How to Pack for Church Camp is an online anthology project that's separate from, yet friends with, Rock & Sling.

We seek creative nonfiction under 1,000 words that’s related to experiences at summer camp.

Were you envious of your friend at a Lutheran camp who had a dance, while your camp forbade the use of boomboxes save for worship? Did you have a moment of crystalline self-awareness while cooking over a fire at Scout Camp? We want to know.

Although we have a fondness for church-camp stories, the work need not be about a Christian or other religiously affiliated program. We’re much less interested in the devotional or didactic, and are hungry for what surprises us, hits us in the gut, makes us think. The stories can be uplifting, bawdy, itchy, touching, melancholy. They just need to have happened to you.

Submissions must be the author’s original work. We will consider previously published material so long as the author informs us of the work’s history and retains the rights.