Summer camp is wasted on the young
For many people, sleep-away camp involves unpleasant memories of bad food and awkward uniforms. But adults need summer camp far more than the kids. Our summer vacations have become truncated by anxieties on both ends: the frantic push to clear the desk before Friday, the rising dread of re-entry. A typical week off leaves about 45 minutes on Wednesday for true relaxation. We worry that our presence will be required at work — or that it will not.