Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Family Camp

I'm in Maine. Which is why I haven't posted in a while. Two weeks ago, my (girl)friend Laura came to see me in Québec, I finished my contract at the Assembly and we spent a fun-filled week seeing the sights (see her blog for details 1, 2, 3). Then we flew to Boston, met friends, including her brother, and drove up to Portland, Maine. We spent a day in Portland with our friend Callie, and took the ferry out to the Casco Bay islands where we swam and played with a live clam.
Then we went to camp. Meaning camps Newfound and Owatonna, where we both not long ago worked as counselors. I didn't this summer, because obviously, I had other things going on, but we both came back to work at Family Camp, and that's where I am now. Family camp is 2 weeks at the end of the regular summer camp where families (usually former campers or staff) bring their children and treat the place more like a very rustic resort than a summer camp, meaning that between meals, they pretty much do whatever they want and the staff just facilitates, lifeguarding, driving ski boats, etc. My job is usually to have fun with the 6-10 year-old kids whose parents are off playing tennis or something. So we play games or go exploring or swim... it's very fun. Much more news from family camp, which ends in one week, but it'll have to wait because I have to get up early to help in the dining hall. I've peppered the post with pictures, hopefully you can figure out what's what. There's one of me and friends on the ferry (Laura in pink, Callie in grey) one of Laura and her brother Martin checking out a clam, one of me stuck in a toy car and one of the sunny and beautiful H-dock at camp.

5 comments:

PINKSandROSES said...

your back!!! hip hip hurray!!! did you have fun! i hate camp. i get too dirty...

Jenni~ru said...

Lol, it's good to hear from you again! Sounds like you are having fun. I worked at a summer camp back in the day, up in the Colorado Rockies, Estes Park, it was a blast. I would do it again in a heart beat!

Paul said...

Your pictures are making me so homesick. Grew up in NH right on the Maine border.

btw, your sense of humor is hilarious. I hadn't noticed all the stuff you do with photos, or your slogan, "Not a girl... not yet a woman." My sister happened to be looking over my shoulder and pointed it out. We have very goofy senses of humor ourselves...

Tito said...

sooo funny...
and such a great blog..

hey, add me again, i will be restaring my blog, cause im leaving on a trip soon!

ttyl

Tito

PD: and the phonenumber???

Cameron said...

Geezz Matt! Where have you been??? It's been at least three days since Fam Camp has ended and no new posts??? What have you been doing for three days that you want to hide from the rest of us??? I mean, Japhet has already posted!

I'm in NYC now and just went to a Cuban restaurant last night with some friends. I asked the live 3-piece band to play "Guantaramera." It was a little bit different from what we were working on, but the chorus was the same. It was cool to hear. I wanted to record it for ya.

Still road-tripping to Montreal?

Ciao!