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Old 05-26-2010, 07:58 PM   #1
Meredith Rubel
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Getting My Daughter Ready For Camp

Skye is 17. For the last ten years, she's attended Barney Medintz, the JCC camp outside of Atlanta, in Cleveland, GA. (I see striking similarities between Barney and Wel-Met.)

Skye was hired as a nature counselor this year. I take her to the bus this Friday. For the last week, I've been getting her ready: buying clothing, sewing name tags, switching out old-old towels for new-old towels. She brings two duffel bags with her. One is the duffel I used for camp, with my childhood address -- Bedford Avenue, Booklyn -- printed on the side. Don't know how the bag held up, or why it's not mildewed , but it's in fine shape with plenty more camp seasons ahead.

Doesn't seem so long ago, my mom was packing me up, sewing my name tags, taking me to Washington Irving H.S. on the day that always made me a little queasy -- but excited!

Time has passed very quickly.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:56 PM   #2
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Skye is 17. For the last ten years, she's attended Barney Medintz, the JCC camp outside of Atlanta, in Cleveland, GA. (I see striking similarities between Barney and Wel-Met.)

Skye was hired as a nature counselor this year. I take her to the bus this Friday. For the last week, I've been getting her ready: buying clothing, sewing name tags, switching out old-old towels for new-old towels. She brings two duffel bags with her. One is the duffel I used for camp, with my childhood address -- Bedford Avenue, Booklyn -- printed on the side. Don't know how the bag held up, or why it's not mildewed , but it's in fine shape with plenty more camp seasons ahead.

Doesn't seem so long ago, my mom was packing me up, sewing my name tags, taking me to Washington Irving H.S. on the day that always made me a little queasy -- but excited!

Time has passed very quickly.
my kids went to blue ridge in mountain city ,ga. very similar to wel-met, they went for 10 years brought back many fine memories! still seems like it was yesterday
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:10 AM   #3
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The most wonderful time of the year

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year was always the last few weeks of school. You could feel it building slowly like a runaway freight train. First the trunk came up from the basement storage area with the Army Surplus Green Duffle tucked neatly inside. There was the invariable search for the never to be found Trunk Key which always resulted in my dad jimmying the lock open with a small screwdriver after hours of fruitless searching.
The trip with my Mom on a Saturday morning to the Lower East Side, to visit Schlock shops and discount stores for clothes and supplies.
My mit was oiled, an old hard ball put methodically in place, and the finger tips folded over and rubber banded snugly. It was then carefully placed between my mattress and box spring for it's annual loosening up.
My transistor radio, and extra set of batteries, a pocket knife, right gard deodorant spray in the can, some Hai Karate and my dop kit reworked with a new plastic soap dish (green) all ready to go. Saturday morning cantaloupe and onion rolls with cream cheese here I come!
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:27 PM   #4
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You can add airing out the sleeping bag (which had been packed in moth balls all winter) and getting a haircut to the list of things that had to be done before going to camp. Usually, all this activity was triggered by receiving the JB Williams luggage tags in the mail.

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Old 08-05-2010, 02:07 PM   #5
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You've got quite the memory, Mark. How did you remember JB Williams?!

I much prefer Camp Barney's method: no trunks (no place to store them) and we bring our two duffels with the kids to the bus. Makes it not-so-bad when kids pack wet, muddy clothes that we can immediately dump in the washing machine when they get home.
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:53 PM   #6
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I guess helping load and unload their trucks during the years that I worked at Wel-Met made an indelible impression on my memory. (I know it made an impression on my shoulders. LOL!) BTW, when didn't we pack wet, muddy clothes?
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