“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24
Every family needs a break from their hectic schedule, and summer can be even busier than the school year! It’s important to spend time together playing, talking and just hanging out. Cottage family vacations are a relaxing summer tradition at Boys and Girls Country. This July, our kids had a blast in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Dallas, and Houston. They did everything from visiting museums and zoos to riding roller coasters, getting mani/pedis, and attending the opera. We are so grateful to our donors for blessing our children with the opportunity to vacation and spend time together. The happy memories they make on vacation last a lifetime and give them a sense of family and belonging. Our kids were happy to share their favorite vacation memories (see below).
“Going to Six Flags was my favorite part! I also enjoyed down time with our cottage without any school or work stress.” –Carlos
“Getting to see Pleasure Pier was AWESOME!”- Matthew
“It was great! I didn’t realize how fast it went by because we were having so much fun.”-Roman
“I also really liked Pleasure Pier. Oh, and getting to ride the Iron Shark!!! I want to do that again.”-Anthony
“Definitely the bumper cars. That’s got to be my favorite part.”- Royal
“First we went to Fiesta Texas, which that in itself was so much fun. Then the next day our teaching parents surprised us by taking us to SeaWorld and that was even better!”-PJ
“Everything we did was fun, but my favorite part was being with the whole cottage. I loved the quality time.”-Brandie
“I LOVED THE FOOD. We got to eat so much! Fiesta Texas was cool too.” –Avery
“I loved Hurricane Harbor! I’m happy we swam most of the time, it’s my favorite!” –Aerial
“Going to the cabin with the other girls and just watching movies was my favorite part. I want to go back!”-Assyria
We are so grateful that we get to do cool things for the kids like cottage family vacation. It’s so important for our children to make happy memories and spend time “just being kids.” Your support blesses and sustains Boys and Girls Country!