I just received an email from someone who was a Scout when I was a counselor at summer camp. He asked me if I remembered lifesaving classes, and I had to laugh. A number of us used to volunteer to be "victims" for lifesaving rescues. We used to put Vaseline on our chests to make cross chest carries harder. Kids soon figured that out and would grab a handful of hair to keep us from rolling. As one rescuer approached me, I sank to the bottom of the pool to wait for an underwater rescue. I looked up and saw him treading water. When I sputtered to the surface and asked him about the underwater rescue, he said he was taught not to try a rescue when he thought both people would drown. He did a normal rescue and got my vote.

Summer camp can be fun and the stories stay with you a lifetime. Share some stories of your camping experiences.