An Open Letter to Supporters of Camp Chickagami

An Open Letter to Supporters of Camp Chickagami

Dear Supporters of Camp Chickagami, 
As spring peeked its fickle eyes up out of the snow last Monday, a fellow teacher asked me, “Brian, what is your favorite memory of your camp?” Rather than bore my co-worker with countless stories ranging from pranks with canoes to night hikes, I turned the question around:
“Oh, I don’t know; what’s your favorite memory from camp?”
“I never went to camp,” came the reply. My mind made that screechy sound that cartoons make when a car brakes really hard. Never went to camp? Really? Never went to camp? Really? I quickly started a mental assessment of how much memory is occupied solely by camp recollections. What would it be like to have more open space in my brain? Could I be more productive? A better…
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