Summer: A Poem

Photo Credit: Varun Kapoor

Photo Credit: Varun Kapoor

Long days, short nights

Walking Barefoot

Playing with kites

 

Going to Camp

Staying out late

Meeting with friends

Fishing with bait

 

Doing what you please

Climbing up trees

Going to the beach

Not having to recite a long, long, long, long speech

 

Cinnamon bun

Water gun

Midnight sun

That long run

 

Hamburger bun

Tanning under the sun

Having fun

Until summer’s done

 

Going on a family vacation

Touring the nation

Playing games outside

Eating foods that are fried

 

Swimming in a lake

Stuffing your mouth with cake

 

Not an old plumber

Not a big fat bummer

But Summer

Summer.

 

Why Camp Dudley is the Best Camp in the World

Up on Lake Champlain, on the New York side, resides a camp that has been running for over 125 years.  It’s name is Camp Dudley.  It is an all boys camp that only does sports but has a great theater program as well.   With 250 acres of land and waterside property, Camp Dudley offers boys opportunities that they would never have at home.  When you arrive at dudley all you get is smiles, nobody judges you if you can’t do something and everybody is encouraging.  All these things show why Camp Dudley is the best camp ever.


With 250 acres of land and over 125 years of experience the Camp Dudley counselors have got the right idea on how to run a camp.  With kids starting when they are nine, it is sometimes their first time being away from home.  The counselors know exactly how these kids feel, most of them having gone to Dudley as a camper before becoming a counselor.  With all those acres of land Dudley also gives kids opportunities to do things they never would have a chance to do, and a safe environment to do them in.  Learning new things is a everyday activity, there are specialists for every activity waiting to help you.  Being right on Lake Champlain you do things like sailing, fishing, swimming and kayaking.  To catch a 5 pound bass was always one of my dreams, at dudley I was able to catch it along with other fish.  You can also participate in rifle and archery.  I had always wanted to fire a real gun and was able to when I went to Dudley.  Being assigned to a sports team in which you spend a lot of time with teaches kids teamwork and how to be competitive but still have fun.   Continue reading