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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 the last of our $100 gift certificate winners! Today’s winner is….

Ocean M.!

Congratulations, Ocean! You win a $100 gift certificate to our one-stop camping gear shop! Ocean gives us her story of her summer stay at Chimney Corners Camp in Massachusetts. Read about it in her Contest entry right here:


“Summer Camp is the Best!
I love summer camp so much! This year I went to Chimney Corners Camp and it was amazing! My favorite thing was meeting new people and communicating with them. I like that I got to meet new people because I made new friends and now they can come over to hang with me when I want to have a playdate and keep the relationship alive outside of camp. Sometimes you don't get along with certain people but that's okay because one minute you are in tears and the next you burst into laughter. Also, I love the counselors there. They are so kind and considerate and whenever someone starts crying in the middle of the night they immediately wake up, take you outside, and talk about it. They also give a topic like 'create a restaurant in your sleep' and tell me about it in the morning.
I had my birthday there and they do so many cool things, you get cake only for you and your cabin. They sing you a creative song that they write about you and they call you up on a big chair and sing you the song and then after you get another song that is really cool too.
I also liked talking to people at camp about how it was my first year at 2-week sleepaway camp. I didn't know how to get to places, they all said, 'here let me walk you to it' or 'okay it's that way, and go straight and take a left'.
There is another great part of summer camp that I really enjoyed, it was the activities! My two favorite activities were yoga and Firefly! In yoga, we did so many different poses and stretches. For example downward dog, butterfly, soldier pose, and last but not least we did something called 15 minutes where you lay down on your back and picture things that make you happy. In Firefly, you write and create things for the Chimney Corners news. I left Chimney Corners about a week ago and I didn't want to leave. I said to my counselor, 'I forgot the Firefly newspaper at the dining hall'.  I ran to the dining hall and got the Firefly and then I realized that I was published in it. I read my article and I saw the headline ‘My Favorite Activities at Chimney Corners Camp’, and I was so excited that I was in the Firefly!
Although those were my favorite activities I had 4 more excellent activities as well:  soccer, swimming lessons, farm, and low ropes. I loved all my adventures at camp and I love my camp!”


It’s wonderful to hear how well camp went for you, Ocean! Chimney Corners Camp sounds like an incredibly welcoming place. Firefly and Yoga sound like some nice, reflective activities you enjoyed this summer. And, by the way—Happy Birthday! To anybody else interested in Chimney Corners Camp for Girls, you can check it out by clicking right here and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John


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