Hey, Camp Folks!
We’re continuing ahead with our trove of enthralling tales from summer camp as we delve into the abundant stories we received from campers for our annual 'Share Your Camp Story' Contest here at Everything Summer Camp! We're publishing each submission individually, right here on our Blog and today, we're delighted to introduce Talia K., who filled us in on her exciting summer journey at Camp Timber Tops this past summer. The adventure kicks off right now:
“I remember hearing the word “Banquet” for the first time at Timber Tops, a mountain camp for girls, I didn't know what it was. I was so confused, for 2 WHOLE weeks I was thinking to myself what's banquet, and why is everyone so excited?
So finally I asked my counselor, and she told me all about it! (I remembered how my jaw almost dropped in excitement). Basically, banquets where the 9th graders at camp throw a huge party for the CAs and it can be any theme, you just all have to agree on it!
Every bunk is named after a tree, mine was called spruce, my sister’s was juniper, and my friend’s was Palm court. Last year the CA’s bunk was called Salix, and the theme for the banquet was Salix’s story book. So this year’s banquet theme was going to be Torreye’s something. I couldn’t wait! Finally, the day of the banquet had come, we had to eat outside because the 9th graders were decorating the dining hall. At shower time everyone started getting super excited and everyone in my bunk (including me) tried to guess the theme. I had guessed Torreye’s toy story. One girl guessed Torreye takes a trip! I couldn’t wait! As soon as it was time for dinner, all of the bunks lined up outside of the dining hall. The 9th grade stood in 2 lines at the front of the dining hall, as they called the bunks, I got ready to race up the stairs into a new world of decorations, food, and balloons! And then I heard the head staff announce “bunk spruce you can go inside.” I stepped through a black curtain and looked around me, I couldn’t believe that this was the dining hall! I sat down and looked at the menu. It was all Inside out inspired food and Inside out decorations.
Banquet was a very important day for me because it was a party representing the CAs moving on and being counselors next year. The CAs also showed me the camp's most important features, they also were always kind to all the campers, and I can't believe that in 4 years I will also experience the sadness of having my last year of camp.”
Hi, Talia! I guess those guys at Camp Timber Tops really know how to have a good time! I’m sure you, your bunkmates of Bunk Spruce, the CA’s, and everyone else in attendance enjoyed an unforgettable time at the Inside-Out Banquet! Savor those next four summers, Talia. Perhaps you’ll continue at Timber Tops as a counselor. Thanks for writing in to us!
Are you looking to party it up, Camp Timber Tops style like in Talia’s story? Take a closer look at Timber Tops when you click right here! Thanks for reading, Everyone! And, as always, Happy Camping!