The boys will be spending the next seven weeks at Camp Huron Lake, a rustic sprawling 253-acre paradise located in the Pocono Valley of Pennsylvania where average temperatures range from 60 to 85 degrees in the summer. In addition to every t-shirt, pair of shorts, and bathing suit the boys own, Mrs. Fishbein still thought it was important to send her boys up with their winter, spring, and fall wardrobes just in case the weather didn’t cooperate each and every day. Wool sweaters, Thinsulated gloves, and fleece-lined denims all found their way into each of the boys’ Duffel Bags.
For the first few days the boys went through a difficult adjustment period as “hangouts” with friends took on a completely different meaning. Neighbor, Josh Gerber, 12, had plans with the boys for a few days this week but ended up cancelling after Tuesday’s get together. “We were doing some gymnastics and tumbling in the front yard and their towels kept flying around which was really awkward, then we tried flag football but obviously that was a huge mistake, so we tried to play tennis but the guys had no place to hold the balls. It was awful,” lamented Gerber. The family then spent the next several days at Fire Island’s nude-friendly Davis Park and Smith Point so the boys felt a bit less out of place.
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