Jonathan P., Age 14

We did lots of activities at camp, but one of my favorites was the zipline. A zipline is a wire cord running a beginning point to its ending destination. You are put into a harness and then connected to a carabineer which is attached to the wire.

The day of the zipline, I was really worried and scared, but excited at the same time. Several people went before me, and all of them seemed pretty happy with how the zipline was, so I decided that I might as well do the zipline. They strapped me in, and I stepped onto the platform. The ride staff gave a thumb’s up to the staff member at the ending destination. I looked in front of me, and then I stepped off the edge of the platform.

At first, when I flew off the platform, it bumped me in my harness. I went zooming past the ground and trees. It started harsh, but it was fun. I went on it three more times. “It was a thrilling adventure and I want to do it in the future” said my camp leader, Shoga. All in all, the zipline was really fun and I’m going to do it again.