Yes, this is a triple OMG post.
I'M GOING TO SUMMER CAMP!! I am so excited, I can hardly wait until the end of the month, when I am GOING TO SUMMER CAMP!
Yesterday, the NYT website had a picture of this guy who looked exactly like this guy who lived in my dorm and I had romantic entanglements with freshman year in college. I thought to myself, "hmmm...I wonder what ever happened to pseudonymous ass-hole? (PAH for short)" So I googled PAH, and wasn't getting very far, and realized I should try the Cal alumni website. While I was at the Cal alumni website, I saw a link for the summer camp in the Sierras run by Berkeley, and I clicked, and saw that they have a whole week-long summer camp just for single adults! It said "come as an adult, leave as a kid". They have hiking and arts and crafts and horse-back riding, and everything.
Even though it's a bit last minute, I called and they still have an opening for me and they said that they have a lot of young people (i.e. under-50s) coming this year, and all I have to do is send them $700!
Back in the day, I LOVED summer camp. There were church camps and girl scout camps, school camps and music camp, and even a basketball camp. I love just showing up and having your day all scheduled for you and just wandering around doing all the fun stuff. And campfire and campsongs, and skits, and camp food.
When I got too old to be a camper, I became a counselor for a couple of summers in high school. I liked being a counselor, but a part of me secretly just wanted to be a camper again. And now, thanks to the wonderful people at the Berkeley alumni website who brought it to my attention, I get to be a camper for a whole week. And the best part? My birthday is the last day of camp. I bet if I tell them it's my birthday, they'll sing for me.