In 1999, with no business experience, I quit my job and started Summer Adventures Day Camp. I rented a van and marketed the camp to a nearby neighborhood. I filled up every spot for the summer. The next year, I purchased three vans, and every one of those spots was filled up as well. I knew I had found something that the community wanted and I enjoyed doing. Every year, Summer Adventures increased in size and popularity. I loved growing this camp, but after 17 years, I feel it is time to move on.
While I am closing Summer Adventures, I have started a new laser tag business called Laser Blast Adventures, located inside Skymania Trampolines in Kirkland. I am currently working on expansion plans to partner up with the Everett Skate Deck. I am also happy to say that our staff are former campers and Junior Counselors of Summer Adventures Day Camp.
I want to thank all my loyal parents, campers, junior counselors, and counselors who have helped me make Summer Adventures what it is today. I know I have disappointed a lot of you, especially the kids who were turning Junior Counselor age, as well as those who turned old enough to go to Extreme Camp. Please accept my apologies, I am going to miss it as well.
I am most grateful for all the friends I have made. I hope that my campers will look back fondly on their memories of Summer Adventures. I’d love to hear from you, and I hope you’ll drop in at Laser Blast Adventures to say hello.