Friday, June 24, 2011

Caton's Island

I'd heard rumours about Caton's Island summer camp.  As our friend, R, says, "It's New Brunswick's best kept secret!"  Every year in early June, the NB homeschoolers rent the camp.  Space is limited, so reservations are an absolute must.  We registered our spot last the nick of time!

What a great time we had!  For a flat fee per family (whoo hoo to the family of 9 who got the best vacation deal ever!) you get 4 days of all inclusive summer fun. 

We canoed.

We swam (it was a tad chilly).

We had our own cabin.

We went horseback riding.

We went rock wall climbing.

We watched rainy-day movies.

We played games.

It poured and poured on Saturday, so we missed out on the rope course and zip lining.  Still, we had a blast. 

You need to cross the water by barge to get to Caton's Island.  Once you're on the island, you're away from phone, car, internet and all other distractions.  There are miles of trails to explore, and the scenery is breath taking.  It's beautiful, serene and almost otherwordly with it's driftwood beaches and forest beds strewn with acorns and pine needles.  It felt good to be away from it all. 

Our spot is already reserved for next year.  

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