58 Signs You Went To Summer Camp

Why else would any self-respecting person own Crocs?

1. You wore a uniform similar to this:

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2. Your mom or dad wore the same one when they went there.

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3. To this day, all your towels still have your name on them.

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4. You physically cannot talk about a baby shark without breaking out into: Baby shark do do, do do do do Baby shark do do, do do do do Baby shark…

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5. But the Linger song brings a tear to your eye.

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6. Thinking about taking the dreaded swim test on the first day of camp every year makes you nervous to this day.

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7. You still have an impressive costume collection leftover from camp skits and theme nights.

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8. Being good at skits was the equivalent of being good at life.

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9. You know that if you see Tajar once, you forget what he looks like, but if you see Tajar twice you forget to forget what he looks like.

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10. You looked forward to movie night all week.

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11. Whatever was shown at said movie night dictated the inside jokes for the rest of the session.

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12. And probably the song you obsessed over too.

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13. And maybe even that year’s camp crush.

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14. You are skilled in various types of boating.

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15. You even know the official names and proper technique for all the strokes.

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16. The same goes for mountaineering.

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17. And horseback riding.

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18. You’ve at least known how to properly mount and dismount a horse since you were 9.

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19. You still have scars from picking at your bug bites summer after summer.

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20. In spite of being exhausted, you rarely rested during rest hour.

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21. Instead you played cards.

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22. Or wrote letters.

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23. Or formed a massage line.

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24. You know what it’s really like when 7 strangers are picked to live in a house.

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25. You were always so jealous of your friends whose birthdays were during camp.

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26. You have a Crazy Creek chair with all your cabin names written on the back.

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27. Somehow you fit everything you needed for the whole summer into one trunk.

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28. Camp was the one place where you honestly didn’t care how you looked.

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29. Sometimes you even wore Crocs.

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30. Okay, fine, you wore Crocs every day.

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31. Except for the one night that you had a dance with another camp.

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32. Camp was the only place where your interpretive dance moves were properly appreciated.

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33. Which were usually performed to awesomely bad 80s music.

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34. You loved “water games.”

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35. But you always skipped “land sports.”

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36. Everyone knows a 5-day hike is just an excuse not to shower for a week.

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37. Not that you ever really showered there anyway.

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38. That’s what the lake was for…right?

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39. But really, why were you so against showering?

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40. You know that it’s pretty easy to get through camp without ever actually camping.

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41. Which is why you may or may not know how to pitch a tent.

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42. You or a cabin mate cut your hair at least once. It was definitely uneven.

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43. Your ear piercings are probably uneven for the same reason.

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44. You never got homesick.

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45. In fact, you basically forgot your parents existed until visitation weekend.

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46. You made lifelong friends at camp.

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47. And your friends at home always sort of lacked in comparison.

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48. The camp dining hall was so good that you might have even gained weight there.

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49. And dining hall raids were serious business that required weeks of planning.

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50. If you wanted candy, you had to sneak it.

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51. And the counselors used a code word like “broccoli” when they talked about it, which didn’t make you want it any less.

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52. Getting a letter from home was the highlight of your day.

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53. Your camp was on a beautiful lake.

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54. Which probably included a water trampoline and a “blob.”

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55. You still sleep with a pillowcase covered in your camp friends’ signatures.

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56. You will always remember your camp’s address.

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57. Every summer, you cried uncontrollably on the last night.

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58. You are yet to experience something as bittersweet as the last day of summer camp.

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