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.
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