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It’s February 2019…And, here we go!

I’m writing late in the evening after a wonderful photo shoot at the beautiful Camp Allen in Navasota to photograph our February cover. It was the most perfect (but quite chilly) day where we spent a fun, few hours with only a handful of our 2019 HFM Kid Ambassadors!  After combing through hundreds of amazing images (thank you, Yvette Michelle Portraits), and the behind-the-scenes videos, I am so inspired and quite honored to introduce you to our pilot program we titled HFM Kid Ambassadors!  I can’t wait to share the stories, photos, and talents of our 25 Ambassadors who were selected from a pool of more than 500 entries! These kids are doing great things, and being the Mama that I am, I must say…They are absolutely precious!  

So here we are…In our February issue, we are looking at all things CAMP! 

Whether you are a seasoned camp mom or dad, or a first-timer trying to navigate through your camp options (and emotions!), I know we can help! The first thing to know is this…It is never too early (trust me on this one) to begin the search for the perfect camp for your kiddo! 

Start with our Camp Directory inside this issue! Then, mark your calendars for our 23rd annual Camp Fair (February 9th, 10th, 16th).  Whether your child is ready for camp this year, or maybe he’s still a few years away, now is the time to gather information, visit with camp staff, learn about the facilities and programs, and even schedule a tour of the camp to determine if your child is ready for a specific environment.  Camp Fair is the perfect setting to meet camp representatives from over 50 camps.  It is an opportunity to ask questions, schedule tours of the camps offered, and more! There is a camp for everyone – whether it be a day camp close to home or a “sleep away” camp, hang in there, you will find the right fit. 

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about – Angela Schwindt

Check out our resources, talk to friends about their camp experiences, continue to visit our camp directories and camp articles found on our website at houstonfamilymagazine.com. 

Again, HFM sends a huge shout out to Camp Allen and their wonderful staff for allowing us to visit the gorgeous grounds to get some great photos for our cover, as well as a few of our 2019 HFM Kid Ambassadors (Alexa, Conrad, Grace, Jack, Janel and Kaleb). I think we all agree…We especially loved the yummy hot chocolate at the end of our shoot!  

Cheers!

Wendy Jackson Slaton

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