I miss the days of summer camp and not having to worry about anything!
I used to go to both day camp and overnight camp. I did day camp for as long as I can remember at Camp Levitties which was/is a local JCC camp. But for two summers, I took a "break" for 2 weeks and then 4 weeks to do overnight camp at Camp Arthur Reeta. Unfortunately the only reason I stopped going to overnight camp was because it shut down :( There were other overnight camps - but that was my camp, and I wasn't gonna go be a traitor and go to a rival overnight camp :)
Anyways, I recently got thinking about my days at camp levitties. Not quite sure how I thought about it, but once I did, my mind just kept going. Man that place was fun! I used to be such a klutz (not sure how much of that has changed), but here are some funny stories from my summer days:
- I seriously bruised my butt playing kickball. I put everything into kicking the ball, missed and fell on my ass.
- I gashed my knee open - probably should have gone to the hospital to get stictches - but I enjoy my scar. My friend Jaime and I had gotten dressed from the pool quickly, ran back to our "bunk" and hid behind furniture - our goal was to scare everyone else when they came in. Well I apparently was next to a vent and when I got up - I slashed my knee - and it was GUSHING blood. It didn't hurt much at all - but I was crying my eyes out cause there was blood everywhere. I wasnt able to do any activities for like 2 weeks until that thing heeled
- I somehow defied the odds and choked on a lifesaver - I know they say its not possible, but I swear I couldn't breath. The good thing is, it melts, so I put warm water down my throat and could breathe again.
Im not sure how many times - or for what reasons - I was in a wheelchair, but I clearly remember being in a wheelchair a few times. Looking back on it - I probably just enjoyed hanging out in the nurses office or playing around in the wheelchair.
Anyone else remember any of those crazy summer camp stories - either about me or your own?
Also, for all my Levitties peeps - how did the camp song go?!?!? I know Im gonna kill it - but this is what I remember:
We are Camp Levitties
we are great, we're the best
we're better then then rest
Having a good time in the warm summer sun,
making friends and having lots of fun
We have arts and crafts and ....
And I completely go blank after that (and Im sure I killed that!)
Oh - and camp levitties is where I started my obsession with Baby Got Back :) Im fairly certain, either my bunk or another did that for lip sync one year - probably wasn't appropriate for the young-uns...and Im fairly certain most of my friends (especially the ones who had a wedding I attended) wish it never existed - LOL