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.
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!
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.
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!