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Speak of Zeke

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Hey, Camp Fans!

Your camp stories for the Everything Summer Camp ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest were all so great! I had such a fun time reading through them all and now I’m excited to be sharing them with all our readers here on the Blog! Since I’ve finished announcing our ten lucky winners who took larger prizes, I’ve moved on to the rest of your submissions and we’re posting each submission one by one!

The following post is from Odie D., who traveled all the way from Ireland to work in the kitchen at Camp Zeke this summer. Check out the fun he had in his submission right here:


“My Camp story

Hi! My name is Odie D. and I worked at Camp Zeke in Pennsylvania, and this is my Camp story! I worked in Camp Zeke for 10 weeks and I was a member of the kitchen staff. It was hard work but all of the kitchen staff became really good friends over the 10 weeks we were together, I am still in touch with everyone now! I also learned many skills, such as cooking meals, preparing vegetables, and cleaning the kitchen, I feel like a proper chef now!

At the camp there was a mascot called Zeagle the eagle and every once in a while a staff member can go around the camp dressed as Zeagle and wave, play, or dance with the kids. I asked the camps owner and he said I was allowed to be Zeagle for a day! It was a lot of fun, I even played a game of basketball in the costume!

The camp organized many trips for us, but my favorite was definitely cliff diving! It was a scary experience for me since I’m afraid of heights—I’m really glad I did it and I’ll never forget it, but I don’t think I will ever do it again! I also got a cool picture, I uploaded it to a photo contest with the agency I was working for and got second place, they gave me a t-shirt as a prize!

I’m from Ireland and this was my first time in the USA, but I loved every second of it. I’m really thankful to Camp Zeke for giving me the opportunity to come here, and I’m also thankful to them for the memories and friends I was able to make here. It was only 10 weeks but I can’t imagine I will forget this experience for the rest of my life.”

Awesome, Odie! Or should I say, Zeagle?! Your summer sounds like it was one for the books! Nice work pushing yourself outside your comfort zone, traveling to the United States for the first time, working at a summer camp, and facing your fear of heights. I’m with you. Once is enough for an experience like that. Now you can say you’ve done it and you never have to again! Haha! Thanks for sharing your story with us, Odie.

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


- John


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