During the 1950s, the author worked as a summer camp counselor at Camp Morehead. Primarily a boys’ camp, three weeks were set aside each summer for co-ed habitation. The author herself had attended camp during one such session where she learned to sail. Returning in college as a counselor, the author was placed in charge of sailing instruction and office duty which included running errands. Throughout the summer, campers were brought into Morehead City to visit various stores and enjoy some of the local cuisine.