Want the kids to take a vacation from those video games … give the remote a rest? Now’s the perfect time to ditch the distractions of everyday life and get back to basics with the whole family! Shalom Family and Mayerson JCC in Cincinnati, OH, invite families in the Louisville Jewish community with children 12 and under to join others from around the region for a free, one-day Sunday, Family Fun Day at Camp Livingston – an afternoon adventure in the great outdoors on June 8 from 11a.m.-5 p.m.
This free event features 600 acres of fresh air and family fun, giving guests the opportunity to step off the beaten path with activities for all ages. Amenities include a lakefront aqua park, giant waterslide, climbing wall, zip line, canoes and kayaks. Plus, attendees can enjoy arts and crafts, sports, a s’mores cookout and much more! Lunch and snacks are included with advanced RSVP. Camp Livingston is located in Bennington, IN, less than two hours from Louisville.
“Whether you went to camp as a kid, or have never stepped foot in a cabin, much less a canoe, this event is for families looking for a fun, new way to enjoy an ‘old school’ day in the great outdoors!” explains Julie Robenson, Shalom Family event coordinator.
“Thanks to the generosity of Camp Livingston, the entire 600 acre facility will be ours for the day. We are excited to be able to offer amazing amenities such as these to families for free that would easily cost hundreds of dollars a day anywhere else,” she adds. “Plus, what could be a better way to introduce kids to overnight camp without having to stay overnight?”
Camp Livingston has been serving Jewish families of all affiliations for nearly 100 years. It offers a safe and nurturing environment that incorporates Jewish identity and Israeli culture into daily life, all while fostering valuable communal life skills, self-confidence and an appreciation of the outdoors. There, campers can gain self-esteem and confidence, form lasting friendships and memories and gain a sense of social responsibility.
“We are excited to be partnering with Shalom Family to show why camp is such a wonderful place and why so many people call camp ‘their home’!” says Brett Schwartz, director of Camp Livingston. “We are thrilled to be able to open our doors to give young children, and their parents, a taste of all the fun overnight camp has to offer.”
This event is open to families with children 12 and under in which at least one parent is Jewish. Older siblings and grandparents are always welcome. RSVP by visiting www.myshalomfamily.org. Shalom Family is an initiative of The Mayerson Foundation and Mayerson JCC.