We have read all of your amazing stories and viewed every beautiful picture entered for the Summer Camp photo contest! It was very difficult to choose as there were many contenders for the top spot, but we’ve picked our winner!
Lucie is from the UK and was a camp counselor at Pierce Camp Birchmont this Summer! We felt that her picture embodied the heart of Summer Camp – friendship, happiness, and of course fun!
We also asked everyone who entered our photo contest to enter a corresponding story about their Summer experience on the J1 program. Here is what Lucie had to say:
The simplest way to describe my summer with the J1 Camp Program would be to call it the most extraordinary time of my life! Not only did I embark on a new adventure, I discovered parts of the world I’d never seen before, made life long friendships, and most importantly, made memories that I will treasure forever! My photo tells the story of my summer because it’s one that will always bring enormous warmth to my heart. It was captured at a moment when a co-counsellor and I celebrated our camp having taken part in a ‘Spirit Day’ and it was this very day that made me so thankful for the experience I was having. I was beyond proud of our campers for their commitment, sportsmanship and encouragement of one another all throughout the day, and was ecstatic that I was able to take part in such a wonderful experience. I specifically remember thinking to myself that I was so lucky to be working with such amazing people, both counsellors and campers, and that I was beyond honoured to be a part of the amazing family that I’d found at Camp Birchmont. This summer story will always be a treasured memory of mine, held very dearly in my mind!
Congratulations Lucie! We hope you enjoy your new iPad!
Thank you to everyone who entered their picture and shared their story with us! It was a pleasure to hear about your experiences! Don’t forget to follow us on instagram @iena_inc to see if your photo/story is highlighted!