Hey, Camp Fans!
Looking back on the summer season gives us time to reflect on the fun that was had. We saw great responses for our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest and we’re very excited to post the stories we received on the Blog. All participants receive a $15 gift certificate and seven lucky winners will receive larger prizes of $25, $50, and the grand prize of $100.
Tune in Thursday and Friday to see our other $25 winners. The following week, we continue on Monday and Tuesday for our two $50 winners and then on Wednesday, we’ll announce our top prize, $100 winner. Once our winners have been announced they’ll receive an email with the gift certificate code. And now for the second winner of the $25 gift certificate—drum roll, please….
Emory M.! Congratulations, Emory! You’re our second $25 prize winner! Emory spent some fun summer days at Camp Mystic this year pushing her limits and facing some fears. Read all about it in this excellent entry:
“This was my first summer at Camp Mystic. I was there second term for 30 days. I loved all the new activities I learned, like archery and fishing. I loved how I grew close to all of the new friends I made from places like Japan, California, Florida, and all over Texas.
lI LOVED my Kiowa tribe. Our color is blue. In our tribe, we get to do this thing called Kiowa Serenade. It means we get to walk around the camp and say thank you to the nurses, the heads of the camp and to the people who work in the office. Then they say “Blow out your candles.” Then we run to get our buddy from the other tribe, Tonkawa, and we go down to the waterfront to have chocolate bars and cokes. It is so much fun.
lOther tribe activities are tribe games like deck tennis, steal the bacon, dodgeball, and the all camp relay. We also have campfires and tribe hill nights. Tribe hill nights are a secret because you don’t want the other tribe to know where you go. Your tribe has fun, special secrets and rituals that only the Kiowas or Tonkawas know.
lEvery Sunday we wake up and go to breakfast in our pajamas and have a buffet instead of a regular meal. You can stay at breakfast as long as you want, and then we get in all white clothes and go the the waterfront and sing songs. We also have to write our parents every Sunday to get into lunch, the letters are called “chicken letters.” Lunch is always fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and Blue Bell vanilla ice cream.
lBut my very, very favorite part of camp was the sisterhood of Camp Mystic. I love Camp Mystic, and can’t wait to go back.”
Thanks again for your submission, Emory. We’re happy to hear how much you loved your summer camp experience! For anyone else interested in Camp Mystic, you can check it out right here. And, as always, thanks for reading!