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Kate C. at Camp T-Bird

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Hey, Camp Fans!

Your camp stories were great! I had a great time reading through them all and now I’m excited to share them with all our readers online and post each submission right here on the Blog! I’ve finished announcing our ten lucky winners who took larger prizes and moved on now to the rest of your submissions. The following post is from Kate C. who wrote in to tell us about her camp experience. This is her submission:

This year I spent my favorite two weeks of summer at Camp Thunderbird. It was the first time I’ve been to a two week overnight camp, and I loved it! I made dozens of new friends, tried many new things, and even earned my red bandana. Keep reading and you’ll learn more about my experience.

When I first got into my cabin I was nervous because I didn’t know anybody and the other girls looked like they knew each other and were already close friends. I met one girl, Makayla, who also didn’t know the other girls very well and we became closer that night. By the end of the first day I spent time with the other girls and we became close. We were all sad to go home, but promised to keep in touch.

Camp Thunderbird has many activities on land and on water. Ski tower was definitely one of my favorite activities at camp. Ski tower was a lot of fun because there are so many things you can do. For example you can tube, water ski, wake board, and knee board. All I did was tube, but next year I might try kneeboarding. My other favorite activity was challenge course. Challenge Course has all kinds of things to try including rock walls, a zip line, an alpine tower, and a high ropes course. I tried the rock wall several times but didn’t make it to the top. I did the zip line a lot which was super fun, and also did the high ropes course which was hard but super cool.

Overall the activities were my favorite part of camp. While doing all of these activities everyday I was earning points to get my red bandana. In each activity you can earn cards: red card, blue card, silver card, and gold card. Each card represents earning a certain amount of points. Those points help you get your bandanas. This year I got my red bandana, which is twelve points, but overall I earned a total of 24 points. Next summer I’ll definitely get my blue bandana because I’m only 12 points away!

In conclusion, Camp Thunderbird was one the best experiences I had this summer! All the friends I made were really kind, inclusive, and fun to be around. The activities were so much fun and I always looked forward to trying new things and earning points toward my bandana. I will definitely be going back next summer!

It certainly is difficult to say goodbye to the friends you make at camp, Kate. Camp Thunderbird sounds like a really wonderful place with wonderful people and some of the best ways to have some fun! Glad you had such a great experience from all your time there and that you do stay ‘close’ with the friends you made! For anybody else interested in Camp Thunderbird, you can give it a closer look by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John



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