One of our main mantras at camp is “process over product”. This mantra is complicated in the theatre department by the fact that the product is the process. I had hoped these camp entries were going to be the sunshine, lollipops and rainbows of the experience of working with teenagers at a progressive creative and performing arts camp. That I would write about the fulfilling joy of being part of a team to create a musical with immense time constraints. That I would twirl like Maria on a goddamn mountain in celebration of all that is summer camp. And sometimes, we just have to accept, the process is not these things. Sometimes, it’s really, really hard. And you are so exhausted that you can barely differentiate your left from your right, or which way is up.
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