For our Meet A Camper series we’re interviewing returning campers to see why they’re coming back to Camp Bonfire, Real Summer Camp for Adults. For our fifth installment meet Rebecca from New York City.
What is a fun memory you have from Camp Bonfire?
Teaching my British friends, Emily & Ed, who have never been to summer camp and never tasted a s’more, how to properly toast a marshmallow over a bonfire and assemble the ingredients into a delicious, ooey, gooey mess!
Why did you decide to come back to Camp Bonfire?
Camp Bonfire is one of the most inclusive, fun, inviting and supportive spaces I’ve ever encountered. The people are amazing, the camp itself is beautiful and the activities are wide-ranging to fit every mood and personality. In the current world in which we find ourselves, the opportunity to escape for a tech-free weekend among like-minded people, being a grown-ass adult (i.e. you can do or not do whichever activities you want) while channeling my inner child is too good to pass up.
What’s something you’re looking forward to at this summer’s Camp Bonfire?
I’m looking forward to playing camouflage (hide-and-seek in the woods, ish), and to seeing what amazing talents people bring to the talent show. As an introvert, the idea of getting up on a stage is terrifying to me, and I am in awe of the people who do so, and do it brilliantly.
What do you do for work and/or play when you’re not at Camp Bonfire?
I work for a research and policy non-profit focused on sexual and reproductive health. For fun, I teach kickboxing, and I bake.
Photo: From our analogue photo booth at the dance party. Rebecca is top row, second from the left.