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14 Things Sleepaway Camp Taught Us About Life, Loss, And Love

Summer camp is a rite of passage for all preteens across the nation. We will never forget those summers of pure pubescent bliss. And no doubt Coppertone ® was there for some of your most fantastically awkward moments!

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8. Nothing is more valuable than independence.

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Whether it's taking a shower or a dip in the pool, you get to choose. But honestly, who needs to shower when you have pool water!?

14. Leaving is the hardest part.

~ goodbye summer ~

[sheds tears the entire ride home]