I often hear from readers that they wish their kids could be adventurous like the Buckaroo’s but they don’t get to live on a state park. I say that you make the adventure wherever you are be it in the city, the suberbs or the middle of nowhere.
In our technology focused world of video games, computers, cell phones, and on and on, we have to be deligent, focus our time and effort (yes, it does wear my little brain out at times) on providing opportunities for our guys to be fierce and dangerous, to train them to be warriors that seek adventure. We hope to raise our boys to be strong, Godly men of character, with inquisitive spirits and the self-discipline and drive to achieve their goals.
From catapults to ziplines to outer space, it just takes a little creativity and letting the guys explore without worrying about how dirty and messy things are getting. At our house, we have a firm stance on letting boys be boys, I think this unstructured play helps them to develop imagination, teamwork skills, resilience, persistence, creativity and patience. Yes, I cringe and pray a lot.
Thankfully, we have a partner in this that we found a couple of years ago. His name is JM Cremps Adventure for Boys Store, we call him Jeb. He is an explorer and an adventurer that has traveled the world experiencing great adventures. He has a strong love for America and believes in defending our freedom. Jeb and his wife (his best friend) raised five (5) sons.
The Buckaroo’s love when Jeb sends a catalog of his cool adventure tools to our house. They peruse it for hours. Dreaming and planning their future expeditions.
J.M. Cremps vision is “to help raise-up Godly people by providing resources to parents, creating opportunities for fathers to connect with their sons (and daughters) and to offer products designed to foster the spirit of adventurous boyhood. We strive to honor God in all we do, not claiming perfection, but claiming a moral compass pointing us in a focused direction. We will pursue excellence as a company by continually developing employees and being a resource for our customers. We will strive to respect the balance of growth and profitability seeking wisdom and discernment in our decisions.” You guys all know that I seriously LOVE this!
Oh, it gets better! They have a blog, yes ma’am, they even give you ideas and tools for things like scavenger hunts, how to whittle, a spy game with a fingerprint how-to, boot camp missions (yes, my little Army guy loves this), even a free online kids adventure book called The Missing Treasure. Go check out the blog JM Cremp’s Adventure for Boys Blog.
I pray our boys never stop exploring, are never bored, and they are prepared to search deep in their hearts for the answers to fundamental questions that can’t be answered at our kitchen table, like Who am I? What am I made of? What am I destined for? I hope they take that journey for themselves, until then, Big Buckaroo and I pray for the knowledge and grace to prepare them for the adventure!
With a litle help from Jeb,
The Park Wife
JM Cremp’s is owned and operated by Jay and Maria Asplin along with their five adventurous boys… ohhhh, the adventures they could tell! They currently homeschool their boys and reside in Dassel, Minnesota.