Birthdays are special in my family, especially for my children. I am someone who doesn’t particularly love, or need all the bells and whistles for my own birthday, but my daughters are true birthday queens.
At this time of year, with summer camp only a few short days away, I always find myself reflecting upon my own experiences at camp. I started my camping career at the very young age of 2 years old. One could say that I was very young to be a camper, but with my older sister and cousin to watch over me, I boarded the yellow school bus which took me to day camp every morning. After 6 years of day camp I felt ready to conquer the world of sleep-away camp. My older sister had started going to sleep-away camp and I wanted to follow in her foot-steps.
So, the summer after I finished the third grade, knowing NO ONE (except for my sister), I hopped onto yet another yellow school bus which took me off to sleep-away camp for 4 very long weeks.
Can anyone out there believe that summertime is right around the corner? With the winter that many of us have had, it’s hard to even imagine the concept of sunny, warm days with green grass and birds chirping in the sky.