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College students discover they were childhood summer camp BFFs

Lauren and Elaine forever.


April Siese

Internet Culture

Posted on May 21, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 5:59 pm CDT

Growing up, Lauren and Elaine were seasonal BFFs.

The two met at Fernwood Cove girls camp in Maine way back in the early 2000s. They called themselves “the Sneakers” for obvious wardrobe choices and because they were pretty mischievous. They caught frogs together and wrote each other postcards. And then they lost contact.

The two reconnected halfway across the country when they got to college but didn’t even realize until two years into their academic careers.

The two shared their Facebook moment of realization on Reddit on Friday.

Just found out my college friend of two years was my summer camp BFF

“Not sure whether to cry of happiness or embarrassment,” the dynamic duo states. Needless to say, they’re pretty thrilled to get the Sneakers back together.

The Daily Dot has reached out to Lauren and Elaine but have yet to hear back. They’re presumably too busy catching frogs to respond.

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*First Published: May 21, 2016, 5:17 pm CDT