Rico stays a surprise week!

Hey, Camp Fans!

The ‘Share Your Camp Story’ drawing here at Everything Summer Camp was a success! With an awesome response of nearly 30 entries, we’re happy to publish each one right here on the Blog! After our seven lucky winners, everyone else who submitted received a $15 gift certificate to our online store—so really everyone who submitted was a winner! Today’s post includes Rico L.’s camp story about his summer days at an n2 Overnight Camp:

“I am an only child so going away to camp was hard for me, especially not knowing anyone. My mom didn’t want me to worry about camp. She just told me it would go by quick and that I would make lots of friends. Well, originally, my mom told me 2 weeks which was fine at first. BUT when I got to camp and they told me “Well, this is going to be the best 3 fun-filled weeks,” I started to tear up!..my mom had signed me up for 3 weeks and didn’t know it. I was sad the first week, because I didn’t think I belonged or fit in. But it was my counselor and my camp mates that made me feel better. The first week was my birthday, I thought then I could have escaped and get to go home, to celebrate my birthday. Nope!! But I was happy that I got to talk with my parents on the phone. The best part was when the counselors woke me up at 1:00 am to celebrate my birthday, which made me feel even better. After this I knew I wanted to stay! We had cake and CANDY!! 12:00am birthday cake is always the best!YES SUGAR! My counselor and friends made me feel special. The best part about camp is the FREEDOM. We got to choose what we wanted to do each day. I like playing Rico shoots hoops with his camp friendsbasketball, which I played a lot with my friends. I actually had fun at camp, I am looking forward to next year and told my mom to sign me up for 4 weeks this time!”

Thanks again for your submission, Rico! Glad to hear that you stuck it out despite the surprise extra week you had. Though I was unable to find which specific camp Rico attended, it sounds like n2 overnight was great for him! And, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

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