Seems like my posts lately have been about things that I am observing around me. I guess that is a good thing, right? That I am observant? Whatever the case it is nice to see signs of summer all around.
One of the true signs of summer in our area is the evidence of camps opening up for the summer and all of the campers and families that are flooding the town and roads. It is a good thing. They are a vital part of our economy and there are so many camps around in the area that I can’t count them all. A quick Google search brought up these and I know that is not all of them.
Sunday when I was driving into town I saw a familiar sight on some Sundays on 276. Rockbrook Camp for Girls is on our way into Brevard and on some Sundays when new campers arrive there are young girls by the entrances waving to cars as they go by. I always wave and smile and think about how much fun those campers are going to have once they get there.
I was a church camp kind of kid but really not until I was in high school. I went a couple of years as a camper and then went back as a junior counselor. I fell in love at camp. I made friends at camp. I had a great time at camp and count it as one of the fun things of summer. Now my experiences at camps were definitely not what the campers around here experience. I looked up the cost of the camp for the girls going to Rockbrook and the cost ranged from $4100 for a mini camp of 12 days to $7000 for a camp lasting 26 days. I know my church camp eons ago was a lot cheaper than that but then it was a basic church camp help on the grounds of Bethesda Learning Center / Epworth Park or at Lakeside where accommodations were definitely not deluxe and activities minimal compared to what these local camps offer.
But camp is fun. Whatever the cost. Whatever the location. Were you a camper? Do you have memories of being away a week for camp during the summer? I would love to hear all about it so leave me a comment and Comment for a Cause for Uvalde Victims Relief Fund.