Hey, Camp Aficionados!
We were excited to see so many great entries about the camp experiences of roughly 30 campers’ submissions for the ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest that we held here at Everything Summer Camp. Now we’re excited to post each of your entries right here on the Blog! To follow our seven lucky winners of larger prizes, all other entrants received a $15 gift certificate to our online store! Today’s post is from Madeline S. She wrote in to tell us about her fun summer at Camp Lindenmere. Here’s what she shared with us:
“Hello, my name is Madeline and I am 11 years old. I have attended three different sleep-away camps since I was seven years old. Wow, it’s been quite a journey to finding my preferable sleep-away camp! But, I’ve finally accomplished my intention to find my destiny camp. It started out in 2012, when I attended Camp Raquette Lake in Lake Placid, NY. I was not a big fan of the camp, even though the view was so scenic and my cousins also attended it. The people there were also not genuinely kind people. The next year, my parents sent me to an alternate sleep-away camp called Camp Emerson, in Hinsdale, Massachussetts. I tremendously enjoyed this second camp experience, comparatively to the prior one. My favorite camp activities there were cartooning and video. I still carry memories from those activities to this day. Next year, I returned to Camp Emerson, eager for another pleasant summer. The camp experience itself was similar to last year’s and was extremely fun. In contrast, the only issue I had was when I encountered a girl that wasn’t particularly nice. She was very harmful to me in verbal ways. I spoke to many camp officials regarding these concerns and they spoke to her on plenty of occasions. For some reason, the girl seemed to not be motivated to stop. She just continued her rude behaviors and made my summer completely miserable. Once the summer was over, I decided that two years was enough at Camp Emerson. My family and I talked to multiple camp experts, who suggested a wide selection of possible camps, but one really stuck out to us. The name: Camp Lindenmere. This year, I attended camp Lindenmere and had the best summer of my entire life (so far)! I couldn’t have done it without my best friends and all of the supportive staff that kept me going in some of my rougher moments. Everything there was outstanding—from the food, to the activities, to the staff, to the different departments, it is just the most incredible camp out there. My favorite activities were soccer, flying trapeze, candle-making, gaga, and newspaper. And there’s no doubt about it that I am going back next year! Thanks for reading my camp story and I hope that you enjoyed it!”
It’s great that you finally found a suitable match for yourself in Camp Lindenmere, Madeline. Too bad camp’s thrown you a number of curve balls, but it sounds like you’re in a good place now. Hope your years to come are just as much fun! Maybe Camp Lindenmere is the right camp for you. You can check it out for yourself right here and, as always, thanks for reading!