The Package Problem by Matt H.

There has been a certain problem asserting itself this summer: packages, or rather the lack thereof.  Every day brings a new load of packages to Pine Island, and every day I see camper after camper emerge from the Staff Office bearing a box and a grin that says: “I got a package!” Most campers can just decide not to look at this spectacle, but I live in Tent 8, and my bed affords a perfect view of the Staff Office and therefore all of the package recipients.  One might argue that getting packages few and far between makes you appreciate the ones you get more, but in my case this just isn’t true.  The more the merrier!

(This was written during the 2012 camp season and appears in the Campers Write section of the current Pine Needle.)