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Old March 26th, 2004, 11:09 AM
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Default Did you go to summer camp?

When I was a kid we all watched Mickey Mouse Club and wanted to go away to a sleep
away camp with horses and rodeo stuff like Spin and Marty.
The closest we came ( keep in mind I was from the inner city , South Bronx) was to go to a day camp for 4 weeks in the summer where they had a pool and we ate outdoors on picnic tables.
Did you go to camp as a kid? Day camp or sleep away? How did you feel about it. Did you like it or feel like you were being shipped off for the summer?
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Old March 26th, 2004, 11:37 AM
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I never went to a true camp but 1 week of the summer a cousin the same age and I were allowed to go to a lake where my aunt and uncle had a cabin. Fishing at day break and swimming in the afternoon were wonderful days I'll never forget.

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Old March 26th, 2004, 11:42 AM
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I went to summer camp when I was seven years old which was the year before I had open heart surgery(1960). The time at summer campwas some of the best times that I ever had.

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Old March 26th, 2004, 12:19 PM
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I went 2 summers. One year for 2 weeks to Girl Scout camp and the other for 1 week to SpaceCamp in florida. Two completely different experiencs but both were great.
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No, but we did go to Boston for a few weeks for a couple of summers. My mom's sister lived there and she had 5 kids and there were 4 of us.......it was a big old house in Brookline and lots of fun. I remember the freedom of hopping on the trolley and going to see the Red Sox. We seemed to go to Brighams a lot for ice cream.
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I went to summer camp 4 years straight. I was supposed to go a 5th year, but my sister got scarlet fever. I got quarantined, as far as the camp was concerned. Never went again.

First night, first year, I got homesick. But by the night we had our final campfire, I had tears in my eyes over leaving. The camp is still there. I drove through it a few years ago.
It now abuts a housing development and the lake has silted in, but all the cabins and the rec-hall are still intact.


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I went to day camp for a couple of years...Went on great day trips, and met lots kids....I was too much of a baby to try sleep away camp.. Trip
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Old March 26th, 2004, 05:44 PM
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I went to a bible study camp for a week. I think I went two years in a row.

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The first sleep-away summer camp I attended was for only 2 weeks when I was 8 yrs. old. The first night there, I was too scared to find my way to the faraway bathrooms, so I wet the bed. I was so embarrassed, but my best friend, Audrey, helped me change the sheets and make the bed before anyone else found out. For the following 3 years, my parents sent me to camps which were for the whole summer. Had some really fun experiences - but was always homesick.
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Never went to camp as a kid, don't think I even knew such a thing existed (my mom was the quintessential stay-at-home mom, always keeping us occupied)
However, as a teen and young adult interested in early childhood education, I spent many summers employed as a camp counselor at day camps, and have many happy memories from those days. Weird thing was, some of the 5 and 6 year olds I had as campers, grew up and became counselors themselves and eventually had my own children as their charges!

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