Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful experiences and pictures. Your post will be featured in tonight's What'd You Do This Weekend! Pinned :-)

    Ashley @

  22. What wonderful memories you are making with your family, Miz Helen! I so enjoyed this post. Grandma's Summer Camp looks like so much fun!

  23. This is so awesome, Miz Helen! It looks like a lot of fun was had by all! Some of my fondest memories are summer days spent with my grandmother. Lovely post!


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