I never went to sleepaway camp, I never even knew it was an option. I had some friends who went away to camp, up in the Catskills or whatever, but they were all Jewish, and I think I thought only Jewish kids went to sleepaway camp? Maybe?
Anyway, two years ago, Veronica and Maria went to the day camp version of our CYO camp and today I drove them about 60 miles south of here, registered them, walked them up (and I do mean UP, their cabin is on the top of a giant hill, and left them there, no to return until Tuesday. They were both wonderful about it, particularly because we found out on Thursday that although they'd be in a cabin together, they were not going to be with any of their requested friends from their school, so that stunk. I had called to find out if I had a balance due and the girl I spoke with said she was "going to call" to tell me and I just don't know if she would have been able to get to it before I got there today. I was really glad to be able to tell Maria and Veronica in advance, particularly because I, we all, were going on the premise that they were going to be with friends. Maria was HORRIFIED, but we talked it out and by the time we got there they were being brave about it. They both knew one girl in there, she is the cousin of one of our neighbors. I pray that they are going to see some of their friends and maybe make some new friends. We'll see!
Here's Veronica, sitting on her bunk, the way I left her. They were getting ready to go swimming. I miss them but I hope they are having fun.
3 weeks ago