Lake Minnetonka Magazine: Dispatches from Summer Camp

Eric Dregni remembers his first—reluctant—journey to camp in Mound and the summer that got him hooked.

Dregni_Sending cover USENationwide, more than 14 million kids attend summer camps annually, and growing up, I was determined not to be one of them.

I knew that camp took place in the woods, away from all the creature comforts we have at home (especially today, when kids can’t tear their eyes from mesmerizing rectangular screens). When I was a kid, pretty much my only option was YMCA wilderness camp. My mom had been a counselor in the north woods, so her 6-year-old son could at the very least go to a comfy day camp for a few days. I wanted nothing to do with it.

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Published in: Lake Minnetonka Magazine
By: Eric Dregni