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Cameron K. on his Camp Stay

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Hey, Camp Fans!

It was great to read all the camper submissions we received this year for our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest at Everything Summer Camp. I’m happy to share them with our online community and post each submission right here on the Blog! Besides our ten lucky prize winners, all other entrants received a $15 gift certificate to our online store and get their story published on the Blog, one at a time!

Today’s post is from Cameron K., who wrote in to tell us about his positive camp experience at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. Check out his submission right here:

Camp. When I hear the word ‘camp’, my entire demeanor changes. Camp is my second home. I am a theater kid, so at home, I’m not like most of the boys, especially any of the so-called ‘sports boys’. At home, I often feel as if I’m on the outs. Then camp comes around. My camp, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, is a welcoming, safe place for individuals to be whoever they want to be. I have been going to camp for 5 years now and, this year, for the first time, I went to camp for six weeks and had the best time of my life! There, I can be a singer. A dancer. A performer. And fit right into a group of guys, girls, and just be me. Camp has made me feel so much better about myself and has drastically improved my state of happiness. I don’t know what in the world I would do without this camp as a part of my life. Thank you French Woods. Thank you to camp in general! You have been my saving grace. Can’t wait to see you next year!

Hey, Cameron! I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that being different is nothing to be ashamed of. Everybody is different; you’re just better at it than most of the folks you know. But it’s great to hear that summer camp is your sanctuary where you truly do fit in! Camp is a great place! Readers may love it too if it’s as good match for you as it is for Cameron! Look into French Woods for yourself—check out their website by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John


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