When I was at Camp Taconic, I kept a notebook under my bed in an old wooden crate salvaged from the dining hall. Inside my notebook, I collected this and that.
my first note from Jim
the Camp Taconic handbook for counselors
goals for the summer
notes from my team members
jots from books I read
names and address of all my campers
letters from campers
photocopies of cards from directors
a list composed by Ryan about funny things that happened over the summer
With my grade 4 students, I would often tell them that when they were older, they would enjoy pulling out their notebooks and thinking back. It's exactly what I did with my old camp notebook! I have many memories in my head, but walking through the notebook yesterday brought back many more.