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Happy Back to School from Cabin 11!

I think it is safe to say that by now everyone is “back to school”!  As much as we would like to stretch out summer as much as possible, somehow those lazy days quickly turn to carpools, backpacks, homework, extracurricular activities, and counting the days until camp begins once again!

Throughout the upcoming year, each month will have a blog that is “sponsored” by a different Towering Pines cabin from the Summer of 2017.  Each camper wrote his “best moments at camp”…here is a little more about Cabin 11 (Seneca)!

What was the highlight of your summer?

Iker: improvement in all of my activities

Luis: the 16 & under soccer game and mixed doubles tennis with Woodland

Julian C: I got to come here and make friends and have fun

Matt: learning to wind surf

Neil: Olympics, Gold Rush, and Woodland/TP Fairs

Rodrigo: I had a lot of fun at every activity, and I tried my best at the soccer gam against Red Arrow

Finn: Being able to ride horses and skin dive every day and being able to hang out with my friends

Ben: when I tried to get up on slalom for the first time and did it on the first try

James (CIT): spending time with my cabin

What are some ways you were able to enjoy just being a kid and getting to play at camp?

Iker: being able to do what you like to do

Luis: having as much fun as I can at every activity

Julian C: camp was fun and exciting

Matt: being able to try new things

Neil: participating in Sunday theme days and making more friends

Rodrigo: playing soccer with my friends, laughing with my friends at every activity

Finn: getting to ride every day, which is one of my favorite activities

Ben: getting to ski, shoot and skin dive every day

James (CIT): hanging out with friends

What is an achievement for which you are most proud?

Iker: being in top place for TP Ladder (tennis) and being considered to be a good shooter

Luis: getting “catch of the day” for fishing and passing to Level 4 in instructional swim

Julian C: I got to learn to sail and ride horses

Matt: getting my Blue Yoeman

Neil: I learned how to wind surf

Rodrigo: improving my skiing and tennis

Finn: passing Level 5 in instructional swim and getting to be in the advanced horse show

Ben: learning to slalom and passing to standing in riflery

James (CIT): getting “skin diver of the year”

What is something you learned about yourself this summer?

Iker: I have my limits, and I am quite good at breaking them

Luis: to enjoy every day as much as possible

Julian C: that when I try, I am actually pretty good at what I am doing

Matt: I can do anything I put my mind to

Neil: If I try things, I can get better at them

Rodrigo: I can be good at anything, I just have to try hard

Finn: I love riding and being away from home for a few weeks in the wilderness

Ben: sometimes I get in my head and just have to relax and move on

James (CIT): I worked to expand my friend group this year