This article first appeared in Bloodlines Magazine, Issue 15, and was written by Jessica V. To see this article in Bloodlines, visit http://www.red-road.org/downloads/Bloodlines_15.pdf.
I am six years old and my family sits me down and read me Arthur Goes to Camp.
After the book is finished, they ask me, “Jessica, would you like to go to camp like Arthur?” Shaking my head, I respond with a firm no. Several weeks later, I am helping to pack my bag and go through my belongings to know what is mine when I’m at camp. We drive to a place I have never been before and sign in. I make a bracelet and a friend, all before we are loaded onto the school buses and whizzed away for a week at Camp Moomba.