Camp Instructions

As you walked along the shore line of camp, you could get a great idea of the various activities available for the campers.Just past the beach was the sailing dock where two small Lazer sail boats were moored. They were a nice manageable size for beginner sailors. In the boat house was a small boat…

The grand tour, part deux

Caroline continued the tour on the second floor. This was the guys floor. Again, there was that pervasive “eau de feet” with a high note of man sweat and unwashed hair to top it off. Again, the same disastrous hallway but with boy clothes vomited onto the floor. On this floor was where the nurse’…

The grand tour, part one

The girls immediately started climbing up the bunk bed ladder, throwing their Barbies off the top bunk and then scrambling down to throw them back up. My son clapped and giggled as they did so. I suggested they get their bathing suits on so we could swim in the lake. They then proceeded to rip…

Important camp terminology

Now if you just wanna ease into camp and appear super cool, it is important that you know some of the “campisms”, if you will. These are common terms used in and around camp. Tripping: a camping trip through the forest. Usually requiring packing for 5-10 days. You will pack all the food and TP…

Getting settled

OK, OK, settle down! I know what you are thinking! “You are such a Judgey McJudgerson!” I know. I admit it. But that was my first impression. And yes, yes, we all know that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. And this was apparently true. Cuz within a few minutes I was totally…

We have arrived!?

So a 5 hour trip that became 6 (with all the breaks — gas, potty and to change out the Disney videos), finally ends after the highway gave way to the hilly county roads and then finally to the unpaved ones.  http://sudeepnbr.blogspot.com These cottage roads are minimally maintained (read: very dusty, and riddled with pot…

Packing for camp

http://www.hawaiibookblog.com After the camp conference I was pretty much terrified about going to camp. I had images of diabetics going into diabetic ketoacidosis, drownings, open fractures and anaphalactic shock. I needed to get prepared. So I got my hands on some books. These were the days before the internet or google. So I had to…