What Parents Don’t Get About Camp – NYTimes.com
Camp is magical a real Disneyland without the Mickey Mouse-shaped pancakes. It’s a place removed from the stresses and distractions of the real world, where staff members and campers alike discover a new kind of independence and responsibility. Camp is a place of positive transformation where you dance to 90’s music between bites of cereal in the morning, clean up your dishes and make your bed with no complaints, and meet undoubtedly the coolest people in the world: your 19-year-old counselors.
As a camper, you always want to impress the staff. As Michael Thompson wrote, in some ways, camp counselors can out-parent parents. At 7:30 a.m., when your super cool counselors come to wake you up, it doesn’t matter how tired you are you cooperate, enthusiastically. It’s like getting woken up by a celebrity every day.
Most staff members return to camp after years as campers to pay it forward delivering the quintessential camp experience to the next set of campers. You are the warmest, silliest, most fun (and responsible) counselor you can be, because you remember just how phenomenal your staff was
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