So, usually when I post, I have something long and boring and complex and vaguely theological to say. Not this time. This time, I just want gossip.
Next week, I am off to our stake’s Girls Camp as a daddy/chaperone/supervisor/priesthood leader/male flunky/take your pick. I’m really quite looking forward to it. Partly because it isn’t, or at least presumably won’t be, Scout Camp, which I, thankfully, somehow managed to never attend during the three years I was our ward’s Young Men’s President. But mostly it’s because I have four daughters, and I love them, and in going to Girls Camp I feel as though I will be entering into a new stage in my fathering of them. A stage that will last, in all likelihood, for a long time–depending on what the future holds, I could be doing this for the next 15 summers. Which I’m okay with, I should note.
So anyway, I’m soon off for five days in the non-electrified, out-of-cell-phone-range Oklahoma wilderness, or something like that. As I sleep for four nights in the no-doubt increasingly-stinky cabin reserved for the male volunteers, there will be much opportunity for developing friendships, which amongst men usually means telling outrageous and hopefully funny lies to each other. Now, the best lies have kernals of truth to them, so that’s what I’m looking for: kernals. Crazy, nonsensical, borderline-scandalous kernals of truth about Girls Camp experiences past and present. I don’t expect anyone to be able to top the one story I already have in reserve–a story that has been vouched for by actual survivors, and which has undergone only minimal exxageration in the retelling–but perhaps if you could give me others, it would ease my acceptance by the old Girls Camp hands (one fellow in our stake has been going every summer for the past 30 years).
So have at it, sisters: what’s the best/worst/grossest/most spiritual/craziest/happiest/most apostate/ludicrous Girls Camp story you have to share? Fathers, brothers, husbands, feel free to chime in, adding extra violence and/or farts as you feel appropriate.