Camp

One of the guys, Anthony, the program coordinator, calls this place “camp.”

“Headed back to camp,” he says, like it’s this temporary base.

He’s been here almost two years, I think, plenty of time to settle in. Yet still, he calls it camp.

The rooms have furniture: beds, TVs, sofas, chairs, (too many) tables. They even come equipped with some extras like dishes and towels. Camps don’t have these things. Camps don’t have furniture or extras, not usually.

It’s camp here because, no matter how long we stay, it’s temporary. It’s a place from which to go.

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