So many people love the Summer for many reasons. You get to go swimming, you can have ice cream, you get a few months off from school and you get to travel. Molly McIntire the Historical American Girl Doll enjoys her summer at a sleepaway camp called Camp Gowonagin. I enjoyed going to sleepaway camp, too. From 2012 to 2016, I went to a sleepaway camp called Summit Camp.
While AG Molly and I both enjoy sleepaway camp, her experience is different from mine because she went to summer camp in the 1940s. Back in the 1940s, there wasn’t a lot of technology like there is today. When Molly was at sleepaway camp, the only way she could keep in touch with her family was by writing a letter which depending on where it was being sent to, takes time to reach its destination. Today, you can use a computer and send an email and it doesn’t take a lot of time to get to the person you’re sending it to. Another difference is that back in the 1940s, most camps didn’t allow boys and girls to be in the same camp. Today, most camps allow that.
Sleepaway camp is fun because they provide so many activities. While Molly is at camp, she gets to go swimming, hiking, canoeing, and even singing. She even plays capture the flag with her friends. While Molly is at camp, she has her Camp Gowonagin Uniform aka Camp Outfit, Saddle Shoes, Camping Equipment, Capture the Flag Gear, her Pup Tent, her Sleeping Bag, and her Camp Tent.
While I was at sleepaway camp, I got to go swimming, kayaking, hiking, play sports, perform in camp shows, feed the animals, go to amusement parks, bowling alleys, and movie theaters, but my favorite thing about my sleepaway camp is that there were counselors from different parts of the world including, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Argentina, South Africa, Kenya, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, France, Iceland, the United Kingdom which includes England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales; Ireland, Czech Republic, Israel, Russia, India, Australia, and New Zealand. I loved meeting people from around the world.
Molly and I both really enjoy sleepaway camp. We both feel like it helps us get outside, meet new friends, and love creating summer camp memories.
If you are interested in visiting us and see the work we do at Girl AGain as part of our training program with Yes She Can, we are located at 4 Martine Ave. Store 2B in White Plains, NY.
You can call us at 914.358.1460 for more details, or go to GirlAgain.com to schedule your visit.
By: Sarah Feingold
Yes She Can Trainee
Awesome essay Sarah!
You really made me remember what I loved about Camp.
So proud of you
Rebecca dulit says
Woohoo Sarah. I love your blogs. And from visiting you many years at Summit Camp I know how it was totally your HAPPY place. Love Mom