Gracie R.—Camp Star

Hey, Camp Aficionados!

We were very happy with all the great submissions we got about the camp experience families underwent this summer. We saw somewhere around 30 submissions for our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest that we had at Everything Summer Camp. Now we’re posting each of your entries on the Blog! We had seven lucky winners who got larger Camp Kanakuk was a great camp for Gracie. How about you?prizes and all other entrants received a $15 gift certificate to our online store! Today’s post is from Gracie R., who wrote in to tell us about her fun summer at Camp Kanakuk. Here’s what she had to say:

It all started with Mom saying maybe you should go to sleep-away camp this summer…then I wanted to get a trunk. I heard that everyone gets a trunk and decorates the trunk for camp so I put my ideas on paper and we painted it. It was so fun. I put hearts and my name on it. I love the colors—my favorite color is purple. I wanted to go to camp Kanakuk with my friend Everley..and she lives in Oklahoma and I live in Atlanta. I have never been to camp before and I did not know what it would be like. Everley had not been to camp either. So we went at the same time. We got on the bus in Oklahoma and I sat with her. We stopped at McDonald’s. My mom gave me $15, but I only spent 4 and then we got to Kanakuk. We got our bunks and I was barn #6 with 10 other girls. My counselors were very nice and one of them was from Atlanta! My favorite thing to do was the zip line—it was very high and fast! I had a great time and I missed my family but I was having so much fun. They sent me emails and the counselors made us write letters. I did not like the food that much. I learned that God is first, then others, then me. They call it ‘Me 3rd’. Everyone was so nice and they had parties every night. One was a glow party, one was red white and boom, there was a princess party, and a Star Wars party. I learned a lot and I made new friends and I hope to go back next year. My mom said I grew and I was only gone one week!

You had a lot of fun at camp, Gracie! From your anticipation to your arrival, zip lines and parties, sounds like your camp experience at Kanakuk was awesome! I bet you’ll be going back for years to come! Check out Camp Kanakuk see what Gracie is talking about. As always, thanks for reading!

- John

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