School’s out! So it’s time to think about all those memories from sleepaway camp. Here are a few things you’d only get if you spent your summers at camp.

1. There is a sorrow to the sound of bodies in the lake. 


2. The pines have memories, nightmares of some deep, cosmic trauma.

3. The lanyards can feel us twisting them. They know we want to hurt them. 

Flickr via camp tannadoonah


4. The forest is a prison. We are all its prisoners. 


5. You can hear the longing in the leaves. A silent song of death. 

6. Beneath the soil, a heart is beating.       

Flickr via Matic Redelonghi photography


7. Where has our CIT gone? He is lost now to the wild. We are all lost to the wild. 


8. The wind smells of something rotten. The burning stench of smokeless fire. 

Flickr via Heather West


9. What happened here, no one must ever know.

Flickr via Cascades Camp