Summer camp love stories

Story highlights

  • Camp romances are a classic pop culture trope, and they can be very real
  • Couples who meet at camp sometimes choose to go back to get married or engaged there
  • "You never know where camp will lead you," says one camp owner

(CNN)American adolescents and summer camp go together like bug juice and s'mores.

For many young adults, the occasion marks a golden opportunity for co-ed camaraderie in the mess hall or even a stolen kiss in the woods.
    As the last of the sleepaway campers begrudgingly say their goodbyes to bunkmates this month, it's worth remembering that some campers and counselors keep the campfire flames burning much longer with summer flings that become li