It has been a few days since my last post. And I found out on a fellow bloggers site that I missed “Blog Day”. Sorry. My excuse – I was away for the long holiday weekend …AT SUMMER CAMP! It was a singles weekend at a summer camp in North Eastern Pennsylvania. I was initially hired to lead a wine tasting for the singles, but that fell through. I was disappointed as I have very fond memories of my days in summer camp and was looking forward to an adult weekend away at camp. Sure enough I ended up connecting with the camp owners who brought me up to camp for the weekend as a volunteer. YIPPEEEEE!
I ended up having a BLAST! Name a camp activity and I did it (or led it). Basketball, swimming, tetherball (how’s that for a blast from the past?), kayaking, canoeing, rope climbing, camp fires, biking, fishing…I even played late night board games in the canteen. WOOHOOO!
I know what you are thinking, “WTG, this is a wine blog, tell us about the wine”. Well, thankfully my expectations for the wine they would be serving were low (it was donated), so I went ahead and brought my own wine. I was not permitted to hold any formal wine tastings but I did make LOTS of friends as many of my fellow campers were not interested in the “semi sweet” red wine that was provided, (hey, I brought some nice DRY Israeli reds and I’m not above being used for my wine).
Of course there was no actual stemware and no “wine tasting” activity, but I was able to talk through (and taste through) some of the wines I had brought with me during the meals. And as is often the case, while there were some people simply looking for a quick buzz, most were genuinely interested. It was a great weekend and I am one HAPPY (wine tasting) camper.
Happy summer camp wine tasting!