I believe that every true adventure is filled with discoveries.
The experience that Elder Care Ministries recently shared with grandparents and grandchildren was just such an adventure. Over five days and four nights we discovered things about ourselves, our families, God, the world, and the joy of sharing discoveries with others.
During A Grand Adventure: Stories, Steps & Stars our group took three discovery hikes led by Rev. Jonathan Malone; shared found objects and stories about our lives; reflected on how stars can remind us about God’s creation, promises, and guidance; created artwork and lit luminaries; and shared delicious meals prepared by Beth Hollis and her staff.
Grandparents and grandchildren also had free time to visit the beach; pick blueberries; read books; stop for donuts; and play indoor and outdoor games.
As we shared this adventure, here are some of the discoveries we made:
We have begun to plan new adventures for grandparents and grandchildren. They will include different formats and themes. We also are planning adventures for other people in the third third of life who may or may not have young grandchildren, as well as for intergenerational groups.
I hope you will join us on one or more of these future adventures. Discoveries are awaiting us.
(There are photos of the fun and discoveries we shared on this site.)