Sunday, June 5, 2011
Into the wilderness
Yep, that'll be me...sitting by the stunning shores of Lake Crescent in an Adirondack chair, sipping a cocktail, living the high life, just like I deserve.
Sigh... not really. For I am heading into the wilderness with 77 fourth graders. 77 fourth graders who will all want to christen themselves in the waters of Lake Crescent. And run off into the rainforest to see if they can be carried off by a cougar.
So no chairs, no cocktails, just vigilance.
But,really, despite my sighing, I am really excited. As those who know me well know, this is the culmination of a years' labor. When the fourth grade teacher in charge of camp retired last spring, the other teachers said "no way" to taking on the job. At which point I said, "hell yes, my child is going to camp" and happily took on the task of organizing and fundraising and money collection and all that jazz. And here we are... and we are going.
And if I don't come back, hopefully I will have been eaten by a werewolf with rippling abs and not tormented to death by my 10 year old's gone wild.