Girlfriends' Guide to... Sleepaway Camp

2.22.15 by

I am currently obsessed with the new original Bravo series, Girlfriends’s Guide to Divorce. Are you watching (if not be sure to get on the band wagon and catch up on Entertain On Demand)?! According to Bravo, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce “follows Abby McCarthy (Edelstein), a self-help book author and guru of all things family, who shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life has all been a lie. After publicly admitting she has separated from her husband, Jake, America’s once-favorite girlfriend finds her career and marriage in free fall.”

In a very short time, it has been easy to become fully invested in the characters on the series, and the ability to connect with most everyone on at least some small level is what makes the stories so compelling. And after this past week’s episode (12), I have never felt more connected to the main character Abby. She instantly became my camp soul sister and #1 Summer 365 spokeswoman. Yes, it’s true…anytime, there is a reference to camp in mainstream pop culture I got nuts. But in this episode sleepaway camp has more than just a cameo appearance. There are not one but TWO scenes that reference summer camp where our girl Abby stands up loud and proud.

Let me give you some context and set the stage in case you are not tuning into the show or haven’t seen this episode. Abby and Jake are putting the final touches on their divorce. Everything is going along amicably during a mediation until Abby last minute brings up a hot and very important topic…sleepaway camp for the kids.

It is one of her non negotiables! And for that we love Abby even more.

And THEN we find out Abby was a color war general (of course she was)… no surprises there. She is a strong, confident, woman who clearly must have lead her team to a victory ;)

Abby (and clearly one of the show’s brilliant executive producers), knows what I and all of us camp loving people know! When you experience camp and are a product of camp… you know it’s a gift that is worth giving, a gift that’s worth fighting for.

p.s. This is exactly why Summer 365 recommends all couples strongly consider a camp-nuptial agreement before saying I do!

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