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Most Love Summer Camp But Not All

Summer seems like a distant memory to most of us – but not 10-year-old Hannah Ellis. When she talked about summer camp, words exploded like a popcorn kernels in a microwave. Breathlessly, she listed her favorite things about her time at Camp Sweyolakan. “I like swimming in the lake, and spending the night and being outdoors and hiking in the woods!” She paused to catch her breath. “They feed you breakfast, lunch and dinner – it’s good food! And we sing songs before every meal and during the day”/Cindy Hval, Washington Voices. More here. Also (by Cindy): Girl, her family get Starlight treatment.

Cindy: Okay. I have to say I was a camp-hater. I hated sleeping in cabins with a bunch of girls. I hated swimming in the seaweed-filled lake. I hated the food. I hated arts and crafts. But. Most kids LOVE camp, so it's cool that there are programs like this to help them.

Question: Did you enjoy summer camp?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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