7 Reasons Why Camp Friends Are The Best Friends

7 Reasons Why Camp Friends Are The Best Friends

Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the others gold.
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The highlight of my summer, every single year since I was eight years old, has been going to 4-H camp. Now, at 21 and as a counselor and a staff member, I still feel the same way. One of the best parts of camp though? Without a doubt, the people. My camp friends are one of the driving reasons why I wanna keep coming back each and every year. Whether you're a camper or a counselor, here are just a handful of reasons why camp friends are the best kind of friends.

1. They don't judge you on anything

There's no room for judgment when you haven't had enough time or hot water for a real shower in three days or you're wearing an entire thrift store aisle in one outfit. Nope, no judgment.

2. You have enough inside jokes to last a lifetime

If a tree branch even so much as cracks out in the distance you'll hear every counselor (and some campers even) yell "WATCH OUT BLAKE!" and you really just shouldn't even ask. And there was the time Gwen Stefani came to Camp Ohio of course!

3. They understand your morning struggles

7:45 flags seem to roll around real fast every. single. time. But your camp friends will still love you despite the fact that you're falling back asleep or look like you're contemplating murder.

4. And they're willing to stay up late for you

This is probably why mornings are so rough but oh well. Whether it be as campers whispering back and forth in your bunks or as counselors on the cabin porch debriefing about a rough day, who cares what time it is? Gotta check in with your friends sometime and it can be hard during the day.

5. They're always happy to see you

Some of my closest friends I only see twice a year; at our staff training weekend and then at camp itself. When we finally get together you can bet on at least couple hugs (more like ten or twenty) and enough smiles to make my cheeks hurt in the best way possible.

6. They're your biggest cheerleader

Even outside of camp I can always count on my summer family to have my back and cheer me on. I always treasure every positive Facebook comment, reassuring text message or smiling picture sent my way.

7. No matter where life takes you, they'll always care

No matter how much we wished it didn't every year camp has to end at some point. And eventually, life leads us on a path that might not have camp on its radar anymore. But just because our time at camp ends, doesn't mean that the friendships ever will. Camp friends are best friends, and they're forever friends.

To each and everyone of my camp friends, thank you for impacting my life is more ways than I can ever count. I love and cherish you all dearly and I'll forever hold our memories at our favorite place on earth close to my heart. Wishing you all nothing but the best.

Cover Image Credit: Blake Fox - OLC 2015

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25 Short Texts You Send Mid-Semester To Your Long Distance Best Friend

"I miss you."
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A long distance friendship is just as hard, if not harder, to maintain than a long distance relationship.

You need your best friend, so what do you do when they're too far away? Text them, of course. Usually in an obsessive way.

1. "Only X more days until I see you!"

2. "Answer my FaceTime. It's important."

3. "Oh what's up? Just about to have a breakdown, what's up with you?"

4. "Did you see what he/she just posted?"

Bonus points if it's someone from high school that you both hate equally.

5. "What do I even say now?"

Because texting your S.O. isn't possible without a second opinion.

6. "Wait until you hear how I embarrassed myself this weekend."

7. "Does this look okay?"

8. "I have an exam. I need a pep talk."

9. "I know you're not busy! Pay attention to me!"

10. "Oh my god, remember when..."

11. "What's your address again?"

12. "Can you set me up with someone cute from your school? Everyone here is dumb."

13. "Stop sending me texts about how you're having fun while I'm trying to study."

14. "When can I come visit?"

15. "I wish you were here."

16. "I wish you were here so I could borrow that cute top you have."

17. "Check your Snapchat."

18. "I'm drowning in homework."

19. "Come visit me."

20. "Can you imagine if we were in the same area code? We'd destroy it."

21. "I'm glad you're making some new friends but they'll never be as cool as me so..."

22. "I just cried about how you don't live here."

23. "I love you."

24. "No one here gets me like you do."

25. "I miss you."

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5 Friends Every Girl Needs To Survive College

Every girl needs a quality squad.
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School is stressful as hell. Actually, life in general once you're in college is stressful as hell. No one can survive it alone. Every girl needs a quality squad of gal pals to get her through. These are the friends you'll need by your side if you want to survive college with your sanity still in check.

1.The Soulmate

This is that one person that you probably met pretty late in your lifetime, but you honestly don’t know how you ever survived without them. This is that friend who you go to for literally every decision you have to make from whether or not you should take a job to which insta filter you should use. They are the ultimate adventure companion, dinner/lunch/coffee date, movie buddy, and an impromptu photoshoot master, but she also loves to just sit down and chill, which really helps me relieve stress from school. Every girl needs that one friend who will comment fire emojis on your selfies to boost you up. A good friend is supportive 24/7, even if they don’t live close. You don’t necessarily need to share all of the same interests (or taste in food). If you were clones of each other, your friendship would be boring. And it certainly isn’t.

2. The One That Lives Close


Sometimes, you just need a quick escape from your house, and a friend that lives close is the perfect destination. Your ideal hangout is just sitting down and talking about life, which works out best if you both have the same values and interests. Your stories never seem to bore them, and the same goes for theirs. They’re super easy to make plans with. This is the perfect friend to sit down and have a drink with after a long day. And it’s always really hard to leave.

3. That One Girl Who Is Basically Like Your Girlfriend

She’s probably seen you at least mostly naked and borrowed your clothes (and owns them now because it’s been years since you’ve seen them). She’s the one you send weird pictures to (like your growing leg hair, your uneven boobs, and the weird thing happening to your foot). She’s there for all your major issues, but probably not for every single bitch session. You can go months without seeing her and pick up right from where you left off. Hanging out and doing basically nothing with them is some of the most fun you’ve ever had. This is the one who’s most likely to get matching tattoos with you. Also they know every single one of your deepest darkest secrets so if you stopped being friends you'd probably have to kill them.

4. The School Friend

You might not see this person much outside of class, but this friend will understand 100% every single complaint you have about school. From every annoying teacher’s pet, to the weird kid who breathes too loud, to the parking catastrophe you suffer every morning, to the teachers who still don’t provide any online access to the class. This person gets it. Handy to have around when you want to eat during school, but you don’t want to eat alone because then someone might come try to sit down at your table. You might have a lot of friends from school, but there will be one in particular who just makes the whole experience so much less miserable.

(You need a similar friend for work too, especially if your job sucks.)

5. Your Childhood Bestie

You’ve known this person for forever, so you’re like kind of sisters at this point. They’ve been your go-to friend for most of your life. At some point you kind of parted ways, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care. Catching up with this person is always the best and will make your whole week, especially since you get to reminisce about all those memories from before school was murdering you. (They’ve probably also seen you mostly naked.)

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