Malia’s latest adventure - Summer Camp!
I hated summer camp when I was a kid - we went each summer for 2 weeks at a time. I hated it; and I loved it at the same time.
I cannot dispute that I profited from all of the positives mentioned in this article: camp values are very simple and straightforward, it’s a time when you can be yourself, not your parents’ child, and you can come away with a sense of your own accomplishment.
I hope Malia enjoys it!
NEW YORK (AP) — She’s had a front row seat to history for a year and a half, meeting heads of state, touring the Kremlin, flying around the world on Air Force One, being serenaded by Paul McCartney and enjoying command performances from the Jonas Brothers.
But there’s one thing Malia Obama hasn’t done, until now, her dad says, and it’s a rite of passage countless kids have experienced: a summer at camp, bunking with a bunch of other girls in a wooden cabin or tent, sharing chores, swatting away mosquitoes and giggling the night away.
It’s a wonderful time — lumpy cots and all — say advocates of the camp experience, who are thrilled with the presidential decision to let Malia partake in a classic American tradition.
“We’re proud, and very pleased for Malia,” says Peg Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association. “Education and learning has been something that the president has talked a great deal about, and we see camp as a great learning environment. We’re sure she’ll have a great experience.”