Jenny Hodges. Tampa Librarian. Book Lover. Fitness Buff. SharePoint Wife. Mom to Irish Triplets. Living and Traveling in the Autism World.

26. March 2015 09:22
by jennifer

Push Away the Screen: Summer Camp at Busch Gardens Tampa

26. March 2015 09:22 by jennifer | 8 Comments

Summer is right around the corner! Holy smokes has the time just flown by!

I'm a working mama now, so that means I need to find summer camps for my kids that will not only keep them safe, but active, and engaged.

When Busch Gardens Tampa Bay reached out to me about sending the #TampaTrio to a week of camp at their facility, I might have squealed with delight, and in all honesty, felt huge pangs of jealousy. I LOVE Busch Gardens.


Whether your kid is five or fifteen, they are ALWAYS ready for an adventure and Busch Gardens day camps offer adventures that last a lifetime! Discover what adventures await your kids this summer at Busch Gardens.

Day camps allow campers to make new friends, learn team-building skills and discover new things. A variety of camps fit kids’ interests and grade levels. From caring for animals to becoming a Counselor in Training, day campers will take on new challenges while having fun.

This summer my kids will be rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders (again..WOW!! How did that happen??) They had some great camps to choose from!

Ronin chose Zoo Chefs where he'll lend a hand in helping feed more than 12,000 animals at Busch Gardens.

Ella chose to learn how important water is to Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and Adventure Island by choosing Splash Seekers camp!

Haley is going to get her hands dirty while shadowing a field researcher in the Creature Researchers.

ALL camps include:

  • Daily lunches, snacks & drinks
  • A Camp T-shirt and a water bottle
  • A complimentary photo with a Busch Gardens animal ambassador
  • Complimentary admission to Busch Gardens following camp each day for campers


You can check out all the available DAY camps for your child HERE. And the chart below lists some of the camps available for kids up through middle school.


What camps are you sending your kids too this summer??

19. March 2015 08:23
by jennifer

Jord #WoodWatch-A Review and Giveaway

19. March 2015 08:23 by jennifer | 5 Comments

Right before Christmas Jord Wood Watches reached out and asked if I was interested in reviewing one of their BEAUTIFUL wood watches. I said yes, and they sent me this beauty!   I put it right on, and went about my normal daily tasks including washing the dishes, taking a shower, bathing the #TampaTrio, you know, mom duties. The next morning I got up and the watch was all foggy and DID NOT WORK. A quick peek at their website told me this: Q.  Are JORD watches water resistant? A.&n... [More]

13. March 2015 09:30
by jennifer

Potted Potter at the Straz # PottedPotterStraz

13. March 2015 09:30 by jennifer | 1 Comments

Accio, the summoning spell is a very useful spell in the world of Harry Potter. I'd use that in my library to summon all the wonderful books I need to read.  Also useful for me would be Expecto Patronum. When the world seems to be conspiring against you, just give your Patronus a call. No one will be able to take you out of your happy place when that glowing aura of goodness is hovering above you. Life has been hard for our family recently. From broken bones, to multiple days of p... [More]