Family Fun at Family Camp

Today we’re talking about family camp. Family camp is just like summer camp, but for the whole family. It’s a time to get away, relax, and have fun.

And best of all? UNPLUG!

If you haven’t been to Camp Silver Beach yet, you’re missing out on something big!

Camp Silver Beach is a YMCA camp located on the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore. Adults and kids of all ages enjoy a variety of water and land activities, sports and arts & crafts. Evening programs include games, skits, an ice cream dance party, and a bonfire with s’mores.

And how could you not love these great little individual family cabins all decked out for Memorial Day?

We’ve enjoyed family camp on Memorial Day weekend for over a decade. It’s one our family’s favorite weekends of the year. There are so many fun land activities available from zip lining and rock climbing, to skateboarding and archery.

And tons of water activities to choose from…the famous “wet willy” waterslide at the pool and activities in the bay like kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, sailing and our family’s favorite, banana boating.


There’s so much freedom. Days are simple. Our kids ride their bikes around, hopping from one activity to another. They lie in hammocks and read books. They laugh. They relax. They’re unplugged.

And then they meet us in the dining hall for meals.

The kids want a drink, they run to the dining hall. They want a snow cone, they run to the pool. I’m off duty for a few days…and it’s great!

The best part is that everyone can do whatever they want. You can be active. You can be lazy. You can get wet. You can stay dry. You can read. You can play.

There’s no driving, no carpooling kids, no cooking (no grocery shopping – double bonus), no cleaning, no coordinating. No internet, no email, no phones…no distractions.

As soon as we arrive, everyone feels lighter and happier.

It’s such a great time to get away, enjoy the outdoors with a mix of fun activities for all ages and kick off summer.

S’mores, sailing, sunsets and lots of smiles. Our Memorial Day tradition continues…thanks to the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.




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1 thought on “Family Fun at Family Camp”

  • What a great post about our “happy place”! We love going to CSB with our family and the grands go every summer. Love it!!

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