Writing "stay cool" in a friend's yearbook can remind them that even after high school ends, they should keep their body temperature below 104 degrees to avoid total organ shutdown. Have a cool summer with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $129 for a five-day day camp on July 7–11 ($220 value)
- $129 for a five-day day camp on July 14–18 ($220 value)
Day-camp sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. After morning devotion, kids will spend the majority of their time outdoors, though there are tents, shelters, and trees for shade as well as buildings on standby in case of inclement weather. See the camp schedule and potential activities here. Lunch is not included, so kids should bring their own.
Four Things to Know About Canoe-Paddling Form
Start your excursion off on the right fin by perusing Groupon's primer on paddling.
1. Good posture will get you everywhere. The better aligned your body is, the more efficient your strokes will be. By sitting up straight as you paddle, you help direct your power to your bigger muscle groups—the chest, abs, hips, and butt—and keep your arms from going noodly too soon.
2. Hold your paddle right. If you’re paddling on the left side of your body, paddle with your left hand just above where the paddle’s shaft meets the blade (called the throat), and with your right hand at the top-end of the shaft and the top of your hand facing the sky. When paddling on your right side, reverse that. Your arms should stay about an arm’s length apart—use your third arm to measure.
3. Keep your paddle vertical. This is another way to maximize efficiency: by keeping it upright and parallel to the boat as you pull, you’ll both move the maximum amount of water and keep yourself moving straight forward, rather than off to one side where the eels nest.
4. Use short strokes. Despite a natural tendency for many folks to make long strokes, short stokes work better. With each stroke pull only as far back as your knees before lifting your paddle out of the water to start a new stroke. Beyond that point, the stroke becomes weaker and less able to efficiently pull you through the water.
Sabine Creek Ranch
Sabine Creek Ranch has long served the area as a working cattle ranch and equestrian center. For the last 30 years, it's also provided a community gathering place to escape the confines of the city and celebrate a shared faith. The Ranch hosts independent, non-denominational Christian summer camps for kids and retreats for men and women.