Now that River is 7, and many of her older girlfriends are leaving for sleep away camp this summer, I’ve been sitting with the idea more and listening to her more. Right now, neither one of us are into it, and I am happy with that. But it also has me thinking about the one summer I went away for a few days and roasted marshmallows, went on the zip-line, and bunked with a few girlfriends. We stayed up giggling and slept on hard-as-wood mattresses. Do you have a favorite sleep away camp memory?
But when is a good time? In general, I like when River leads into a comfort zone (since she is shy) and then we both approach it together as we feel most comfortable.
(Photography by Melanie Rodriguez )