You’ve Never Been Camping?!? A Midwestern Latina’s First Time Roughing It

A tent sits nestled amidst green trees in a clearing in the forest by a picnic table, a couple of camp chairs and a pile of fire wood
My first camp site

I was born and mostly raised in the Midwest. In the heartland, many people grow up doing things like camping, fishing, and/or hunting. Growing up, my classmates spoke of camping trips with scout groups and family outings to summer homes in Wisconsin, upstate Michigan or to any number of the supposed 10,000 lakes in Minnesota. My childhood summer vacations consisted…