Cabin Pressure: One Man's Desperate Attempt to Recapture His Youth as a Camp Counselor
Three months before getting married at age thirty-four, Josh Wolk decides to treat himself to a "farewell to childhood" extravaganza: one last summer working at the beloved Maine boys' camp where he spent most of the...more
Who has not been to summer camp, even if only for a day? And as an adult, who has not sat in his or her industrial beige/grey cubicle on a clear, beautiful summer day and wished they were once again that carefree youngster jumping into a frigid lake or pounding initials into a piece of leather?
Josh Wolk, a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly, decided to spend part of the summer before his wedding doing just that. He returned to his boyhood haunt as a counselor, hoping to find his boyhood bef ...more
"Since it was dark all around me, I didn't see any of them coming; I'd be in the middle of a chapter when a moth suddenly landed right on my sentence, and with a jolt I'd shake the book to make it flit off. I made it through about six pages and four regulation-sized moths when the most enormous mother moth appeared on my pages. In the 0.0003 seconds before I suppressed a scream and tossed the book on the floor, I think I saw it drag one of its legs across its own throat and the ...more
Here I am at
Camp is very
And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining.
Very enjoyable book. Never have gone to a camp for the summer it allowed me to live vicariously through the author.
Anybody that has been to a summer camp would sure enjoy this book. ...more
it's non-fiction and the premise is that josh goes back to work at the summer camp where he spent his childhood as a camper and young adulthood as a CIT and counselor. it's the summer before he is going to get married and become a real adult and he wants to just have one last carefree summer.
he is in charge of the Bears cabin, a group of adolesc ...more
A couple of weeks ago, while unemployed, broke, and nostalgic about my own camp days, I came across a job ad seeking resident camp counselors. I, too, am 34 years old and, after considering it for a couple of days, I decided not to spend my summer at camp. My last camp days were over a decade ago, and at least 30 pounds ago - and I think I crave privacy mo ...more
One who is a writer by trade and does so with the intent of also writing about it. His narrative style and metaphors & similes make for a very enjoyable read.
Highly recommended all around. ...more
There's not a ton of plot here...Josh predictably answers the question he starts his summer with. But there's plenty of nostalgia and anecdotes and a likable cast of kids and adults to spend the summer with. It will definitely feel like camp.
It's pretty testosterone heavy...my camp counselor days were spent primarily at Girl Scout camps and the all-boy experience is a bit much ...more
This book was a much-needed breath of fresh air for me. I read a lot of heavy and blah books around this one and I needed to remember that books can be funny. My break from writing reviews and summaries was to put my headphones on, turn on Cabin Pressure, and take a walk to the park. I split it up over a long time and the relaxed feeling I got from picturing this Maine camp filled with hyper campers and sarcastic counselors kept me smiling throughout.
Josh’s fiancée, Christine, was m ...more
This book was a great read. It's definitely suited more towards someone who's walked the walk, but even if you haven't, it goes by quickly and has you laugh ...more