Indoor Camping

Indoor Camping

One of the wonderful things about the Forsyth School campus is our houses. A house, or more particularly home, is the first architecture most children know. So, it's natural that kids feel right at home here.

If you were to come to visit now, you would find 5 tents in the living room of our Last House. (No, it's not reallly the last house the School acquired, but that's another story.) On the other side of the hall, there are more tents. All of this for sleepover camp. Campers pitched tents indoors, made signs for their tents, spread out their sleeping bags with pillows and favorite stuffed friends. They've made dream catchers, told ghost stories in the dark (in the middle of the day, lights off, shades drawn), and have done lots of the things kids do in their cabins at sleepaway camp: told stories, played cards, read books (yes, for real!). Not an electronic device in sight. Of course, these campers are outside too, for games and slip & slide fun. It's magical.

Last House was built in 1928, and over the decades this home has welcomed a number of families––families with kids, who likely had summer fun just like this, pretending in the living room and playing with the neighborhood kids. 

 

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