For me, the biggest thing I learned about camping, and in general, is that bad things can happen, but you just need to keep on going. From the first day to the last, we were always doing awesome activities and having fun, but that’s not to say that that we came out unscathed. For example, the canoe trip was filled with great hikes and awesome views, but on “camp day 4,” some people had to “groove” in mosquito-filled territory. I waited until day 5, but the pests were still active and nasty. We survived, itchier and redder, and continued to row on. A day later, we were happily eating our candy, not crying from the experience. That shows just how important having a positive attitude is. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!