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Ava C. at GC

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Hey, Camp Fans!

All your camp stories were so good; I had lots of fun reading through them all! Now I’m eager to share them with our online community and post each submission right here on the Blog, one at a time. I’ve announced our ten lucky winners who took larger prizes and now I’m sharing the rest of our entries.

The following post is from Ava C. who wrote in to tell us about her daughter Katherine and her camp experience at Camp Green Cove. Here’s her submission:

When my daughter Katherine was 11 years old, I casually remarked to her ‘ Sometime before you go away to college, I would like you to go to sleep away camp. We found an advertisement in one of her horse magazines, went online, and watched Camp Green Cove’s online video. Katherine was sold! She said, ‘I want to go here, to this 3 week sleep away session’ And I said, ‘Wait, you mean this summer?’ & she nodded her head yes. Since we didn’t know anyone who had gone to this camp, I asked for references. Through phone calls and emails I spoke with mothers who were sending their daughters because they themselves had gone to Camp GC. Katherine went to Camp GC for 6 summers; at first to the 3 week sessions, then soon onto the 5 week sessions. She has just returned home from her 2nd year as a counselor. She never wants to leave; Camp GC is her ‘happy place’. She has told me many times, that her camp experiences and the dear friends she has made there have been the most formative and important experiences of her life (and she has lived in South America & traveled to China). From a mother’s perspective, it has been so terrific to watch her growth after each summer. She has learned to try activities outside her comfort zone, she has mastered many new skills, and has made lifelong friends. And the frosting on the cake was when she said ‘Thanks so much for sending me to camp, Mom!!’

Awesome! Sounds like you put in some excellent initial research on Camp Green Cove before sending Katherine off for her first summer camp stay! How cool that that was only the beginning of such a big part of her life! Thank you so much for this great entry, Ava! I love that you’ve enjoyed watching the influence that summer camp has had at work in your daughter’s life! If anybody else is interested in Camp Green Cove, you can give it a closer look by clicking here. And, as always, thanks for reading!


- John


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