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Who Won $200 in Our Camp Story Contest

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Hey, Camp Fans!

It’s the Everything Summer Camp ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest! We’re in full swing for this year, announcing our lucky winners and sharing their stories right here on the Blog. Today, I’m announcing our first $200 gift certificate winner! Today’s winner is….

Imogen S.!

Congratulations, Imogen! You won a $200 gift certificate to our one-stop camping gear shop! Imogen gives us her story of her time at Camp Chinqueka this summer in Washington, Connecticut. Read about it in her Contest entry right here:

“I remember one hot summer day, I was at my day camp and my friends told me about this camp called Chinqueka. I was curious, so when I got home, I asked my mom to look into it. A month later, I was signed up for two weeks at sleepaway! I felt this rush of emotions, excitement, nervousness, and happiness. After the long car drive, we had arrived.

I was so nervous, but the moment I stepped into my cabin, all the nerves washed away like a passing wave. Everybody greeted me with a big smile. We had time to settle in and then change into our swimsuits for the swim test! I thought I had become a white swimmer-the lowest rank, but little did I know I was yellow!

After the first day, we came into a more normal schedule—I tried so many new things, like cheerleading, water tag, and horseback riding! Speaking of horseback riding, I went twice, and it was magical!! The horse I rode was named George, and I really liked him. He would always let me pet him, and in return, I would shoo the flies away from him!

At camp, I met so many new friends, learned so much, and discovered new interests! I even won the camp art contest, so I collaborated with somebody else to paint a MURAL! On top of that, I got to write multiple articles for the camp newspaper, the "Tom-Tom"! Chinqueka is a home away from home and I hope to go for four weeks next year. ”


It’s wonderful to hear how quickly you chose to try a couple weeks at this new summer camp, Imogen! That’s great that you found a camp you enjoyed so much with so many fun things to do and friendly folks! Nice work on embracing new experiences. Say ‘Hello’ to George for me when you return in the next summer season. To anybody else interested in Camp Chinqueka, you can check it out by clicking right here and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John


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