When we started this camp four years ago, we NEVER imagined it would turn into the massive bucket of awesomeness it is today. We’ve gone from 20 campers, to 40, to 70, to 140 and now to 280 campers a year! GIRL, that’s cray. We haven’t just taken this journey by ourselves either. Each year, we have a growing group of Alumni that keep coming back and keep rocking the ever loving ish out of Camp Drunken Arrow. First year campers, known fondly as Rookies, are often way excited, way nervous, and WAY full of questions. While our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Alumni campers seem to walk in to camp with a swagger. Why? They know what’s up. If they could all go back to their first year Rookie camper selves, these are just a handful of things they’d bust out on the DL.
1. No One Is Going to Literally Haze You
We are all way too busy having the best time of our lives to worry about giving you a perma-wedgie or putting toothpaste on your face. Also, we’re grown-ass women, duh.
2. We Don’t Give a Fuck About Small Talk
You can skip the part about the weather, how much you “love” your boss, and your kid being on a new kale kick. Get to the good shit. You’re weird. We all are. Let it out.
3. No One Is Judging You
It’s actually our numero uno rule at camp. It’s what we’re all about. Let your freak flag fly girl.
4. No. You Don’t Have to Actually Be Drunk
Proof? The preggos we’ve seen twerking in the past. You do you boo. You can make bad decisions in any frame of mind…and bad decisions made good stories.
5. Be Prepared to Make Actual Real Life Fucking Friends
This is going to happen. Whether you like it or not. #SorryNotSorry
If you’re an Alumni and know this shit is spot on, share this post with a Rookie or a wanna-be camper! No need to be nervous ladies…you got this. peace, love & Camp!
***It’s not just the campers that make best friends. Each year we pair up with Sponsor BFF’s that have the same vibe and type of tribe that CDA loves. This year one of our new besties is Bird & Pear. Each and every piece in their shop is lovingly and painstakingly made by the hands of owner and creator, Liz. Things at Bird and Pear are never dull. Never scary looking. Never poor quality. While you might find stray glitter, crooked lines or a scratch in the paint, these things mean this item has been thoughtfully made by hand. Not just unpacked from a box. Shipped in from a nameless factory belching out smoke far, far away. Made by a machine – who has no soul! They curate their collection carefully, always keeping it bright, kitschy and local whenever possible.
Check out Bird & Pear today!
Camp Drunken Arrow received compensation (in the form of craft supplies and teaching for campers) in exchange for writing this blog. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions and witty remarks are our own. This post contains sponsor links.