Summer Fridays: I Went to a Summer Camp for Adults

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I Went to a Summer Camp for Adults and It Was Weird

There were open bars, Slip’n Slide competitions, and hookups, but trying to recapture childhood can turn dark really fast.

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A Brief History of the S’More, America’s Favorite Campfire Snack

The classic dessert’s long yet vague history dates back at least to 1927.

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15 Classic Summer-Camp Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best

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.

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My Daughter Went Away to Camp and Changed

The best moments of childhood—the memories that stay with you into adulthood—are ones where your parents aren’t there.

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How I Lost My Faith at a Boot Camp for Christian Kids

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.

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What Happens to Your Marriage When Your Kids Go to Camp

“I’m alone with my husband for the first time in 10 years.”

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Camping With Kids: A Non-Primer

Revising the simple equation for combining camping with parenting toddlers.

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I Slept Outside for a Week and It Changed My Life (Really)

What a restless coffee drinker learned from going to circadian-rhythm rehab (a tent in the woods).

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Dickens in Eden

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?

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The Lost Summer

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.

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