7.15.2016

I'LL BE TRYING TO GET BACK TO SUMMER CAMP FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE

When my editor at the New York Times asked me to write about my favorite summer vacation, it took all of two seconds for the subject to pop into my mind: summer camp. I finally got to really think hard about why that was such a significant time for me, to dig into why, exactly, everything from bugle calls to campfires caught my imagination and held on. If any of you are parents feeling a bit of guilt about having sent children off to camp, maybe this piece will help you let go of it.

Camp was a chance for redefining. And refining. I still think of so many of the amazing young women (Ha! we were girls!) I met in those times: Vicki Kins, Harpo Brown, Alicia Johnston, Alex Halsey, Becky Howe, Mary Pat Stone, Barbara Scott, so many more.....and even if I haven't seen most of them in forever, each one, for a different reason, made such an impression on my soul. But so did the entire experience.

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