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Hey, Camp Folks!

Our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest at Everything Summer Camp saw an excellent response last year with 60 entries! That’s why we’ve published each and every one right here on the Blog! We received a handful that weren’t long enough to qualify for our contest, but we thought we’d at least share them on the Blog. Check out these three accounts from excited campers!

First is this entry from Jake V. who attended NYJ Camps Round Lake:

I never get sick, ever. I go through the entire year, and I'm just fine. This was the third year in a row that I ended up in the Big I. I went to get checked out in the morning, and I was fine. No fever. Later, I went to get another dose of meds for the headache, and BAM, fever! THE CURSE OF CAMP STRIKES AGAIN!!! I wasn't really surprised. Or even angry. At least I got a day to rest.

Next up is a submission from Jacquelyn S. who wrote in to tell us about her boys’ time at Camp Kawaga!

My boys each spent their 4th and 5th summer up on the shores of Camp Kawaga this year. Summer after summer we see a change in them. More like growth! The entire staff at Kawaga teach more than independence. They teach them the importance of sportsmanship, the importance of helping and encouraging others, the ability to learn to let things go, and so much more. They have both formed friendships that I know will last a lifetime. There is an “ideal” at Camp Kawaga. Many of the boys memorize and recite it. These boys are taught to live by this ideal. It is a place we are proud to send our boys, And it’s a place they call home!

Thanks for these submissions, Jake and Jacquelyn! Sorry this summer was a bit of a bust for you, Jake. Hopefully it’s a long, long time before you end up sick again—but especially not next year during camp! And thanks for sharing your family’s love for Camp Kawaga, Jacquelyn! It’s great to hear how much they love camp and how much camp has helped shape them to become the young men you see today!

If anybody else is interested in attending one of these camps, put some time aside and look into Camps Round Lake or look into Camp Kawaga for yourself! And, as always, thanks for reading!


- John


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