11 Signs You Were A Summer Camp Kid

There’s nothing like being a camper. You might be all grown up now, but some things just never change. This summer, follow lucky contestants who get to return to camp; but this time around there are no counselors, no inhibitions and no rules. Don’t miss the premiere of USA’s “Summer Camp”, Thursday, July 11 at 8/7c.

1. Writing letters is still your preferred method of communication.

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When is that last time you sent a beautiful, thoughtful letter to the one you love? There was nothing like putting your blood, sweat, and tears into the perfect letter or postcard. Who has a box of text messages lying around their house somewhere?

2. You still believe the best way to decide who’s the better man is a good old fashion game of tug-o-war.

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3. You have no problem using outdoor bathrooms.

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Plus, they’re still ideal for secret kissing.

4. If it were up to you, you would still make all your BFF’s matching friendship bracelets.

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Don’t you wish that you could still make BFFs just by making them a bracelet out of string? Those were the days.

5. You know that hand-prints are the perfect artistic device.

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6. You prefer a canoe to a car.

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7. Hiking still takes all your stress away.

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Back then it was because your grandma forgot to send you Oreos, now it’s because you got fired from your job and you’re living in a studio apartment.

8. If it were up to you, everyone who auditions for the play would get a lead role.

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9. You wish a big, old, hippie schoolbus picked you up and drove you to work everyday.

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Who needs the subway, this was way cooler.

10. You have your own bug juice recipe you use on a regular basis.

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11. You still end your summer with a giant bonfire party.

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Now that you’re an adult, the dark is way more scandalous.

If non-camp people understood, the world would be a much better place!

Photos Courtesy of John Hill / Via Flickr: familycamp

For some grown-up camp fun, check out USA Network’s new reality competition, “SUMMER CAMP.”

Premiering Thursday, July 11 at 8/7c.

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