But then my dad said that if I didn't have anything to do for a week in the summer, that I wouldn't get to play video games or watch Netflix. I found this a persuasive and compelling argument, and decided to give it a shot.
When they said it was for older kids, I thought there would be other high schoolers there. But when I got there...
Turns out, it wasn't high schoolers, it was MIDDLE SCHOOLERS. I was pretty shocked, and proceeded to ask the counselors what the heck was going on.
They hurriedly explained that I was there so that the kids would have a role model to look up to. Since I was like them, yet had learned to be very good in society, they could learn from my example. I still wasn't convinced, but then the counselors offered to get me a video game if I stayed. So that pretty much convinced me.
So every day I took the subway to camp, and then we took the subway to all sorts of cool places in DC. We went bowling, saw the Air and Space Museum (again), all sort of places. I made some friend with the kids, who were actually pretty cool. After all, I'm still mentally a ten year old. I asked the supervisor if I could blog about the experiences at camp, but she said she'd have to ask her supervisor. She eventually said yes, as long as I didn't name any campers or counselors. But I didn't get the answer till the last Friday.
Near the end, we went to one of my favorite places ever. The United States Patent and Trademark Office. Specifically, the National Inventors' Hall of Fame and Museum! Even the HALL has its own patent. I was like a kid in a candy shop. Although I guess if I were in a candy shop, I'd also be like a kid in a candy shop. But this was amazing. I played Star Trek on a pre-Internet computer, played on one of the first synthesizers, and found one of my personal heroes, Thomas Alva Edison, on the Hall of Fame. I had a great time. My dream is to someday be on that wall.
And at the end, instead of a video game, I got a gaming case for my iPod. I also got a dart gun, and if this one "mysteriously disappears," my parents owe me thirteen bucks.
What did I do the rest of the time? Well…
I was playing video games.