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all grrrls summer camp

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As I mentioned Friday, I went to summer camp this weekend! The lovely Hillary-Anne of Vagina :: The Zine hosted a day of Bug Juice and Parent Trap summer camp fun on Sunday. I arrived at a park in East Austin and met up with a bunch of local rad ladies I’d never met before. I went to summer camp a couple of times as a kid, but the fear of not making friends always ended up being a self-fulfilling prophecy and I eventually stopped going. I was nervous beforehand, but none of the grrrls even hesitated to become immediate friends.

camper-ready

There were camper nicknames given out, nostalgic games of M.A.S.H., and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We all wore matching tank tops designed by Hillary-Anne, which of course struck a strong Sisterhood chord in me. I loved the letter writing portion of the day because I’ve been keeping up with sending snail mail to Briley while she’s at camp this summer. Writing her a letter from my own version of camp just seemed appropriate!

m-a-s-h

I was a little nervous about the water balloon fight that was planned, but I loved that it turned into a trust toss instead of a fight, and by the end of it we were pelting each other with balloons to see who made the funniest face.

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I love that living in Austin means being surrounded by lots of like-minded people, especially women, who are excited about getting together for something like an All-Grrrls Summer Camp on a Sunday in June. I’m lucky to know brilliant women who think up these things and bring us together. It was such a fun, relaxing day and I hope I run into these grrrls again soon!

Check out the hashtag #grrrlscamp on Instagram for more camp photos!

Did you go to summer camp as a kid? Have you, or would you, ever go as an adult? This feels like something bloggers should totally get together and do!

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