We have read all of your amazing stories and viewed every beautiful picture entered for the Summer Camp Story contest. It was very difficult to choose as there were many contenders for the top spot, but we’ve picked our winner!
Amelia is from the UK and was a camp counselor at Gate Hill Day Camp this summer. Her picture tells the story of the “magic of camp” and you can see the pure joy on her face.
Read about Amelia’s story and the magic camp can bring to you:
We use the term “the magic of camp” a lot throughout the summer, in reference to special moments, where you have to stop and take a second to fully appreciate what’s happening, knowing that it will stay in your memory for years to come. This summer I have had so many of these moments, and learnt from them in such a positive way; to be my truest self, And this picture Incapsulates that’s. During our camp olympics I was a representative for the yellow team, I participated in the opening ceremony, cheered on my team in events and participated in the tug of war in front of the whole of camp, which is where the picture was taken. I look at it and remember the kids being so supportive cheering at the top of their lungs for so long whilst the tug of war was happening, that when we won I couldn’t control my happiness, I just had to start jumping, screaming and running over to the kids that were calling my name. That moment is so special to me because, the passion of the kids was so contagious, I couldn’t resist matching it, and that’s “the magic of camp”.
Congratulations Amelia! 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!