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“Boom…bop…boom…bop!” That’s the sound I made when I hit the snare drum at my camp’s visiting day performance. Camp has made me so many positive impacts in my life, for example, I learned the phenomenal drums. During camp I participate in so many activities. I also had the chance to learn different games and activities. I made new and strong friendships and learned how to be responsbile when it comes to being organized. Without camp I wouldn’t be the person I am today.
First of all, I got ten times better at soccer which I had already been playing for four years! Every day for about an hour I would play soccer. All the other kids were three of five years older than me. It really taught me how to toughen up after getting used to the skilled players. The soccer season after camp I was a top player on my team. I scored at least ten goals the whole seasons when usually I’d only get two or three.
Second, I met so many new friends. In fact, I met so many friends I didn’t even get to request all of them to be in my bunk for next summer! I love to visit my friends even though the live four or five hours away. Being at a camp reunion is like winning the lottery! Whenever I had free time no matter what I’d be competing in a mean game of Uno on the bunk porch. In my free time at home I play a mean virtual game of Uno through messaging. It’s super fun even though I lose every time!
Third, I became so much neater and now my things are far more clean and organized. Our bunk was super small and I knew it wouldn’t be fair if I was the reason our bunk was a total mess! Every day we would get a score for our bunk clean up which got me very motivated to clean and neaten my area. Plus I didn’t want to lose anything. (Unfortunately, I still lost half my bedding and my rain coat.) Now, at home I have been much more careful about making a mess or organizing my belongings. Recently, I tidied my desk and made it look spotless! Before camp it looked as if a bomb went off.
Last, I tried so many new activities that I would never have the opportunity to try at home. I also played games such as gaga, soccer, and kickball against other camps. Something I never thought I would do is ride a dirt bike through the forest, which I rode at camp! It was extremely fun and entertaining! My favorite activity I did at camp though was swing on the flying trapeze upside down. I looked like a monkey swinging through trees or a bird soaring through the sky. I also learned to play drums. Everyday I would go with a few of my friends to a place at camp called Rock Shop. At Rock Shop we would play and write music. We even wrote the song that we performed on visiting day for our families. That’s how I found my passion for drums. I still take drum lessons once a week.
Camp changed me. I improved at soccer, I made so many amazing friends, learned how to be clean, neat, and organized, and best of all I was able to try so many new activities! I am so lucky I had the experience of going to camp. I will never regret those fantastic three weeks. Overall, camp made me a better person. It affected my left in a very positive way.