Flashback Summer :: Sleep Away Camp

Camp fires, s’mores, making friendship bracelets, silly songs and scary ghost stories….did you go to a sleep away summer camp?

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I never went to a sleep away summer camp, but in sixth grade we went away for a week to an archeological camp at Northwestern University. Yup, a whole week away. Our teacher’s must have been crazy! We sang songs, told camp fire stories and learned about working an archeological dig. It was really cool! Of course on that same trip my two best friends suddenly decided I couldn’t be their friend anymore which was heart breaking—oh the drama of camp! Despite the craziness it’s still a really great memory.

Our summers were spent driving from Michigan to Santa Cruz, California. And while I wouldn’t have traded my summers for anything,  I was always intrigued by kids who went to summer camp!

How about you? Was summer camp a big part of your growing up? Fun memories? Crazy stories? Tell me more!

6 thoughts on “Flashback Summer :: Sleep Away Camp

  1. When I first saw this I thought it was going to be a blog post on the Sleep Away Camp movies from the 80s. First scary movie I ever saw and it totally freaked me OUT. So needless to say, I never went to camp. TOO CREEPY!

  2. I love cabin chic too! Does anyone else remember the cabin chic company awhile back. I can’t remember it, but it had the best stuff.

    Love this post Alix!

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