Sleep-away camp has changed since I sent my sons off for four weeks of uninterrupted parental bliss. The guys got on the camp bus and, for a month, the only communication was a few postcards. (When I was a child, my camping experience consisted of an over-night in the back yard. Do I have some fellow travelers here?). Let me explain.
Here at the White House Inn, the B&B that Santiago and I operate, we have welcomed several parents who have come for visiting days at Hidden Valley Camp. The parents collect their child, bring them back to the Inn for a day of bubble baths, DVDs, computers and chocolates. Now this is camping! And when the child is dutifully dropped off back at camp, the parents often spend another day or two in Belfast as a mini vacation. Two for one.
Santiago and I took a 30 minute drive out to see Hidden Valley Camp, which is delightfully situated amidst wooded, rolling hills, complete with its own pond. If you need a summer respite from your darling children, check it out.
BTW, the camp is located in Freedom, Maine, which is just a few miles from Liberty, Maine – this is America after all.