Hello Mother, hello Father: Letters home from Camp Jeep
Charlottesville, VA, July 26, 2001 It's been 38 years since I've gone to
Summer camp, so
when I got a call from DaimlerChrysler telling me about all the activities
surrounding this year's Camp Jeep, I thought it was time to break out the
mosquito repellent and head to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
What's Camp Jeep? It's a comprehensive family adventure program, hosted
and staged by Jeep, that's been designed to help Jeep owners and their
families maximize the use of their vehicles and enjoy outdoor
activities. Did I say "comprehensive"? Actually, this three-day program
is absolutely jam-packed with everything from kayaking to hiking, to rock
climbing, to crafts courses, to cooking classes, to mountain biking, to
sing-alongs, and of course off-road driving. All in all, there's about 500
different activities scheduled!
Well, the fun starts today, and although the weatherman is forecasting
rain, I'm forecasting a great time. As the days progress, I'll try to keep
everyone posted. I've got my digital still camera, video camera, and
laptop computer not really the same stuff I took with me 38 years ago, but
it is a new age.
This year's Camp Jeep is being held at the 200 acre Oak Ridge Estate. I'm
already late for breakfast, so that's all for now.
Marc J. Rauch
Exec. Vice President & Co-Publisher