Sommer is 12 and that can only mean one thing...Girl's Camp! I have such fond memories of girl's camp growing up. I must admit, I have been thinking about how easy these girls have it compared to the rough and tough camping that I did growing up in Alaska. Here it goes...the "when I was your age" speech...
When I was your age our camp required:
1. We had to put all of our week's belongings in a backpack...a real backpack. One that we were required to carry.
2. In this backpack, we had to carry all of our week's food, sleeping bag and TENT (which brings me to number 3).
3. We slept in a tent. There were plenty of special mother nature moments that gave our tent's challenges such as: A. Rain (hopefully we had put it up correctly...yes, we had to put it up) B. Heavy winds (hopefully we had put it up correctly).
4. We had to put all of our food in big bags every night and hang them away from our campsite and in trees to ward off any hungry bears.
5. We had to have a backpack weigh in to be sure we could actually carry our packs. We then had to hike to our campsites (uphill both ways).
6. No showers.
7. No bathrooms.
I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!
Sommer lugging her week's supply of gear.
Sommer's required hike...to the car.
Here is one car load of excited girls. Check out Sommer crammed in the third row with her other first year friends!
I can't wait until tomorrow night to hear all about her adventure. I am sure she is having a blast. She might be a bit hot though...today and tomorrow it will be in the mid 90's with the ever so popular humidity.