I thought my Summer task at the camp would be a fabulous time, but I realize it wasn’t the first time I was wrong about something. The task ended up being much more difficult than expected, and not because of the children! The little youngsters attending the camp were mostly simple to deal with, however most of the task involved uncomfortable labor and not just hanging with the youngsters! I had to split wood and mow grass, wash dishes and sometimes even help prepare meals. But without question the worst thing I had to take on all Summer was deal with wasps. During a nature walk the campers came across a very substantial wasp nest, and had stirred up the whole colony of them in the process. Because wasps are very territorial and mean, they weren’t satisfied to just sting those campers they also followed them back to camp. I was basically charged with finding that wasp nest and eliminating it, killing as many of the wasps as possible! Happily they had some wasp spray, which blasts out really hard and can spray for over 20 feet so you don’t have to get too close to the nest of wasps… After I hit it with the spray I ran up and dumped a ton of gasoline all over the wasp nest, lit a match, and started running like a wild man. A few hours later I went back with a fire extinguisher to make sure the fire didn’t spread, and to check the overall damage to the wasp nest. They were dead for the most part, but I still got a few wasp stings anyway.