This week Adam has been in a rowing camp at the UBC Boathouse here on the Fraser River. When I saw it advertised in the paper this spring, I thought it would be perfect for him - a "fast track" camp for those 14-18 year olds with no rowing experience. It was from 12-4 which I knew would make Adam happy as he could still sleep in. It was something new and different. We're all about trying something new and different around here and it's important to us we create opportunities for the boys to try different sports and activities, stretch their minds and see what their bodies can do.
Adam wasn't so sure. He agreed to go and try it out but wasn't super enthusiastic. After the first day, still not so keen. They spent the first day inside on the rowing machines and then on a stationary "stone boat" at the dock.
But the next day...they were out on the water and Adam's attitude changed.