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How'd Camp Go, Zo'?

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Hey, Camp Fans!

Your camp stories were great this year! It was lots of fun to read 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! Since I’ve finished announcing our ten lucky winners who took larger prizes, I’ve moved on to everyone else who got a $20 gift certificate as a show of our appreciation.

The following post is from Zoe V. who wrote in about her summer days at Camp Pinewood in North Carolina! Here’s what she wrote:


“My name is Zoe and I am 9 years old. This summer I attended Camp Pinewood in North Carolina. It was my first time being away from home and as we were packing for camp, I felt a lot of different emotions. I was excited for new adventures. I was looking forward to going horseback riding and water skiing. I was also nervous I would be homesick. We drove to camp and my parents hugged me goodbye. As I walked away, all of my nervous energy disappeared. Everyone was so friendly. The counselors and staff were super nice and I felt safe and happy. I loved all my bunk mates and we all got along great. I did so many amazing things like horseback riding, water skiing, tubing, zip lining, and more. The session went by so quickly, and I had an amazing time. I cannot wait until I go back next year! I love camp so much!”


That’s great to hear, Zoe! Congratulations on going to your first year at camp—not to mention your first time away from home. It’s funny how the anticipation for something is almost always worse than the actual experience itself. In this case, it sounds like the fun and friendly environment at Camp Pinewood didn’t give you much chance to feel homesick. It’s wonderful that you got to try so many cool, new things! No wonder you can’t wait to go back!

For everyone else, you can give Camp Pinewood a closer look. Check it out for yourself by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John


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