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Camp Essay

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I woke with a start. Today was the day. I was going to camp. I had been waiting for days. Camp Smokey is a 4-H camp and it was for seven days. I had packed and repacked my suitcase eight times the night before. I was ready. My mom and I got into the car and the bats in my stomach started flying around. I couldn’t stop fidgeting! I was too excited! When my mom and I arrived at the camp, I saw how I was going to be living for the next seven days. There were four cabins; two long big ones and two shorter ones. They were beautiful. Inside the cabins were bunk beds for the campers. I said my goodbyes to my mom and went to sign in. Once you signed in you could go to one of the cabins and pick what bed you want. I went to the smaller cabin because it looked more inviting. I sat my things down on my bed and went to the flags poles where everyone was playing duck, duck, goose. I quickly sat down and started playing. Even though there were a bunch of campers, boys and girls, playing I was picked quickly. I almost caught the girl but was still not close enough. I was now “it,” going around the circle of campers, tapping them, “Duck, duck, duck, duck, GOOSE!” I yelled. I started running and turned around to see how far away the boy was, but before I knew it I was on the ground, lying on my back, with a horrible pain on my head.“Are you okay?” He asked. I looked up and that’s when I met my best friend Zak. What had happened to me was I ran into a tree while looking back. I didn’t like duck, duck, goose for the longest time. So the camp director called us all to the fire pit once everyone was signed in. We were separated into groups and luckily Zak was in my group. Mrs. Cara started explaining the camp rules but Zak and I weren’t listening, we were too busy stomping on ants. When she was done explaining the camp rules Mrs. Cara was assigning each group two camp councilors, they were just teenagers though. My group got Alex and Kate. For the rest of the day we were supposed to be getting to know everyone in the group, but our group decided to just talk to anyone in the group. So of course Zak and I were talking and I met his friend Matt. Alex, our camp councilor, and Zak are best friends even though Alex was a year older than Zak, so Alex hung out with Zak, Matt, and I most of the time. I found out I had a lot in common with them all. The next day I found out that we would be learning how to ballroom dance. Yeah, me and dancing? You’ve got to be kidding me. When we walked in the councilors split us up; boys on one side, girls on the other and then Kate and Alex did the waltz together to demonstrate. I was extremely nervous I was going to kill someone. The councilors had to teach each one of us; Kate teaching the boys, and Alex teaching the girls. So of course Alex decided to make me learn first. I was so mad at him, but at least I could step on his feet. At first I had to keep looking at my feet. It...

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