Camp Season

June 13, 2008 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

I caught the feel of Camp this morning as I went out onto the porch to get my morning coffee. The weather has moderated delightfully over the last three days — right now it’s a cool and very pleasant 64F. But I left my coffeemaker out in the field kitchen/front porch just because there didn’t seem to be any particular reason to change the setup. And this morning the coffee ritual reminded me of similar ones on mornings at various resident summer camps.

Next week — after the play which was delayed by a week — the DP, College Kid, and Teenager will all be disbursing to their respective resident camps for the summer. It’s something they have done all their lives but an endeavor in which I’m still more or less a tourist. I’ve provided computer support and fundraising help for several camps, but I haven’t yet had the leave in my life to spend a summer in that world. And I think it’s one of those things that can’t be completely understood short of immersion.

The College Kid is in crisis mode because her luggage did not follow her over the Atlantic and most of her clothes and some necessary supplies — like her eyeglasses — are still in transit somewhere. The DP is still trying to finish up some last-minute office things — she didn’t get home until 11 last night. And I’m simply packing my clothes and kitchen for a return drive to the piedmont. But the combination is one of change and flux. Putting away one life and saying hello to another.

So, hello to camp season!

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