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Hey, Camp Fans!

Your camp stories for the Everything Summer Camp ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest were all so great! I had such a fun time reading through them all and now I’m excited to be sharing them with all our readers here on the Blog! Since I’ve finished announcing our ten lucky winners who took larger prizes, I’ve moved on to the rest of your submissions and we’re posting each submission one by one!

The following post is from Kate W. who wrote in to tell us about her first summer stay at Camp Arbutus Hayo-Went-Ha. Check it out right now:

“During the 4 weeks I was at camp, during two of those weeks my cabin headed off to Isle Royale National Park, where we hiked 113.2 miles in just two weeks! As the trip was fun we had a few hard days. One of the hardest days we were on our way to Siskiwit and we woke up a little late. We were maybe 2 miles from our campsite when we felt a little sprinkle so hurried to put all our rain gear on. We walked for a little longer until it started to down pour rain. We all tried to keep a good attitude as it was hard hiking in drenched hiking boots. We started moving slower as our socks hair hats boots were all soaking wet and we were all mentally tired. At last the joy on our faces when we finally reached the campsite. We put our packs under a tree to keep dry and half of us took and held up the tarp so our cabin mates could set up a tent keeping it dry and they did the same for us. Our counselors cooked us up a nice meal and we were able to eat, hop in our sleeping bags, and stay warm and dry the rest of the night. As maybe our fleeces and boots were not dry the next day we still had a great time!”


Hey, Kate! Getting caught in the rain isn’t always the most pleasant, but it sure has a way of creating great memories! A hundred-plus miles in two weeks is a long way to go. Nice job rising to the challenge and keeping on the sunny side despite getting rained on. It’s great to hear how you all worked together so well at the campsite and stayed cozy through the night. Isn’t camp magical?  

For everyone else, you can give Camp Arbutus Hayo-Went-Ha a closer look by clicking right here and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John


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