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Hey, Camp Fans!

Not only are kids back from summer camp, but summer camp itself is back! Yes, the vast majority of summer camps are back up and running for the 2021 season after shutting down for the summer along with the rest of the world. I hope you all had a blast with camp reopening this year. And, along with the reopening of camp, comes the reopening of our ‘Share You Camp Story’ Contest!

We can’t wait to hear what a blast you all had this summer! With our return, we’re making just a couple adjustments to the contest. First of all, we’re upping our prizes—including our participatory prize which, as of this year, is a $20 Gift Card for our online store! See the rest of our prizes for ten lucky winners below. Secondly, we’ve created the option this year to submit your camp story to us in video format. Tell your camp story to a camera, upload your recorded video to YouTube, and leave a link to your video in place of your written submission.

If you'd like to submit your camp story in video form, maybe you'd want to include some props. You can deliver your story while sitting on your camp trunk or wearing your summer camp tee. Or show us the stuffed animal that brought you comfort while you were away!

What About?
There’s an endless list of things you could write about for your submission—a list of everything you ate while at camp, for instance. But the best submissions are written about the parts of camp that meant the most to you. Take your time to really set the scene for us. Tell us about your most memorable moment or talk about all the great people you met. Maybe you want to write about the camp you went to and why you think it’s the best!

Maybe you want to include what it was like to be denied the opportunity to go to camp last year and how it was to have the opportunity back this summer. Maybe you DID go to camp last year. In that case, how were things different this year? It may be a crummy part of our history, but we ARE recording history with these camp stories.

If you're still unsure what to share, take a look at our previous submissions by clicking right here and maybe you'll get some inspiration!

No matter what you choose to share, we’d love to hear it! Include your first and last name as well as the name of the camp you visited and how long you’ve been going to camp. Submissions must be 150 words to qualify, but go for more if want! If you're submitting a video, make sure the video is at least one minute and thirty seconds.

Submit your entry by clicking here. 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. We’re taking submissions from now until the very last minute of August.

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 story. How did the experience go on your end? Has your kid shown a positive change in character and behavior? How did you cope with your camper being away? Did you learn any lessons? Tell us anything you want, really—we’re all ears!

The Prizes!
For this contest we’ll be picking ten random winners. Our randomized winner for first place will receive our top prize of a $300 gift card to use on our online store! Three more winners will receive $100 gift cards to our site. And six random winners will receive $50 gift cards. All other participants will get a $20 gift card to make everyone a winner! 

Tell us how camp went and submit your stories to be shared right here on the Blog! Check out the entry form for further details and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John


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