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Stuck in the Camp Sloane Bathroom Zone

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Hey, Camp Enthusiasts!

Here at Everything Summer Camp, we loved getting all the wonderful camp stories everyone shared for this year’s 'Share Your Camp Story' Contest. This year turned out to be one of our best contests yet! We’re having a blast publishing each story one by one to share with our online community! Each submission is getting featured right here on the Blog!

The following post comes from Taylor P., who took the time to share a funny story from her time at Camp Sloane this summer. Check out her entry right here:


“Hey my name is Taylor and I’ve been going to Camp Sloane YMCA for 6 years now. Last year I wrote about my entire camp story across the span of 3 weeks but this year I’m choosing a specific moment to write about because there was so much that happened. This year I went to camp for 6 weeks and it was easily the best 6 weeks of my summer by far.

So anyway my funny story moment at camp. One night it was really late like 10:45 at night and I really needed to go to the bathroom. So I got up and walked to the bathroom and knocked on the door because night is the time that counselors get to take over the bathroom because campers and counselors aren’t allowed to be in the bathroom at the same time. My village director came out to tell me it was okay to go in so I went into the bathroom.

Then like 4 mins later I hear a bunch of voices that I recognize as my counselors and so I start freaking out because they definitely didn’t realize a camper was in the bathroom. So I quickly got myself sitting on top of the toilet so that the counselors couldn’t see my feet. Anyway they proceeded to sit down on the floor of the bathroom and started talking so I knew I was stuck there for a while.

About 25-30 mins later I quietly said hey guys would it be possible if I get out? One of my counselors recognized my voice and asked me how long I had been there. I just casually said 30 mins and they just went silent. They told me I could come out and I put my head down and literally sprinted out of the bathroom.

The next day I was talking to some of my friends and apparently the exact same thing had happened to them about 3 days before it happened to me. So that’s my funny story of me literally getting myself trapped in the bathroom and being too scared to try and get out for a solid half hour. That wasn’t even close to some of the more eventful things that happened at camp but it was just a funny little moment.

Camp is hands down the best way to spend my summer and I form bonds with some of the most amazing people from it and I make so many long lasting memories. Only 297 days until camp starts again and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to go back for my 7th year at camp. As an added benefit I’m going to be a LEAD next year which is the first step towards becoming a counselor which I’m incredibly excited about. I’m in Summer 2024 at Camp Sloane!!!”


Hilarious, Taylor! Thanks for sharing this funny story with us. It’s impressive that you were able to stay quiet for that long with your counselors being none the wiser. Super funny that the same thing happened to another camper! Hopefully neither of you overheard anything you shouldn’t have! Congratulations on going into the next camp season as a Lead and working toward becoming a counselor. Some day you might have a camper ‘spying’ on you! Haha!!  

Is anybody else interested in checking out Camp Sloane YMCA? Give this camp a closer look when you click right here. Thanks for reading and, as always, Happy Camping!


- John


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