CAMP ⛺️ Tue, Jul 16, 2019
My most memorable summer activity both from when I was young and from recent years is going to CAMP!
I've been a high school leader in the area for a few years and have taken kids to camp for a week every summer. It's a full 7 days in the woods with zero cell reception, lots of mosquito bites, scream-singing, mud fights, and the insanity that is hundreds of people throwing giant pool floaties over a net at the same time:
I have many favorite moments, but some highlights include:
- seeing our kids forget about their problems at home and just have FUN 🤪
- one word: milkshakes 🍦
- spending quality time together and seeing friends become family (awwww) 🤩
- high schoolers off their phones! It's a magical thing ✨
- literally dressing up as a ROLLERCOASTER 🎢 (Side note: highly recommend this as a group costume... the people LOVE it).
I'm heading to Santa Cruz for camp in a week with a group of girls and even though I'm hoping for a tan (🤞) I'm sure I'll come back with a sunburn. Nevertheless, I know I'll come back with some good memories!
And with that, I'll leave you with this "vintage" camp pic from 10 years ago (looks like we were losing the game or something but apparently 2009 Olivia never missed a chance for a photo op 😘).