Friday, May 13, 2011

Let's Try This Again: Who Wants to Come to Camp for Grown Ups?

Hey Y'all,
Yesterday I posted a note here but then blogger crashed (or something) and the post disappeared. I was wondering if I might convince 8 or 10 of you to try out a little experiment. I want to hold Camp Spike for Grown Ups. I'm thinking 4 Thursdays in July, in the evening. We can meet for three hours each session-- just like my kids' camps. And, as with my kids' camps, we'll work on writing, skits, magazine making, and arts & crafts. Yesterday, someone suggested this idea was pathetic. Maybe I didn't do a good job of describing it. I'll try again-- the main point is to have fun. So many of us don't make time for fun that I thought this camp might be a good way to jumpstart a practice of making time to do silly things just for the sake of it. For those of you who feel like you need a bigger ROI, you might think of this as a chance to mull over-- in a safe place, with a group of others-- changes you're hoping to make in your life. I've been doing this a lot lately, working toward a life that features more temporal abundance and, as a result, fewer financial rewards/material goods. So far, I'm having a good time but it's also challenging.

I was thinking of asking $125 as a special rate for the first group-- this includes all supplies and snacks. We might have a talent show or picnic or both on the final night.

Please email me at if you think you might want to try this wacky experiment with you. I do believe it can work.



  1. Count me in. Can the snacks include leafs and plants?

    Can I get group therapy as part of the deal?

  2. is wine allowed? :)