"Mall Crawlers Summer Camp"
I just talked to my sister, who told me about my niece Amanda's trip to Orlando. She mentioned that the Disneyworld one-week park-hopper ticket cost nearly $300, so Amanda wasn't getting to go to summer camp this year. "She wanted to go to mall summer camp, but now she doesn't get to." Mall summer camp? "Yep, they go to a bunch of different malls."
With the help of Google, I discovered that it's a GIRL SCOUTS camp. The Girl Scouts are sponsoring weeklong shopping excursions. What a nightmare!
6 days/5 nights
Entering grades 7 - 10
Sponsor: Valley View Mall, La Crosse
Look out Mall of America—here you come! Bring your best walking shoes, because your feet are going to hurt. Your mall crawl will begin on Monday and end on Friday. Multiple malls in five days will be your goal. When you’re not shopping, you will spend your nights at camp or at state parks. You’ll also dine at the Rainforest Café and complete a mall scavenger hunt.
July 23-28 - Your Fee: $367.00 Actual cost: $476.00"
I am completely horrified, that anyone thought this was a good
idea and that a bunch of little girls want
to spend a week of their summer visiting the various Claires and Limited Toos at malls in the region. Especially considering they have a bunch of awesome programs
, involving water skills, sports, canoeing, and horseriding.