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Wednesday, 08 July 2015 10:14

Confessions of a Camp Counselor

Written by Maci Hughlett

Camp: kamp (noun, verb, adjective) a place where an army or other group of persons or an individual is lodged in a tent or tents or other temporary means of shelter; army life; to settle down securely and comfortably; become ensconced; to take up a position stubbornly; to speak or behave in a coquettishly playful or extravagantly theatrical manner.

Listed above are a few definitions given by dictionary.com on what is camp. To an extent, the idea of a makeshift temporary shelter in an army-like environment with an air of amusement is exactly what camp is like in the common usage of the word. On the other side of the coin though, this definition is completely and utterly wrong. Camp is more than this – it is a place where dreams come alive and lives are changed. Camp is a place of freedom, expression, imagination, and safety. Camp is the sound of laughter and victory and stories of a prodigal son. Camp is a lifestyle. Camp is home.

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