Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Actually, don’t. I like my feet on terra firma, thank you.
[dreaded airbus A330]
[the word cocoon reminds me of the very hungry caterpillar]
Monday, June 13, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
- "Making it" for 4 weeks sans parents teaches you that you can be independent and successful. A huge confidence booster in and of itself and a prelude to college in some respects.
- In reference to the first bullet, camp gives you A MILLION chances to be successful. Big and small achievements don't go unnoticed, whether its cleanest cabin, passing a new swimming level, hitting a bullseye in archery, making a really cool lanyard, or just being polite kid. You will leave camp feeling like a rockstar.
- Camp gave me a chance to try a million new things I never would have done otherwise. I've kayaked down the Nantahala, rock climbed Looking Glass Rock, "swam to Dolly's" (if you swim 2 miles over the session you got to go for ice cream at Dolly's), made a bench in wordworking (which I still have), vaulted on a horse (like gymnastics on horseback), and done a back-tuck in front of the whole camp at the gymnastics show (talk about feeling like a rockstar). Sorry Mom and Dad, but I don't think you all would've taken me rock-climbing.
- You learn that getting caught in the rain is ok. You will just get wet, you will not die. Sleeping without A/C is fine. A spider may crawl in your kayak, but you will live to tell about it. Walking outside to the bathroom is not inhumane. --> Basically, you learn live in the elements and be a little tougher.
- You spend pretty much all day (and night, really) outside in the mountains. What's better than that?
- You write letters on real stationary. With stamps. No cell phones, computers, facebook, etc.
- Camp is full of awesome role models from the leadership down. Your kid will try to emulate good people.