Lucy B Shares Her Camp Story!

Hey, Camp Fans!

Having received around 30 entries for our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest here at Everything Summer Camp, we’re eager to share each one by publishing them right here on the Blog! We had seven lucky winners and then everyone else who submittCamp Takodah fun awaits...until next summer!ed received a $15 gift certificate to our website! Today’s post is from Lucy B., who wrote in to tell us about her first year at overnight camp.

I had a lot of fun at camp! This was my first year of going to sleep-away camp. I made new friends, tried some new activities and made amazing memories! One of my favorite memories is when I was at the lake with some of my friends! We were all in small inner tubes and one of my friends (Lily) was trying to teach Audrey, Elsie, and me how to do a backflip out of the tube. It was so fun because none of us could quite get it right away and we all looked really silly! Audrey was the first to get it, however, and she and Lily kept trying to help Elsie and me but we just kept falling on our faces or falling backwards instead! Eventually we got the hang of it but that was a memory I would definitely keep! That was also the day I jumped off the tower for the first time! At the waterfront there is an 8ft tower that most people were scared to jump off of, but not me! I had read about the tower online and it sounded really fun so Audrey and I decided to jump off it! It was so cool and Audrey and I loved it so much that we decided to jump off it again (and again, and again, and… you get the point)! I had so much fun and made so many friends at camp that I signed up for next year and I hope to sign up for many years after that too!!!

Sounds like a pretty hysterical time, Lucy! I don’t think I could pull off a smooth backflip, but it sounds like you finally got it down. Lucy loved her time at Camp Takodah. You can check it out for yourself right here and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Ring summer in at Camp Mondamin

Hey, Summer Campers!

A rough estimate of 250 summer camps work with us here at Everything Summer Camp and it’s our pleasure to tell you about what fantastic camps they are. That’s why we shine our summer camp spotlight on those with whom we’ve developed great relatioGet to the right camp for you, Camp Mondamin.nships. Today, our spotlight moves to North Carolina to shine on the lovely Camp Mondamin Boys Camp.

Found in the mountains of Western North Carolina on the shores of the 350 acre Lake Summit. Between Camp Mondamin and their sister camp, Green Cove, they own about 800 acres of wooded campground. Mondamin as well as Green Cove campers have easy access to long trails through Pisgah National Forest and Smoky Mountain National Park.

This is a camp that’s been showing boys a fantastically fun-filled summer stay for more than 95 years. With such spectacular grounds to explore and enjoy, the activities at the camp are concentrated around the woods, the water, and other natural settings.

Check out the layout of Camp Mondamin's gorgeous grounds.The campers are presented with the opportunity for such awesome activities like Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Tennis, Wilderness Trips, as well as a Nature Program which educates young men on the natural world all around them.

Sharing a cabin, with just five or six other boys along with a cabin leader, cabins at Camp Mondamin are certainly adequate on space and comfort. Other camp facilities besides the cabins are the three tennis courts, a barn and three riding rings, a craft shop, a 60 ft. climbing tower, an indoor rifle range, and a gymnasium with an indoor climbing wall.

More than just a fun time, boys are sure to return home as young men. You can look into Camp Mondamin right here if you’re interested in it for your camper. And, as always, thanks for reading.Get in on the fun adventures at Camp Mondamin.

- John