What are 'grandparent camps'?

This coming Friday, September 21, it’s official: the summer of 2012 will be over. Millions of youth across North America have spent part of the summer at camp, swimming, playing and enjoying the outdoors, and now they will have to wait another year.

But one Canadian-based company, NYQUEST, will be running a camp in late October, called Grandparent Camp, and it’s name is a pretty good hint about what it is: a camp for grandparents to spend quality time with their grandchildren, with no parents allowed.

Founder Jonathan Nyquist told RetirementHomes.com that next month’s Grandparent Camp, which will take place from October 26-28 in Muskoka, Ontario, will present a unique opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren to bond and get to know each other better.

“Grandparents today are quite active and they are looking for ways to spend time with their grandchildren in new ways to strengthen their relationship, and help out the parents,” he said.

The weekend will be held at the Rosseau JW Marriott Resort, and campers will be able to enjoy activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, hiking, outdoor campfires, as well as sports and even making s’mores, Nyquist told RetirementHomes.com.

For more information about NYQUEST’s Grandparent Camp, visit their website at Go-Nyquest.com.