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Carol H. on Seneca Lake

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Hey, Camp Fans!

There are more stories to share from the Everything Summer Camp ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest! Your camp stories were so great and were such a fun time reading through them all and now I’m excited to share them with all our readers online! We’re posting each submission right here on the Blog one by one!

We had ten lucky prize winners and now it’s time to publish the rest of your submissions. The following post is from Carol H. who wrote in to us about her grandchildren’s time at Camp Seneca Lake. Here it is:

My grandchildren Sam P. (age 10) and Abby P. (age 8) had a blast at Camp Seneca Lake! It was Sam's second summer there and he opted to stay both 3 1/2 week sessions. Abby did a trial two week session and opted to stay one entire 3 1/2 week session.

At camp they made new friends, tried new foods, and had no screen time, all of which made me very happy!

At Camp Seneca Lake, boys and girls in each of the four villages (divided by gender and age) and the senior camp village get to know each other. There is a big brother, big sister program where Sam and Abby were paired with an older camper for many activities. There is a hobby program with dozens of choices. Both Sam and Abby did theater and got to spend time with campers also interested in acting. A daily bunk schedule ensures that campers participate in all sorts of sports and cultural programs. There are Shabbat services every week. And, of course, there is Color War (and other signature programs) where there is competition, paired with good old-fashioned fun. I don't know how the staff comes up with such great ideas!

One day each session the villages go on a trip to area attractions. Everyone is happy to ride a yellow school bus into the real world!

I helped Sam and Abby prepare and pack for camp and ordered many things from Everything Summer Camp. I was impressed with the quality of the items and the prices. There are great sales! The Clothing Stamp and the Stick-On Waterproof Name Labels are the best! I think Sam's water bottle label will stay on till he goes to college.

I have great memories of my own summer camp experiences and I'm thrilled to share these and to re-live camp through my grandchildren.

Summer camp is certainly a great way to relate, Carol! How cool that Sam and Abby are now getting the camp experience like you had at their age and reigniting the excitement of it all! Sounds like camp at Seneca Lake was a success all around! Summer camps truly are fun factories, aren’t they? I’m pleased to hear that the camping gear from Everything Summer Camp worked so well and hope it sees Sam and Abby through many more summers! If anybody else is interested in Camp Seneca Lake, you can give it a closer look by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John


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