Michelle B., Age 12
Tribe of Issachar

‘Twas a dark and stormy day. We were all sluggish and it was pouring outside. Everyone was sitting in the Mishkan drenched and dead-looking.

Suddenly, Sneezy stepped into the light and said “Camp Gilgal we’re going on a field triiiip!” It was great; we thought it would continue raining but it didn’t! This year we went to a baseball game of the Valleycats vs. Lake Monsters; and let me just tell you, Beardo was the only person who was actually watching the game. However, I was having just as much fun since I was talking and laughing with the people next to me.

I was sitting next to Hoops, Sarah and Isaac, and we were basically just laughing the whole time. It’s times like those that make camp fun because you get to spend time and get closer with people from camp. Because of the field trip, the four of us have a TON of inside jokes.

Okay…fun’s over, the game’s done, Valleycats won (which was very surprising), time to go back to camp, but wait… all of a sudden…BOOM SSS KAPOW! We look up and see beautiful huge fireworks!

They were so close and I wish I could explain how amazing of a moment it was, but it’s just one of those things where you have to be there to understand. Whites, reds, blues, oranges, the sky was bursting with color and the crowd was filled with oohs and aahs.

Basically, I loved the field trip, and it’s one of my favorite memories from camp.