Summer ’19 has been truly amazing. We can not believe that in a few short days, we will be stepping off of the buses and heading back home.
We always like to prep parents on how to manage the children that might suffer from “camp sickness” after camp. And there is a lot that you can do to try to recreate the magic of camp. You can serve pancakes on Tuesdays, and hot chocolate at 7am. You can learn to play pusoy and challenge your child to a card game. Install a teather ball court in your yard. You can chant any name for any reason at all. You can honor each other at the end of the day.
But there are so many great moments that happen in camp, and we decided to ask campers from both Camps Baco and Che-Na-Wah what they will miss most about being here after they go home.
This is camp.
“At home, my bunk and I won’t be able to go on an Overnight at the Lean-toos with Bobbo.”
“I’m pretty sure nobody plays SpazBall McGee at home…”
“It’s impossible to forget about Phone Appointments if I’m already home!!”
“Leagues are the best. I miss competing in hoops and baseball leagues. I mean…the Superdome K-House Leagues game?? It doesn’t get any better.”
“Sure, my house at home is Fun. But it’s not a “FUNHOUSE” type of fun!”
“I’ll miss the sunset and the lake”
“ I’ll miss singing in the dining room.”
“I’ll miss the people.”
“I’ll miss the fun activities.”
“ I’ll miss hanging on the hill watching the sunset.”
“I’ll miss finding out what’s for dessert.”
“As much as I love specific swims, I’m a bigger fan of General Swims. Especially when I can buddy up with my Camp Buddy or my best friends & bunkmates.”
“I’ll miss the counselors.”
“I’ll miss waking up to my friends.”
“I’ll miss everyones positivity.”
“I’ll miss the stars.”
“The Domeless Dome? Seriously? I won’t be able to play hoops and teather ball at the Domeless Dome when I’m home. Ugh.”
“ I’ll miss my watch tan.”
“I’ll miss jumping in the lake.”
“I’ll miss singing songs.”
“I’ll miss my bunkmates.”
“I’ll miss singing slows on Friday night.”
“I will miss never not being alone.”
“I will miss not waking up in my bunk with all my bunk mates.”
“At home, I won’t be able to do clean-up with Wolffie”
“I won’t be able to search for two identical pieces of gravel at home.”
“When I am at home, lying down with nothing to do, I think about the little things that we had as a bunk. From the little jokes that only our bunk could understand, to the camp wide jokes that we think we all understand, but truly only Greg and Danny understand. There are also moments that I think about that you can’t get on a teen tour. There is no other place on earth where you will find the Camp Dad dressed as a Medieval Sportscaster, or crazy chants like barking at Eli G after he drains a shot in 14’s basketball. It is jokes like these that help us remember the fun we have had at camp.”