Think back about …

Camp

Summer camp—often a child's first extended stay away from home —can leave an indelible imprint on all who attend. Think back ... If you went, where and with whom? What activities did you love and hate? Were you homesick? How did it change you? Or, tell a story about sending your kids to camp, or about going camping. Share your camp stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

In The Summertime
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Summer camp was a major part of my childhood experience. Not only the eight weeks I spent there each summer, but the letters [...]

Readers’ Choice

Sound the Call to Dear Old Interlochen
I spent six glorious, formative summers at the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan. Founded in 1928 on an old [...]
Sharpshooter
I owned my share of toy guns as a kid, but when it came to the real thing I was chickenshit.
The Power of Words
A summer camp counselor realizes the impact he has on his charges.
Cruisin’ for Burgers and Broads
The summer before my senior year in college I worked as a counselor at a Jewish overnight camp near Ann Arbor, MI called Camp [...]
A summer “a la francaise”
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Few boys, dreadful food, and gleepy green scum at the bottom of the lake--but the swimming, waterskiing, and guitar playing [...]
Camp Rising Sun–a most special summer experience
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My most important summer experience was at Camp Rising Sun--a program devoted to scholarship, leadership, and international [...]
Klondike Day
We could get credit for the golden boulder—if we could somehow transport it to the assayer’s office without getting robbed.

Stories from the Previous Prompt:

Concerts

Still Funky after All These Years
Most of that evening is forgotten except for the music.
Feeling’ Groovy
I remember sitting, almost in disbelief, listening to our favorite songs while watching Simon and Garfunkel who, truth be [...]

Other Recent Stories

Bypassing Ellis Island
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How they made their way in this strange place to find my great grandfather, with no money and speaking no English, I have no idea.
Prompted By Immigrants
4.1 Miles and Three Hundred Fifty Years
That was then; this is now.
Prompted By Immigrants

Think back about …

Camp

Summer camp—often a child's first extended stay away from home —can leave an indelible imprint on all who attend. Think back ... If you went, where and with whom? What activities did you love and hate? Were you homesick? How did it change you? Or, tell a story about sending your kids to camp, or about going camping. Share your camp stories forward.

RetroQuote: Dave Barry

Camping Tent sizes are measured in units of men, as in a "three-man tent," a "four-man tent," etc. This tells you how many men are required to erect the tent if they are all professional tent engineers equipped with Tent Viagra.

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