April 30, 2012

Pinewood Derby and Summer Camp Dreams

 A young friend's prize winning, pinewood derby car and his ribbon. He was so proud. Don't you love this? 


I'd like to win a ribbon like that one day. Seriously, isn't that the best little ribbon you have ever seen? Maybe I should start some kind of wild mamas scouting group. Neither of my kids has any interest in joining the scouts groups and that's ok, but I do. It's kind of like my secret desire to climb on a bus headed for summer camp. I hated my only experience with sleep-away camp. One week of 4-H camp in a forested part of Louisiana where I literally felt sick to my stomach all week long and I couldn't wait to return home. And yet, I listen to Adam and others gleefully reminisce about their summer camp experiences and it suddenly just seems so appealing. Staying in cabins, crafting, canoeing, camp fires, camp songs, and the jolly summer time camaraderie of it all. Does anything like that exist for adults? Am I the only weird one out there who yearns to win a pinewood derby ribbon and pack my bags for summer camp?

7 comments:

Jessica said...

Hunter has that same Lego figure and his name is "Nobody". That is a cute ribbon!

likeschocolate said...

I think the ribbon is the coolest. Wish our troop gave them out! I was a girl scout and ended up getting burnt at camp from a rougue marshmallow that fell off a fellow campers stick. Still have the scar today.

Mom said...

YES!!! There are camps for adults. Wouldn't that be a great birthday present

The Jiu Jiu said...

Oh, the memories! Marathon games of "Capture the Flag" 'til it got too dark to see... setting up snipe hunts for the newbies... five-mile hikes that ended at small country stores with big ice cream coolers... cooking Pocket Stew and stuffed baked apples in a campfire... making scary noises in the woods just out of sight of the nearby Girl Scout troop... oops, er, 'scuse me, never mind... 8-D

Sleepaway Summer Camps said...

Nice post. I like it. Thank you for sharing........

Peggy said...

There are a lot of overnight camps for kids. Here are a few overnight camps in the SF area or East Coast. You might even find one that has lego or race cars!

Wendy/Blue Lily said...

I hope you come to our summer camp! :)