Hey, Camp Fans!
In mid-July, I asked you guys to share your camp stories. We got a great response with nearly 30 entries so we’re happily publishing each and every submission right here on the Blog! Everyone who submitted got $15 gift certificates and seven lucky winners got larger prizes of $25, $50, and the grand prize of $100. I’m announcing the fourth $25 winner right now! And it is….
Arden H.! You’re our fourth $25 prize winner! Thanks for your Camp Story!
Arden tells us about her summer at“This summer I attended sleep away camp for the first time at a camp called Brown Ledge. When I left for camp, I thought I was fully aware of what my experience would be like. Maybe I would make a few good friends and try a couple activities. I’m usually not a huge fan of water activities so I thought maybe I’d visit waterfront every once in a while. Even I, who was so sure I’d have a great experience at camp was not prepared for the amount of sheer joy, friendship and knowledge that I would come home with after those glorious 4 weeks.
When I first arrived at camp, I expected to make friends in a day or two. Boy, was I wrong. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted and befriended by three girls. I still think that was truly amazing. I have NEVER made friends that fast in my entire life.
That night, I hung out with my bunkies and fell asleep thinking about just how lucky I was to be in a place so welcoming, friendly and beautiful. Later, I found that my bunkies and I would be essentiallly joined at the hip and would go from activity to activity together. I am sure that the friends that I made this summer at Brown Ledge are some of the most genuine people I have ever met and I will always cherish our friendship.
Then there were my counselors, my counselor was probably the brightest, kindest person I could have asked for. She always made the best of every situation we put in front of her and we could talk about literally anything with her. My Junior Counselor was the sweetest person I have ever met. Every day, I looked forward to rest hour because that’s when she would come to visit my cabin. She did the best french braids and was the stealthiest card player. Whether we were playing some card game, MASH, talking or just laying there doing nothing, I felt like I was the happiest I’d ever been. My JC always looked out for me no matter what and that’s why I call her the big sister I never had.
At the end of the summer, I received a Brown Ledge ring. This ring means the world to me because it symbolizes every memory (great and small!) of my summer. It stands for the bonds I formed with all of my friends, the countless hours I spent in the barn working with horses, the refreshing coolness of Mallet’s Bay, the sound of the dining hall at dinner when it erupted in song, all the activities that I improved in and the happiness that still burns within me. So, I guess you could say that I love Brown Ledge more than I could ever put into words and I can’t wait to go back next summer.”
Thanks again for your submission, Arden. You can check out Brown Ledge right here to see if you might like it as much as Arden did. As always, thanks for reading!