What’s up, Camp Fans?!
We received some quality camp stories for our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest at Everything summer Camp. You knocked it out of the park this year, campers; these stories are fantastic! I’m eager to share them with our online community and post each submission right here on the Blog!
Now that I’ve finished announcing our ten lucky winners who took larger prizes, I’m sharing the rest of your submissions. All entrants win a $15 gift certificate to our online store simply for participating. The following post is from Raag M. who wrote in to tell us about his camp stay at Camp Mowglis. Here’s his submission:
“It was a perfectly bright afternoon; the sun was warm on my back and a cool breeze was blowing. I was at Camp Mowglis, in Hebron, New Hampshire for the summer of 2019. I was walking down to the rifle range, which is the circled area.
I was walking down there for the first time, feeling a tinge nervous, but mostly excited.
When I stepped inside the rifle range after a short walk I had to choose a rifle to shoot with. I went with B2. It was the German Anschutz model. I then set up a target to shoot at and sat down on the bench. Then after getting our ammunition blocks, we lay down to shoot.
And then the moment came. When the Riflery instructor told us to shoot I loaded, looked through the sights, and shot. I did this repeatedly until I was on my last and 5th shot. I then looked through the sights and I took deep breaths. When I shot, my eyes were closed. I felt like it had been a good shot.
When we went outside to retrieve our targets I was bursting with excitement! I wanted to know what score my target was. It was a 24/50. I felt like jumping for joy, I was so ecstatic. When I shot again, however, my shots were not that good. They were a 19 and a 16. I still went to the next activity happily because I had had a great time in Riflery!”
Nice shooting, Raag! I love those moments when time seemingly freezes with some deep breathing and laser focus. It’s great to hear that Riflery was such a cool experience for you! Keep in practice if it’s something that you really like! I bet with some more focus and deep breathing you could shoot 24/50’s on the regular. Camp Mowglis sounds awesome! If anyone else would like to check it out closer, you can do so by clicking right here. As always, thanks for reading!