Tony and I have talked many times about family vacations, but Caleb is always the wild card. We don't know how he will do in given situations and sometimes the stress of trying to avoid meltdowns is just too much for both of us at times.
There was this blog post from a father of a child with a special needs child, who blogs at The Works of God, and in there he expressed in writing many of my same thoughts about taking a vacation without Caleb. Our difficulty was, we didn't really have anyone that we could leave Caleb with and take a vacation. That is, until we found Camp Barnabas!
We packed the car and ended up leaving about an hour before we had initially intended. Everything was packed and ready to go and the kids - especially Caleb - we're getting very antsy. So instead of waiting around and constantly telling them when we would leave, we just loaded up and went.
|We have arrived!!!!!!!|
Waiting outside the gate:
Entering the gate:
|Since we were first time campers, this nice lady was there to walk us through the drop-off process! The house in the back was done by Extreme Home Makeover for the owners of Camp Barnabas.|
|Coming up to drop off the luggage!|
|They announce all the kids as they arrive. Here Cassidy is being announced.|