Sometimes we need a teacher to tell us what matters.
Sometimes we need an adventure to reveal us to ourselves.
But sometimes we just need a child to remind us what’s most important.
All kids know a bit of well-timed silliness never hurt anyone.
I only spent 36 hours with these guys, but the camping trip with the Feelosopher’s Path “Best Summer Camp Ever Camp” was absolutely phenomenal. A single night and a five mile hike, a few hours in the car, a bedtime story in the tent, two roaring campfires and (of course!) s’mores. Not a huge trip, but one with huge hearts, positive connections, and lots of fun.
So thanks, Erin and Hiroshi, for letting me accompany.
For making me lead some activities and be a ten-year-old’s safety net. For teaching kids the value of working together and of working alone.
For letting me remember the loudness of the silence when you wake up before everyone else to build a campfire. For showing the first-time campers the beauty of the world around us.
For teaching me selflessness a decade ago (!) and for reminding me how great it feels now. For allowing kids to grow at their own pace, but pushing them when they can handle it.
For giving me permission to go on my own adventures. For setting adventure in front of the kids, and holding out a hand that we all know they won’t need.