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Summer Camp Curiosities – Week 4

This past week was my last week of summer camp — and since I will be in Europe next summer, my last week with a lot of my favorite campers for at least a year. Cue the tears. I’ve grown extremely attached to some of the...

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The US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

I was wondering whether to head up to the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach for the weekend this year because it’s a 1.5 hour drive from where I live in San Diego. After all, the waves were pretty small and I’ve been to the...

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Perfecting Vegas – How to Live Like the Movies

As much as I want to tell-all about my trip to Vegas, I’ll let the motto ring true — much of what happened in Vegas this past weekend, is definitely going to stay in Vegas… preferably somewhere hard to get to, like the bottom of the...

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Summer Camp Curiosities — Week 3

Last week I ran Splash Camp which is basically a group of 5 to 12 year olds. It may not seem like a huge age span, but it is. You have kids that need help going to the bathroom and kids who want to talk about...

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Summer Camp Curiosities – Week 2

This is the second post in my weekly series, Funny Summer Camp Stories. Surf camp has sadly come to an end, but the highs (and lows) are now well documented. If you missed week one, be sure to read it and come back! I’ve also written...

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My 2012 Summer Sandcastle Pail List

I don’t care if it’s almost halfway through my summer, I still have exactly eight weeks left before I head back up to the University of South Central Southern California in Los Angeles to become a full time student, part time zombie–thanks to the LSAT, my love for LA...

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The 4th of July on Bass Lake

My favorite holiday has now come and gone, and this post will be a mix between a journalistic personal document of my 4th of July on Bass Lake and why Bass Lake is the best place to watch fireworks this summer.  Every year at 8 p.m., the...

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Funny Summer Camp Stores: Week 1

I’m starting a weekly blog post that harvests the best moments of camp from that particular week (except for this week, I’m on vacation!). I’ve already explained the general gist of a typical day at camp. The following stories and quotes are an accumulation from my first three...

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What Happens at Summer Camp? A Typical Day

Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a serious This American Life addiction shared by a few of my best friends. There’s one episode they released in 1998 called “Notes on Camp” and it sort of inspired this now to be weekly series on...

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Weekend Escape – Bass Lake

Some friends and I are trying to start a wakeboard team, and as we’ve come to find — the wakeboard crowd is not necessarily the most reliable of folks. From the words of our president we have “between 15 and 65 people on the team.” Basically...