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Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

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Janice
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Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I looked forward to it every year. I think I was 11 when I started going. My aunt was talking about it the other night, and how she would never send her kids, that it seems too unsafe...

but isn't it part of growing up?

ETA: it was never co-ed

Message edited 2/22/2006 6:13:26 PM.

Posted 2/22/06 6:12 PM
 
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JennChris
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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I did... but you have to remember that kids are MUCH MUCH different nowadays.

Posted 2/22/06 6:13 PM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I was forced to go to sleepaway camp and was miserable. I liked day camp though.

My DH spent every summer with his family at a cabin on a lake they owned. He has very fond memories.

Posted 2/22/06 6:15 PM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I don't know, my 14 year old brother went to camp last summer for 2 or 3 weeks...

Posted 2/22/06 6:15 PM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

Posted by LisaW

My DH spent every summer with his family at a cabin on a lake they owned. He has very fond memories.



that sounds fabulous. I really want to do this in TN or NC. Then we can spend Christmas there and the summers.

Posted 2/22/06 6:20 PM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I went to sleepaway camp for 2 years. The first year was great, but the second year $ucked b/c all of the girls turned into biatches. The camp was great, but the campers were awful. Hardly anyone in my age group returned the following year. My brother went to sleepaway camp for at least 6 or 7 years.

Posted 2/22/06 6:23 PM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I never went to sleep away camp because I didn't want to. However, my dad is a professor, so he used to ask us where we wanted to go to camp for the summer, then apply for a job at that camp and we'd go for freeChat Icon It was AWESOME spending so much time with my dad all summer. I attribute my extremely close relationship with my dad to his willingness to spend his summer vacation with usChat Icon

Posted 2/22/06 6:28 PM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I went to sleepaway camp for 3 summers, from ages 12-14. Although I was terribly homesick at first, it was definitely one of the best experiences of my life in terms of personal growth, and one that I would like my children to have if they are interested in it.

Posted 2/22/06 6:34 PM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I spent the summer's with my dad... and my only friend went to sleepaway camp for 6 weeks.

So i spent 6 weeks playing by myself. I wanted to go to the camp with her so badly, but it kind of defeated the purpose of seeing my dad.

I did go to a day gymnastics camp though.

Posted 2/22/06 6:49 PM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I always wanted to, but it was too expensive.

I worked as a counselor for 2 summers, though, and it was a lot of fun!

Posted 2/22/06 6:50 PM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I went to camp for 11 years and then ended up working their from a CIT to a counselor. I loved it, and It is a big part of growing up.

ETA: Mine wasnt a sleep away camp, read the post to fast. Chat Icon

Message edited 2/22/2006 7:11:36 PM.

Posted 2/22/06 6:53 PM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

i went away one summer to a came in ct but iw ent to day camp in whitestone for many many years

Posted 2/22/06 7:08 PM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

i never even knew it was an option Chat Icon

of course, i grew up with 3 other siblings really close in age and a block full of children i was friends with, so there was no need to go anywhere

Posted 2/22/06 7:20 PM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I did... well, really, everyone in my neighborhood did. I went from 3rd grade to 9th and I absolutely LOVED it... my fondest memories ever. I literally begged my parents everyday to let me go when I was in 3rd grade. THe camp was in the Berkshires, but it wasn't so bad because I was there with my brothers....

Posted 2/22/06 7:48 PM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I went to sleepaway camp in the Catskills from age 7 through working there when I was in college. I took a few years off to go teen tours and stuff. I wanted to go the summer before when I was 6 since my sister went away but my parents felt I was too young Chat Icon . Now looking back, I can't believe they let me go at 7! My counselors were like 19 years old! I absolutely loved the experience and I hope to be able to give that opportunity to our children some day. DH's family spent their summers at the Pines in the Catskills so hopefully he feels the same way I do.

Posted 2/23/06 9:15 AM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

Nope, never went and neither did any of my friends.

ETS: Not that there is anything wrong with camp, but when I have kids they probably won't go either.

Message edited 2/23/2006 9:21:33 AM.

Posted 2/23/06 9:20 AM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

Nope - never went to camp. But we have a small beach bungalow so we spent the summers there.

Posted 2/23/06 9:35 AM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I did. I went from 8 years old-15 years old. My parents were both teachers so we would go to camp for free while they worked at the camp. I will tell you I got flack from my friends at home because none of them went away however it was the best thing I ever did. I have the best memories from there.... I hope to send my kids when they are old enough.( although I have to start now since it is very expensive) My camp was in the Berkshires and it was so much fun.

Posted 2/23/06 9:36 AM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

My brother and I went to Kutchers Sports Academy one year but it was mainly because my father was the basketball coach and we probably got to go for free. I think my mom came up every couple of weekends or so, I don't think it would be considered the normal "summer camp experience".

Especially since they bussed us over to Kutchers Country Club once in a while for movies and such.

Posted 2/23/06 9:37 AM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I went to an all girls day camp while i was in JHS, and i loved it. Chat Icon

Posted 2/23/06 9:37 AM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I went to slepp away camp for 2 years in middle school and I loved it! Dh went for like 5 years and loved it too. I would send our kids, but not until they asked for it themselves.

Posted 2/23/06 9:41 AM
 

Bxgell2
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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

Posted by HillandRon

I did. I went from 8 years old-15 years old. My parents were both teachers so we would go to camp for free while they worked at the camp. I will tell you I got flack from my friends at home because none of them went away however it was the best thing I ever did. I have the best memories from there.... I hope to send my kids when they are old enough.( although I have to start now since it is very expensive) My camp was in the Berkshires and it was so much fun.



What camp? The camp I went to was in the Berkshires too!

Posted 2/23/06 9:42 AM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

Posted by Palebride

i never even knew it was an option Chat Icon




Yeah, me neither. Not untill Jr, High, went I met a bunch of kids from the elementary school that bordered on the next town. A lot of them went to a travel camp, I was a little jealous of the travel & of knowing kids behind the same old kids I'd known since nursery school, but I loved my summers home, especailly when I was younger. I looked forward to our family vacation every year & visitng my grandparents upstate.

Message edited 2/23/2006 10:12:56 AM.

Posted 2/23/06 10:11 AM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

I went to Soccer Camp that was a week long.

Posted 2/23/06 10:12 AM
 

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Re: Did you go away to summer camp when you were younger?

we went to camp ABC

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Posted 2/23/06 11:01 AM
 
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