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Way to Go at Camp Newaygo

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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 kids who attended camp this season to tell us how camp was different this year.

Our next submission for our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest comes from Lily E. who wrote in to tell us about her trip to Camp Newaygo. Lily is our $100 prize winner! Here’s her submission:

“Hi, my name is Lily and I am 8-1/2 years old. My time at Camp Newaygo was a blast. I was in Cabin 1 and I had 2 great counselors, Maggie and Hannah. In Cabin 1, I made some good friends. The session that I went to was Christmas in July. This is a tradition at camp and we sing Christmas Carols and decorate our cabins for Christmas and each have a Secret Santa. Other things were different this year, but that’s Ok. I was just happy that I could go to camp. Going to camp is a great experience. At camp you do a lot of fun things. The activities there are so fun. So were the evening programs. Some activities that I did were tie dye, zip line, and rock wall. They were all really fun. Some things that were different this year were “picnic” breakfast, and you couldn’t go into any other cabins besides yours and your sister cabin. My cabin was fun. I hope to go again next year.”


It’s great to hear that you had so much fun attending summer camp at Newaygo, Lily. Sounds like you had a very merry camp stay with caroling and secret santas! Picnic breakfasts sound like a really cool way for Camp Newaygo to have implemented some safety precautions this season! It sounds like the other, more traditional camp activities were pretty cool too like the zip line and rock wall climbing! Thanks for your submission!

For anybody interested in checking out Camp Newaygo for their own future camp stays, visit their website by clicking right here. And, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!


- John


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