52 Pickup: Postcards from Camp teaser

There are many opposing groups and subcultures in America. Democrats and Republicans. Red Sox fans and Yankees fans. Coke drinkers and Pepsi drinkers.

Camp people and non-camp people.

I was raised as a non-camp person. That doesn’t mean I never went camping. My family spent one miserable weekend in a state park when I was very young, and as a teenager I attended week-long basketball camp. But I didn’t come back with the undying love of camp culture that infects so many. Today, I’m on the fence. I’d love to be a camp person; they seem so confident and capable, both physically and socially.

This weekend, my 7-year-old and I are going camping. With the Cub Scouts. Overnight, probably in the rain.

Next Monday’s episode of 52 Pickup, my podcast for members, will chronicle the trip. Here’s a teaser. Members will get the full episode in few days.