Before camp started my dad told me that it would be the best summer of my life and it was.  But I didn’t believe him. On the day that we left for camp I was crying like crazy. I was so scared that I went back to the car.  My dad forced me to get on the bus.  On the way there, I was scared but was really exited to see what camp was like.

I had made so many friends within the first week even though I was still really homesick. When I was homesick one of my best friends, Jack, really helped me. By the second week of camp I had already made a ton of friends. When I was sad, they were always there for me. When I was all alone, they would come hang out with me.

Some of the amazing activities are Outdoor Adventure, Arts and Crafts and the lake. I loved Outdoor Adventure because they give you a variety of options that are all really fun. I also loved Arts and Crafts because they give you a variety of options. If you don’t want to do one thing there is always something else to do there. Finally, I love the lake because it took me a while to pass the deep-water test but, once I did, I was able to go in the water and have a great time.

Some of the best memories I have had in camp was once, when it was raining, we all went to the football field and played a game of ultimate football in the rain. When we were done, we went sliding in a huge puddle.

I also really enjoyed Friday night Shabbat services and dinner.  I love doing Shabbat services outside where everyone can sing.  And there’s so much food.  Cantor Bill makes it so much fun.

Anyone considering a sleepaway camp should come to Camp Poyntelle.  The kids are friendly, the activities are fun and the Jewish spirit is so nice.

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