Family: Off to Camp We Go!

Intergenerational camps help grandparents form a lasting bond with their grandchildren

Bill Abler soaks up the moments with his grandchildren--literally. He loves to fish off the banks of quiet Forest Lake with his two oldest grandkids, both of whom live within 30 miles of his home in Circle Pines, Minn. But Abler admits that with so many grandchildren--six in all--sometimes the littlest in the pack get short shrift, especially Sadie, 7. "When I go visit her and her brother, she says hi and then runs off to play," Abler, 59, says. "I've always wanted to be closer, but I really wasn't sure how since I never raised a daughter."

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