Hello lovelies! The title says it all. I have been going to camps since I was tiny, and I have so many amazing memories, lessons learned, and friends made. Summer Camp is a magical place (that I am at right now) where the real world doesn't really exist. It has it's own rules.
You can be way more cooler at camp than you actually are in real life.
By this, I mean that camp friends aren't going to look at you the same way your school friends would. Maybe you're really into playing guitar (like me!!!), but none of your school friends have really seen you do it. At camp, though, you're like the world's coolest musician ever and everyone loves you. It's awesome.
Camp friends will not judge you.
Okay, disclaimer: (good) real life friends won't judge you either. But I've found from my many years of attending summer camps that due to the fact camp friends don't really know who you're like with your real life friends, you can be crazy and weird and they don't care at all. They'll be crazy and weird with you.
Camp is the perfect place to try new things.
This one is kinda obvious. Because no one's judging you, camp is an awesome opportunity to do things you've always wanted to do. Jump in the lake before the sun rises! Show a hidden talent! Make a dish out of clay!
Camp and real life are two different worlds.
Even though I keep in touch with a lot of my friends from various camps, it would be so weird to hang out with them with my school friends as well. Alternatively, the thought of one of my real life friends coming to my camp is hard to comprehend. You have a camp life, and a real life. If you're one of the people that's succeeded in merging those two, I commend you.
The magic of camp is only understood by the campers (and counselors).
If you've never been to summer camp (or a sleepaway summer camp, for that matter), most likely, you just won't get it. Here, RookieMag has a wonderful article trying to explain. But it's something that has to be experienced first-hand, no matter how many times you've seen The Parent Trap.
Oh, Summer Camp. How I love you.