I’m the Worst. And It’s the Best!

In Summer Camp by Don Alley

One of my favorite things to do to my dad and son, is, well… to scare them.

Back in 2016, I knew my dad had less than a year left to live, so I moved him up to Ashburn to be closer to me. It was an amazing year, full of wonderful memories… memories that helped heal the past, bridge relationships, and choose love and forgiveness.

But just because he was on the last leg of his journey didn’t mean I wouldn’t have fun…

I hide behind doors…

I sneak up while they’re sitting in the car…

I scream randomly in the car and clutch onto their body when there has been too much silence…

I’m the worst. And it’s the best.

And the more I scare them, the harder it makes me laugh. And the angrier it makes them. And I love every second of it.

I remember getting my dad SOOOO good one time. He was in the van, waiting for me to come out of the store. I snuck up to the passenger side, used my ninja crouching skills to approach undetected, and then BAM!! I jumped up and screamed and banged on the window!!

OMG his face! His horror! And then… his ANGER!! He yelled at me and called me names, and shouted profanities for a solid seven minutes.

It was glorious and awesome.

Ahhh, good times.

The good news for YOU is that when you sign up for our summer camp this year, there is none of that.

No surprises.

No scares.

No fears.

You can focus on work, and know that your children are safe and having an amazing time, completely engaged in all of our activities:

  • Movie theaters
  • Pool trips
  • Balloon animals
  • Arts & crafts
  • Mini-golf
  • Bowling
  • Park & picnics
  • Hiking
  • Daily martial arts classes

This will be our sixth year running summer camp. We have our systems down, our staff on point, and our activities, games, and field trips ready to go so that we can give you and your family an amazing experience.

Register online, and I’ll see you there!

And I promise I won’t jump out from a corner and scare you 🙂

Don Alley
Don Alley is the owner and chief instructor at Super Kicks Karate in Ashburn and Leesburg, and has been training in the martial arts for 28 years. He is currently a 6th degree black belt, and has dedicated the entirety of his adult life to teaching children and families martial arts. He is also the owner of Center Stage Preschool, a Montessori-based, performing arts preschool; and co-founder of Testudo Addiction Recovery, a non-profit organization serving families in the Northern Virginia area.