As both a camper and camp counselor for many years, I made some observations and parallels between the life of a counselor and that of a camper. My thoughts are in one of my first published opinion pieces for Pipe Dream’s summer issue of 2011.
“Now, as a counselor of said young girls, my own celebrations during past handstand competitions seem silly. The numbers one through 10, numbers that meant so much to me at the time, were given for what I thought was how pointed my toes were or how long I held my breath under a sea of chlorine, when in reality, they were always just numbers.”
Read more from this column here.