I am currently away at a martial arts camp on an island in the middle of the Hawkesberry River where there is barely any mobile phone reception and at which we train for 10 hours a day and eat lots of junk food. I love these camps, but I can imagine it would be torture for some.
As a kid I was extremely unsporty so I didn’t go on any sports camps, but I did go on band camps as part of school end of year activities. That’s right, I actually have stories that start “this one time at band camp”. However, going away to camp isn’t a usual thing in Australia, except for Girl Guide/Scouts camps. We don’t really have summer camps like they do in the US where kids are sent off to camp for weeks. I was always really jealous of the kids in the US that got to spend summer at science camp or drama camp. That always sounded like so much fun.
So, for any US based readers, did you go to camp as a kid and was it as cool as it seemed in the movies? For those Aussie based and other country readers, have you ever been away to camp? If so, was it something you enjoyed or was it hell on earth?