Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Stars, Smoke, and Signing

This post was written while at camp, on July 16th.

It doesn't matter if you're hearing or Deaf -- if you have jokes and stars, a night of camping never ends.

This blog post is brought to you by a hot fire and ASL.

(Addition, now that I'm home, with internet, and not writing this by the light of the campfire: the night this was written I was sleeping outside, with a sleeping bag and the stars. I had been put in change of the campfire and the camp out for all the kids ages 10-14. It was stressful, like everything that happened at camp, but sleeping outside was absolutely wonderful.

The staff members that were there stayed up half the night (three of the counselors actually stayed up all night) chatting and laughing, telling jokes and teasing each other. It was a lot of fun. It was also cool to be able to make as much as noise as we wanted without worrying about keeping anyone up -- all of our charges were Deaf and sound asleep. Overall, probably the best night of camp).

When was the last time you slept outside? Did you love it or hate it? Share in the comments!

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