Our generation came of age when, if I recall correctly, it was still novel to have "special interest" camps (which sound like they're produced by public television, but not). I hated real camp - the kind that was designed, I think, for city kids to get the hell out of the city for the summer. But I liked music camp, and later, being a counselor at geek camp (nerd camp? pre-college camp?). Neither resembled real camp whatsoever.Interestingly enough, I'm still susceptible to real camp nostalgia. I'm somehow able to relate deeply to movies like "Wet Hot American Summer" - sure, it's a parody, but the movie just gets the camp experience in all of its forms. (Or is it just a really funny movie?)
I like that movie too, probably because it was such a good parody of camp movies.I bet I would have enjoyed one of those specialty camps. I still wish I could have gone to Space Camp.
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