Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah

This month we asked about that annual summer ritual of youth—camp.



MY SUMMER CAMP WAS IN:

The Adirondacks (24%) The Catskills (21%) The Berkshires (17%)
California (14%) The Poconos (10%) Vermont (10%) Long Island (4%)

Did you get homesick?
Yes ........................ 52%
No ......................... 26%
Only for my pet ..... 22%

Did you ever have a crush on one of your camp counselors?
Yes ....................... 26%
No  ........................ 74%

Did you ever become a camp counselor yourself?
Yes .......................19%
No ........................ 81%

If yes, what kind of camp counselor were you?
A slacker—it was an easy way to make some money ........ 39%
Like Bill Murray’s character in the classic
   summer camp movie Meatballs ....................................... 36%
Dutiful and responsible ........................................................ 25%

Overall, my summer camp experience was:
So-so — it was nice to get away for a while ........................ 48%
A blast—I couldn’t wait to return the following summer ....... 29%
Awful—I was miserable the whole time ............................... 23%

Are you still friends with anyone from your camp today?
No ........................................................... 57%
Yes .......................................................... 36%
We’re not just friends—we’re married
    /a couple/dating today ......................... 7%

Do/will you send your own kids to camp?
Yes, the same one I went to .................... 19%
Yes, but a different camp ......................... 24%
I’d like to, but camp today is just too
    darned expensive ................................ 36%
No, I don’t think my kids would like
    camp any more than I did .................... 21%

What was the biggest thing you learned from camp?
How to swim ............................................ 31%
How to build a campfire .......................... 26%
How to play tennis ...................................10%
That I never ever want to go to camp.......19%
How to shoot a basketball ....................... 7%
Nothing .................................................... 7%

Thanks to camp,
I love the outdoors .................................. 29%
I hate the outdoors .................................. 21%
I’m no longer afraid of bugs
   and spiders ...........................................14%
I now have a major phobia of bugs
   or spiders ............................................. 31%
I know my kids will never have to go
    to camp ................................................ 5%

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