This summer, my family and I were invited to Medomak Family Camp near Washington, Maine, to present a series of storytelling workshops. I gave workshops to both kids and parents, teaching them how to start a storytelling tradition in their own families. We had fun creating spontaneous stories together, drawing on experiences that happened that week in camp.
On Wednesdays at camp, families are free to take a day off to explore the sights and scenery of Maine. The next day back at camp, in my workshop for seven, eight, and nine year olds, we made up the following story about our adventures during everyone’s day off. It was a big hit that night at evening campfire!