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April 29, 2011

Day 14 of the 30 day challenge is to discuss my earliest memory. That’s hard because I feel like some of my earliest memories aren’t all that interesting. Like at all. I mean I have vague memories of my mom putting my pastel colored bottles in the dishwasher. Fascinating stuff folks. Haha! So instead, I am going to tell you my favorite childhood memory.

Every summer, my parents sent me to camp. It was called Green Family Camp and it was a Jewish summer camp. It was a 3 week sleep-a-way camp. I loved it. Loved it! I think one of the reasons it was so fun for me was because everyone was Jewish and I didn’t feel like the outcast. I didn’t have to explain myself to anyone. Everyone got it. But best of all were the friendships I made and the activities we were involved in. I mean it was a blast: ropes course, basketball, gymnastics, dodgeball, swimming, campfires, bunk beds, cabins, arts and crafts, music and tennis. It was an amazing experience and I hope one day I am able to send my kids to camp. Thanks to Facebook I am still in touch with some of those camp friends I made 2 decades ago. We stayed in cabins with bunk beds (I always wanted to bottom) and there were about 20 kids in every cabin with 2-3 counselors. We had to pack our items in trunks (I thought those were the coolest things) and even though it was sad when my parents left me it took all of about 5 minutes for me to be crazy happy! We wrote letters to our parents, had no access to television or the phone, Nintendo or video games. We instead got outside and played sports, or some kids chose drama or music. I think those are things that are lacking in today’s childhoods and yet they are important. And lead to fantastic memories! 😉

Here is a picture of me and my cousin, Katie, who came to camp with me. I am the one in the UT garb (yes I realize this is blasphemous since I ended up going to Texas A&M) and Katie is the cute red-head!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. lowandbhold permalink
    April 29, 2011 7:55 am

    Aw what a fun memory! The first time I had to leave for camp I hated it and cried all night. I was such a wuss, haha.

  2. April 29, 2011 8:38 am

    Fun! I remember going to summer camp when I was younger too — we had so much fun!

  3. April 29, 2011 9:00 am

    Ah, what a great memory! It great to be around similar people and NOT feel like an outcast- I know what that was like when I was younger.

    Summer camps were always SO fun!

    Can we have a summer camp for big kids….? With margaritas?

    • April 29, 2011 1:49 pm

      HAHA! Yes…we are going to our own little summer camp next month! Can’t wait!

  4. April 29, 2011 9:39 am

    I loved camp! Well, I never got to go to Summer camp, but with the Girl Scout’s we did a week at a time. Cute pic of your younger self.

  5. April 29, 2011 10:36 am

    That sounds amazing.

    I went to a weekend overnight camp once, it was one of the funnest times ever. 🙂

  6. April 29, 2011 12:15 pm

    How fun!! I was just talking today about me being little and going to daycare! My aunt’s husband’s mother ran the center and it was next door to my house growing up and I would always be like, “Bye Mom! I’m going over to daycare!” I am an only child and I remember having SO much fun with the friends that I made there! They became like my siblings! 🙂

  7. AND ANOTHER THING permalink
    April 29, 2011 12:57 pm

    I remember playing with matches which did’nt work. Earlier a sketchy memory of falling down the stairs. Only a todler but not sure of the actual age I was

  8. April 29, 2011 1:44 pm

    I never went to camp, so I loved this. And you look exactly the same!

    I can’t distinguish between early memories and home movies I saw of me when I was little. Sometimes I think I have a memory, but then I realize I just watched it on video.

  9. April 29, 2011 2:10 pm

    I went to summer camp with my cousin too! I loved sitting around the fire singing songs. So cheesy, but so fun!

  10. April 29, 2011 6:56 pm

    i went to gfc too! do i know you?! what years were you there?

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