June 26, 2010

it's that time...

Piles of t-shirts and shorts, underwear and socks.
A list that we carefully check over and over. And over.
I don't want him to be without something he'll need. The first year he went, I gave myself the entire week to gather, stack and pack. But now? We are old pros. This is his fifth and last year. His last year... unless they choose him to be a CIT next year. That is his dream. And if his dream comes true? We might be back to giving ourselves that week to pack... seven weeks is so much longer than one.

Camden is actually going to two camps... back to back weeks. The first year for Boy Scout camp... and he'll be enjoying it with his Dad. I can't wait to hear all the details next weekend... while we transport him from one camp to the other.
In the morning sunlight, I wave goodbye... to my ever-growing son.
I know he is ready for big adventure... and I'll be waiting with open arms on the other side.

I did wave goodbye to Eric, too. And I am so excited that he can share this adventure with Cam!


ballast photography said...

So two camps AND Africa, too? Wow, what a summer...I may be a little green with envy at the prospect of that much adventure! Glad your husband is able to be a part of the camp experience...you've got to store up those memories while you can!

Busy Bee Suz said...

He is going to have a blast...but 7weeks next year? I don't know about YOU surviving that.
Gosh..then he is going to Africa!!! What a summer of adventures for Cam.

ps. That is an amazing photo of him..so handsome!

Anonymous said...

I miss my days of going to summer camp. I had such wonderful times. :)

Corinne Cunningham said...

I hope he has a great time :)

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Happy camping to the boy. I recollected about my daughter's first camp experience on Wednesday... it was more MY camp experience, as a terrified mother. :)

Pam said...

Sounds like he has some fun times ahead. Love the cute pic! : )

Beth Zimmerman said...

His *What I Did This Summer* essay is going to be awesome! :) We'll expect one from you too!

imoomie said...

He will have a fantastic time...I hope you will enjoy the few stolen moments you will have and that it will be a peaceful, relaxing, creative time for you!

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