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A Place to Share: Exploring the Magic of Summer Camp

A Place to Share: Exploring the Magic of Summer Camp
Though the summers of my adulthood bear little resemblance to those of my youth, the season retains the alluring aura of possibility that accompanied it throughout those earlier years. Even when summer weather is anything but, even when I find myself engaged in the most un-summerly of activities, the months continue to lend a certain mindset, one where memories of summers past exhort new action. Opportunity knocks — won’t you answer?

Part of this attitude is surely rooted in my summer camp experience, the gradual accumulation of summers spent first as a camper and then as a counselor in a number of different settings. If asked, I would describe my camp experience as “great,” which surprisingly places me somewhere in the middle of the camper satisfaction index. As an adult, I’ve talked with dozens o…
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