So. Camp Stimey. If you’ve been around here for a while, you know that every summer I run Camp Stimey for my kids. I plan theme weeks and we do activities to keep busy and learn.
Camp Stimey is beloved, by both me and by a lot of you. So it is with great sadness that I have to say that I think Camp Stimey has run its course as an official, consistent activity of Team Stimey.
Part of it is that I’ve lost the energy to organize and plan it every week during the summer. Part of it is that my kids are older and need less structure. Part of it is that it is harder to come up with activities that keep the attention of all three of them. And a big part of it is that Jack is in full-day camp for five weeks every summer, so it is hard to plan all the fun stuff without him.
I came to this realization during this summer’s Week One, which was Magic Week. Never fear, I will be regaling you with our activities. They include a knife fight. For reals.
Also, don’t cry too much about Camp Stimey. Camp Stimey will stick around in some form or other. It’s just that it will be less consistent and formalized so I don’t feel bad when I flake on it. And I know none of you are all, “Why the hell did she take a week off from Camp Stimey?! UNFOLLOW!!!” but I don’t like not following through on things, so now instead of being all, “Dammit, I have to think of something to do for Camp Stimey, oh, fret, fret, fret!” I will get to say, “I know no one expected Camp Stimey this week, but I set up an entire Olympic tournament to take place in my yard this week, which makes me awesome for going above and beyond!”
See how it works?
Also it’s the end of July and we’ve done exactly one Camp Stimey week, so I can’t imagine that this is a surprise to anyone.
Please address your comments and concerns to Head Counselor Stimey.
p.s. Do you think I could use the term “Stimey” more in this post?