Hey, Camp Folks!
It's time for another story from our July ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest submissions, though many kids were unable to attend. The coronavirus has had a huge impact on everyone—camp included, however, some camps were fortunate enough to be able to keep their doors open this summer season. We asked to hear from kids who weren’t able to attend camp this season to record this very unusual time in our world.
Our next submission for our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest comes from Tyler L. who wrote in to tell us about her trip to New Life Ranch summer camp. Here’s her submission:
“This was my first real overnight camp. One of my friends called me the night before and said I don't know if your parents will let you go but can you ask? So I went and asked. Since I had been stuck in the house for so long with isolation restrictions my parents were like, “Are you sure you want to go? You’ve never been gone that long from home.” I had to go. I had to get out. I was going to find a way to go even if I had to sneak in her trunk. After they looked at all the forms and filled out 30 pages of forms and doctor sheets they said I could go.
This camp was amazing there were slides and horses, go-carts, and it looked like you lived in an old western town. The only thing I would change is getting up at 6:30 in the morning. But I want to go back. I can't wait to go back. I feel like the luckiest girl ever being able to go! Kids are not meant to be locked up inside away from all other kids! They need to be outside having fun, getting dirty, and getting a little closer to God!”
That’s awesome that you got to go to New Life Ranch camp with your friend and that you loved it there so much! I’m sure you really needed to get out this summer. I agree 100%—kids AREN’T meant to be locked up inside...nobody is. It’s good you got to get out WITH YOUR PARENTS’ PERMISSION. While our trunks are equipped to hold a large variety of gear and other important items, we do not recommend them for people! Thanks for your submission, Tyler! To everyone else, check out New Life Ranch for yourself. And, as always, thanks for reading!