My Summers at Nerd Camp
Geology, study hall, and "mandatory fun."
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Thanks to Stephen Weiss and Todd Polenberg for refreshing my memories about CTY at Skidmore.
Meghan O'Rourke is Slate's culture critic and an advisory editor. She was previously an editor at The New Yorker. The Long Goodbye, a memoir about her mother's death, is now out in paperback.
Illustration by Nina Frenkel.