Campmance. I have no idea who came up with the term, but it’s perfect.
Here’s the Urban Dictionary: campmance definition.
Almost anyone who has worked at camp has had a campmance or at the very least, witnessed one.
Cue the song “Lovers In A Dangerous Time” by Barenaked Ladies… I’ll wait. (In case you’re not familiar with the band, it’s a group of men. Not actual ladies – I know, it was confusing for all of us in the 90’s too)
Some camps have very strict rules about camp romances being a big no- no, while others go so far as to encourage it by promoting past staff marriages as a way of recruiting staff… umm… yep. No judgement. Everyone has their own way of promoting camp.
I’ve always fallen somewhere in-between.
Here’s my take on campmances.
(Using photos of my cats to illustrate my point because, why not!?) Continue reading