The counselors were very nice. They always made sure everyone was included. They were never too strict. I loved my counselors who were in charge of me and my six bunk mates. Trust me, you don’t have to worry about the counselors. My counselors rocked. I treasure the moments I had with them. They tried getting to know each of their campers. They made us laugh and always made us feel at home. Counselors rock!
The river and pool were great places to swim. I loved to kayak with friends at the river. We loved doing canon balls at the pool. The river was fun for tubing, kayaking, and a little bit of swimming. You have to choose what to do when you get there. When you are swimming, you can dive for swim toys, play games, and even more. If you are scared about your safety, life guards are in both places. Swimming was one of my favorite things to do at camp. Swimming rocks!
Arts and crafts was another one of my most favorite things at camp. One thing I loved in arts and crafts was making name tags. Every year you go to Camp Capers you get to make a name tag. My counselor has so many because she has been going there since she was my age. We also made dream catchers. Every night I had a good dream. A dream catcher is something that catches your bad dreams and gives you good ones! Arts and crafts rocks!
The games we played there were awesome. The cool part was these were games I had never played before. My favorite games were Human Clue and Safari Jungle. We played all sorts of games like Capture the Flag, Ships and Sailors, and more. At free time, I learned how to hula-hoop with my foot. I even asked my mom to build me a-Square. The games rocked!
The food was very delicious. One of the main things I worried about was the food because I don’t eat fruits or vegetables. But I ended up looking forward to each meal. I loved circle pizza! If you don’t like what they are serving, there is a salad and sandwich bar. We got ice-cream or popsicles for snacks. The food rocks!
One night we had a talent show. Each cabin got to do their own show. We practiced a dance to Footloose, and the song got stuck in my head. Some cabins did hula-hoop tricks and gymnastics. It wasn’t a competition, but it was a fun way to get to be creative with my cabin mates. Talent shows rock!
If you are worried about getting homesick, I promise you won’t. Your days are full of activities, laughter, chapel, and memories. You can write your parents every day if you want to. You can even get care packages and emails. My parents had a note for me every day. I wrote home often. Letters and care-packages rock!
I learned to Walk in Love with God. To me that means I love my family, Jesus, God, friends, and creatures. Through chapel and activities, we learned to be respectful, treat people and things the way you want to be treated, and be kind. Chapel rocks!
Overall, Camp Campers was one of the best experiences I have ever had. If your child is thinking about going, definitely look into it. Talk to a camper who has been to Camp Capers to learn more about it and hear experiences. Come see me, and I can tell you how amazing it was.
Camp Capers rocks! - Amelia Stroff