Some vacations make great summer memories.....unfortunately that is not always the case! We hope that our limited number of responses means everyone had a great summer vacation (if you were able to get one in before the madness starts again for fall!).
It was the week of my 12th birthday, I believe. My then-BFF and I decided to do a one-week, overnight summer camp together. I started out having a blast riding horses twice a day, swimming in the lake, singing songs around the campfire and so on. After about three days, things went way downhill. I got two horrible ear infections, woke up with ants inside my tent & sleeping bag every morning and the counselors only took us to shower once the whole time (the nearest rest stop with showers was 10 miles away). Worst birthday/summer vacation ever! Guess I'm not the type who can "rough it."
Madeline Bottoni, web writer/editor, Marketing and Public Information
The Schoals Family Camping Tradition:
-Someone sets themselves on fire
-Someone gets lost in the woods
-Someone hurts themselves cutting firewood
-Someone burns breakfast (and everyone gets grumpy)
-Someone swims out too far in the lake/falls in while fishing
-Everyone gets bit by spiders and mosquitoes
Mary Schoals, department assistant, Marketing and Public Information