About a week ago I went to a local university for a three day, two night sleep away camp. It was so much fun and I met some of the most amazing people in the world.
This was my first ever sleep away camp and I am happy to say that not only did I survive, but I really miss being there. It was such a positive environment and I learned so much from this experience.
This camp was about life after high school. We learned all about college and the work force. Since we were staying in a university residence hall it really felt similar to what living on campus would be like.
In our dorms we didn't have any food so I didn't have to worry about that. We did have some snacking around meal times, but I was able to eat what was safe, such as Kraft Mac and Cheese.
For meals we went to the dining hall. It was interesting to see what was available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A lot of the food in the dining hall was safe. I would get on line for a food that I was interested in eating and ask the chef if it was safe. I found out that they use vegetable oil, so I could eat the French Fries. Pasta was also safe. I also learned that the bread was safe, so I had some sandwiches too. I also ate watermelon as my dessert most of the time. I avoided the dessert station and the ice cream station. The ice cream flavors all shared the same ice cream scoop and in between flavors it was just dipped in common water.
The only other time food was involved was when we did a cooking challenge. There was one item with nuts but they ended up taking it away. (Thank you!) It was really fun to cook in the shared college kitchen downstairs from our dorms. It was not the cleanest kitchen, but the surfaces we worked on were cleaned beforehand. We were in teams and had a bunch of random items to cook with. Then we had to present and have our food judged. It felt like a real cooking tv show. After the challenge was complete the judges chose my team as the winners!
Camp was so much fun and I feel more ready for college now. I am so happy and thankful for the experience. Everyone was so kind and awesome. Special thanks to my roommate and study group.