by WITS Intern, Danielle Resh
Two second graders bounce their handmade puppets around, transforming the slick hall of the cafeteria where students gather for pickup into their own little stage. To my left, a girl bends over her journal, furiously scribbling as she is called to head home. In front of me, a camper gestures animatedly to his camp intern, explaining the story he just wrote.
Carpool at Creative Writing Camp is unexpected yet wonderful proof of the magic of camp. It is a bustling time when all of the ideas that have been cooking in campers’ heads throughout the day bubble over in a kettle of chatter and excitement— so much excitement that campers barely hear their names being called when their parents arrive.