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There were open bars, Slip’n Slide competitions, and hookups, but trying to recapture childhood can turn dark really fast.
The classic dessert’s long yet vague history dates back at least to 1927.
Summer-camp movies have less to do with the experience of applying bug spray, and more to do with groups of like-minded people banding together to make something impossible and wonderful happen.
The best moments of childhood—the memories that stay with you into adulthood—are ones where your parents aren’t there.
At twelve years old I was sent away for one long hot summer of obediently serving the Lord. But instead of finding God, I discovered my rebellious streak.
“I’m alone with my husband for the first time in 10 years.”
Revising the simple equation for combining camping with parenting toddlers.
What a restless coffee drinker learned from going to circadian-rhythm rehab (a tent in the woods).
What would Charles Dickens say if he knew that two hundred and sixty people had given up a precious week of summer vacation just to talk about him?
Every year America’s schools shut down for nearly three months—leaving families like single mother Olympia and her 6-year-old daughter Raina struggling to keep up.