Hey, Camp Fans!
As the summer season makes its subtle shift into fall, it’s nice to look back and reflect on the fun that you had. That’s why, when the camp season is over, we’re always excited here at Everything Summer Camp to keep with our traditional ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest. While we'll eventually post everybody's entries, first we have ten winners to announce this year for prizes of $25, $50, $100, and the grand prize of $250!
And today I’m announcing the first of our four $25 winners. Today’s winner is (drumroll, please)….
Harper S.! Congratulations, Harper! You’re our first $25 prize winner! Harper spent some fun summer days at Gold Arrow Camp for her very first year of camp! Read all about it in her excellent entry:
“I went to Gold Arrow Camp for my first year. One day we went on the Bears’ Adventure (my age group is named the Bears.) We stopped for s’mores and a counselor named TQOE (The Queen of Everything) told us a story: Once there was a king who loved his garden. He got too old so he couldn’t take care of his garden anymore. So all the children in town lined up in front of his palace. A kid named Tom was also growing a garden. He was the first kid in line. He could see the garden. It was nice and big. The king came out with a huge bag of seeds. He announced, ”You all have to come back in a year with this flower, watered, given sunlight and then I will see who has done the best so they can take care of my garden.’’ So Tom went back to his house and found the perfect spot in his garden. The next day nothing happened. He did the same thing, but moved the pot. The next few days the same thing happened so he stopped caring for it. It never grew. A year was gone. He was so nervous so he got in the back of the line. Every child’s seed was full grown. The king was frowning until he got to Tom’s. He held it up and said, ’’I gave all of you non-growing seeds and Tom’s was the only one that didn’t grow. So he will be the next emperor of my garden.’’ All of the other kid’s lied and didn’t bring the real seed in the pot like Tom did. The king wants an honest and brave person to rule the garden. I thought the story was a great story. TQOE was an amazing storyteller and she told stories every night, which made Bears’ Adventure really fun! My experience of Bears’ Adventure at Gold Arrow Camp was very fun!"
Thanks again for your submission, Harper! We’re so glad to hear how much you loved your first time at camp. Your counselor sounds like a great storyteller and it appears that you have that gift as well. You relay the story very well! I like how much you appreciate the story. You sound like an awesome Bear! For anyone else interested in Gold Arrow Camp, you can check it out right here.
Tune in the rest of this month as we continue to announce our prize winners. Once our winners have been announced they’ll receive an email with the gift certificate code. As always, thanks for reading, Camp Folks!