This weekend I was on the road again, but not too far - just down to Mission Bay in San Diego to attend the 2008 Campland for the YMCA Indian Princesses.
The Indian Princess program is one designed for girls and their fathers. I think it is splendid, as they do the types of activities that fathers and daughters should be doing together, including sleeping in tents and building campfires. As a family law attorney, I try to stress to my clients that children need both parents and a girl who has a close relationship with a father willing to put forth the effort in programs like this is less likely, I believe, to wind up a victim of domestic abuse and will be more likely to succeed in her relationships and endeavors.
The last activity of the year is Campland and the rest of the family is invited. One competition was the sand castle building contest. First, the girls and their Dads of the FOX TRIBE of the FRIENDLY SPIRIT NATION:
And their entry in the competition, a giant Croc shoe:
But, of course, after the judges came by, the girls jumped on it to destroy it utterly, proving that little girls can be just as rambunctious as little boys.