It’s the season for Everything Summer Camp’s annual ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest! We’re in full swing for this year, announcing our lucky winners and sharing their stories right here on the Blog. Today, I’m announcing our first $100 gift certificate winner! So, with no further wait, the winner is….
Congratulations, Ellie! You’ve got $100 for our one-stop camping gear shop coming your way! Some fun was certainly had among the Mama T cabin girls of Sky Ranch. Read her account of summer camp right here:
A WAY COOL STORY ABOUT BRAVING THE DEEP
“Do you have your towel and your water bottle?” asked one of my three counselors, (I can’t remember who it was) Hallie, Hannah, or Heather. Molly was taking a few days off due to an allergic reaction.
“Yes,” chorused my cabin, Mama T of Sky 1.
“Okay. Let’s go outside to put on shoes,” said Heather. We followed her out of the cabin and into the blazing hot sun. I was sweating like crazy already. Luckily, we had a short walk and soon I would be feeling the warm water of the lake on my feet.
We were going to Torpedo!
I slipped on my Natives and followed the rest of the cabin down to the lake. As we walked, we chanted, “M-A-M-A, Mama T! Mama T! M-A-M-A, Mama T! Mama! When you look outside our door, you will see the number four. But we’re really number one, and the fun has just begun!”
After jumping down wooden steps, we reached the dock and walked over to Torpedo. After hearing the rules, one group got onto the banana boat.
Seeing how fast they were going, I got butterflies in my stomach.
I walked over to my counselor Hallie and said this:
“Um, Hallie, I’m really nervous to go on the torpedo.”
Hallie promised me that she’d go on with me. By now, the first group was back and the second group was getting on. My nerves turned to excitement.
Fifteen minutes later, that group was back and it was my turn. I strapped on my helmet and walked onto the boat. It wobbled and I sat in the front row. After everyone was on, it got fast.
Smiling, I gave the driver a big thumbs-up, signaling to go faster. She sped up, but a bit too fast for me and my friend Emery. Emery fell off and I fell off on top of her. Emery’s helmet floated away, and we swam to get it. We clapped our hands to show that we were okay. Laughing, we chatted for a bit until they came to get us.
After we fell off, we went back to the dock. Torpedo was a wonderful experience for me, and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.
Awesome, Ellie! The Torpedo sounds like a thrill, for sure! Glad you got the chance and that you will in many summers to come! To anybody else interested in Sky Ranch Camp, you can check it out by clicking right here. Be sure to tune in on Monday when we reveal the next $100 winner! And, as always, thanks for reading!