Hey, Camp Fans!
We were excited to see so many great entries about the camp experiences of over 50 campers for the ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest that we held here at Everything Summer Camp. Now we’re excited to post each of your entries right here on the Blog! To follow our ten lucky winners of larger prizes, all other entrants received a $15 gift certificate to our online store!
Today’s post is from Josephine S. She wrote in to tell us about her fun summer at Camp Nakanawa. Here’s what she shared with us:
“Camp is one of the best things in my life. I attend an all-girls camp in Tennessee. This was my third year, and I cannot wait for next year. The reason I love camp is because there is no pretending there. I can be completely myself, and I am accepted for who I am, for who God made me to be. I learn more about myself every summer. I grow more, I extend myself more, I try more new things, I make new friends. At our camp, the heart of camp is a bunch of girls from all different walks of life, states, and even countries, coming together in the bonds of friendship and sisterhood, learning to appreciate each other for each others' individual gifts, unique abilities and talents, and just loving each other right where you are. I like that I can be myself, I like that I can get to know other girls without the competition to be better than or to be somebody other than who you are. I'm so grateful for all Camp has poured into my life. I have one more year as a camper, and then I can't wait to come back as a counselor! Hopefully I can give back one day to other girls and help them to grow into the young women they were intended and created to be.”
That’s wonderful, Josephine! I’m glad you get so much out of your time away at camp. It really is a place where you are free to be your authentic self. You may even discover things about yourself you never realized before! I love how wholeheartedly you have embraced your summer camp stays throughout the years and plan to keep going back as a counselor. I’m sure you’ll make a great one when the day comes! Thanks for submitting, Josephine!
If anybody else would like to take a look at Camp Nakanawa for themselves, check out their website when you click right here and, as always, thanks for reading.