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Write in While You're Home

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Hey, Camp Fans!

Things have changed fast with nationwide closures of stores, restaurants, sporting events, schools, and more. It means that we all have a little more time at home with our family. It also means boredom and sloth could be setting in for kids who would typically be in school. In response to this situation, we here at Everything Summer Camp thought we’d switch things up to give kids something to do. And maybe even win some cash! 

Our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest at Everything Summer Camp has been an annual contest we’ve held for the past five years and it’s always seen great success! We tend to announce it around the end of July when summer camp sessions come to an end. But we figure, with all this time off at home, why not start right now?!

Right now is a great time to get your minds off the current affairs and put some positive thoughts down on paper. Tell us about your favorite story from last year, your best friend you met at camp, what your favorite activity was, or how much you loved your camp! Maybe you’re feeling super optimistic about this upcoming camp season and want to share what you’re most excited about. We’re all ears!

All Entries are Winners!

For this contest, we’ll pick a $100 winner and a $25 winner of Everything Summer Camp Gift Cards. Everyone else who submits will get 1000 S’more Bucks (the campy equivalent to reward points). You have until Thursday, April 30 to submit. Submissions must be 150 words to qualify, but we’d prefer that they be closer to 250. Submit your written entry by clicking here. And visit our Official Rules page by clicking here if you have further questions.

There is no entry fee. If you're under the age of 18, you'll need permission from your parent or guardian to participate in this Contest. And speaking of parents—we certainly love hearing from you as well; so don’t hesitate to enter your own submission if you’d like to share your own thoughts! So get writing, folks! We’re looking forward to getting word from you. And, as always, thanks for reading!

 

- John


Camp Time for Clarisa

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Hey, Camp Fans!

We received more than 30 entries for our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest here at Everything Summer Camp and I’ve been happily plugging away at publishing each one of them right here on the Blog to share with all our readers!

Today we have our last camp story which comes from Clarisa D., who wrote in to tell us about her second year at Camp Nakanawa. Hi my name is Clarisa D. this was my 4th summer going to camp Nakanawa. This camp is my favorite part of my summer with all the activities like Horseback Riding, Archery, Diving Swimming, and many more I was never bored. This year was my favorite year because my cabin was amazing. I was with one of my best friends ever Olivia and with one of the best counselors ever Mariel. Me and Olivia have been good friend since last year when we were in the same cabin too. We have soo many inside jokes and amazing moments like one day at camp it started to pour rain and we and soo many other girls decided to put on our swimsuits and head to the tennis courts. It was soo much fun we were having the best time. I can’t wait to go back next summer and see all my friends like Olivia and Amelia OG. I can’t wait to also see Ember and Audrey. Next year will be my 6th grade summer and I can’t wait! I could be an aide, get the main roles in the operetta, celebrate my birthday with all my friends, and a possibility to be an Amazon team captain! Thank you soo much!

Glad to hear that Camp Nakanawa continues to be such a positive place in your life, Clarisa! Camp always has the best people and the coolest activities. I hope you enjoy many more summers there in the future! Thanks for sharing how great Nakanawa is, Clarisa! For everyone else, check out Nakanawa to see if it might be the right place for you. As always, thanks for reading!

 

- John


Maddy K.'s Fun Camp Stay

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Hey, Camp Fans!

It makes us so happy here at Everything Summer Camp to get such a great response to our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest! Now we’re having a great time publishing each one right here on the Blog! After our seven lucky winners, everyone else who submitted received a $15 gift certificate to our online store!

Today’s post features a submission from Maddy K., who wrote in to tell us all about a number of her new experiences during her fun camp stay this summer at Beber Camp. Check it out:

I went to a new camp this summer (as staff), so that was a new experience. I was nervous and scared. I made friends from all over the world. I won an award (1 of the 5 vision awards, all staff). I tried SO many things for the first time (Paintball, Hockey, Horseback riding, and Water-Skiing to name a few). I also got to help with the musicals (for the tech). (Aladdin and Mary Poppins). I also worked in the office. (I did packages and mail sorting). I also got to go to Chicago on my days off. It is a Jewish camp, so we don't do milk/meat at the same meal, so that was hard for me. The pic is me with the vision award winners. I won for pride and ownership.

Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Maddy! What an eclectic assortment of activities you got to take part in! I’m glad you enjoyed all your new experiences so much and congratulations on your Vision Award! What a great place Beber Camp sounds like! For everyone else, if Beber Camp sounds like it could be the right place for you, check it out for yourself by clicking here. As always, thanks for reading!

 

- John


Bella E. and the Camp Frenzy!

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Hey, Camp Fans!

It makes us so happy here at Everything Summer Camp to get such a great response to our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest! Now we’re having a great time publishing each one right here on the Blog! After our seven lucky winners, everyone else who submitted received a $15 gift certificate to our online store!

Today’s post features a submission from Bella E., who wrote in to tell us all about her fun summer camp stay away at Camp Newaygo. Check it out:

Hi my name is Bella and I am 11 years old. This year I went to Camp Newaygo and I had a great time. I was in Cabin 7 this year and I had the best counselors. Their names were Lauren and Audrey. At camp you do many activities. My favorites were Dark Room Photography and Volleyball. The second night that I was there we played a game called Gold Rush and my cabin got 3rd place! After that, we went back to our cabin to celebrate. The next day we had a cook out and we had foil pack dinners and they were SO good! In our free time we liked to play lots and lots of Gaga Ball. I can't wait to come back to Camp Newaygo next year to make even more memories!

Thanks for this submission, Bella! Summer camps always seem to have the best people and the most fun activities, don’t they?! It’s great to hear what a wonderful time you had during your stay at Camp Newaygo! Sounds like it was a perfect match for you! For everyone else, if Camp Newaygo sounds like it could be the right place for you, check out Camp Newaygo for yourself by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!

 

- John


Lily E. Gets Silly

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Hey, Camp Fans!

Having received more than 30 entries for our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest here at Everything Summer Camp, we’re eager to publish each one of them right here on the Blog to share with all our readers! After our ten lucky prize winners, everyone else who submitted received a $15 gift certificate to our website!

Today’s post is from Lily E., who wrote in to tell us about her unforgettable camp stay this year at Camp Newaygo.

Hi my name is Lily and I am 7 years old. This year I went to Camp Newaygo and I had a very fun time. This was my 3rd time going, but the first time by myself. There I met some friends and we had a blast together. My counselors in cabin 9 were really nice. Their names were Audrey, Joyce, and Laura. At Camp Newaygo we do many activities. My favorites were fencing and animals. At camp we did Marshmallow paint war. It was fun but messy. Afterward we jumped in the lake to wash off. This will be a memory that I will never forget. To end our week at camp we had a cook out and we played a ton of gaga ball. In our free time we built a fairy house together. I hope it is still there when we come back next year. The last day I was sad, but I will always remember the fun time I had at Camp Newaygo in Cabin 9.

Glad to hear how much you loved your stay at Camp Newaygo, Lily! I’m glad that your first solo trip to summer camp went so well! Sometimes it’s even better when you head to camp on your own! It certainly doesn’t sound like you’ll be forgetting this summer in Cabin 9 any time soon! Thanks for sharing with us, Lily! For anybody else, if Camp Newaygo sounds like it could be a good match for you, give them a closer look by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!

 

- John