Overcoming Fears ~ Life at Camp

Hello friends! Today the campers at Camp Happy Heart got to go down a zipline. But…not everyone was thrilled with that idea. Join Sparkles as she confronts her anxiety about ziplining. Will she go down? Will she not? Find out here! *ahem*, so that intro was fun. This photostory deals a bit with anxiety, which is a mental illness that many suffer with. Lately, I’ve felt the urge to talk about mental health through my blog. I realize that this is a sensitive topic, but my hope is that I can do it in an approachable way. I don’t think … Continue reading Overcoming Fears ~ Life at Camp

A Day At Camp ~ Life at Camp

Hello friends! Today, Oswald is going to show you guys what a typical day here at Camp Happy Heart looks like! *yawns* Good morning guys! It’s a bit early. Counselor Teacup hasn’t even come to wake us up yet, though she’ll probably be in soon. It’s probably seven something. I like to sleep in, but some of my cabinmates(a.k.a. Cam) like to get up early and exercise. He falls back asleep really easily, but I don’t! It’s a little annoying. “Wake up kids! It’s time to get dressed and ready for the day!” Counselor Teacup announces. After Teacup leaves, we … Continue reading A Day At Camp ~ Life at Camp

Prepping For a Surprise ~ Life at Camp

Hello friends! I’ve got a cool post for you today, so enjoy! Just before the campers at Camp Happy Heart awoke, the counselors held a meeting. They did this every morning to plan out the daily events and discuss the needs of the campers. Counselor Peri had a very important announcement. One of her campers had a birthday, and no one knew! The counselors knew there had to be something they could do to make it up to him. A plan was made, and tasks were assigned. “Cloud, we’re going to plan a surprise party for Tye today. Try to … Continue reading Prepping For a Surprise ~ Life at Camp

Last Day of Camp (pt. 2) ~ A Life at Camp Photostory

Hello friends! Here’s the follow-up to yesterday’s post. I hope you like it! It was the last morning of Camp Happy Heart. I rolled over in my bed. Most mornings at Camp, I would burst out of bed, eager to get on with the day’s activities, but not today. Today I would have to go home. Before too long, my cabinmates all gathered to go to breakfast. I decided to go with them, though I didn’t really feel like eating. At the main hall, we all talked about our camp memories. “I don’t want to leave!” I exclaimed. “Me neither,” … Continue reading Last Day of Camp (pt. 2) ~ A Life at Camp Photostory

Last Day of Camp (pt.1) ~ a Life at Camp Photostory

{Claire’s POV} “IT’S TIME TO WAKE UP!” Cherry screamed, right in everyone’s ear. “WAKE UP I SAY!” “But it’s so early,” I groaned. It was early. Our counselor normally came to make sure we were up at 7:45 so that we had enough time to get ready for breakfast. Even though Treasure was known to be a little late sometimes, I didn’t think that was the case today. “It’s the last day of camp!” Cherry sighed. “We have to make the most of what little time we left.” “Oh,” I sighed. I couldn’t wait to go back home. I’d been … Continue reading Last Day of Camp (pt.1) ~ a Life at Camp Photostory

Storms at Camp ~ Life at Camp Photostory

(I didn’t have all my supplies with me to blog, so forgive the photo quality please) {Chip’s POV} Cloud glanced out the window. “It’s still raining!” he pouted. It didn’t rain a whole lot at Camp Happy Heart, but whenever it rained like this, events got cancelled. Today’s event was a nature hike, which I was really looking forward too. “Oh well,” I sighed, slumping on the floor of our cabin. “We might as well try and make the best of it.” “Why don’t you tell the story of that one storm?” Cloud suggested. “That one storm…” I replied. “Yeah, … Continue reading Storms at Camp ~ Life at Camp Photostory

Sparkles has Stage Fright? ~ Life at Camp Photostory

Hello friends! Today Sparkles will be narrating the photostory. Enjoy! Tomorrow, I would have to go on stage and perform as part of the bear band. All of my cabin was practicing for it. None of us were particularly good at anything, we were just playing for fun. But I still seemed to be doing the worst, despite the fact that I’d practiced a lot since last year. Cali was singing her heart out. She would have no problem singing in front of the whole camp. My hands shook as I practiced my cello. Despite my practice, I still played … Continue reading Sparkles has Stage Fright? ~ Life at Camp Photostory

Rainy Day Blues? ~ A Life at Camp Photostory

Hello friends! Today Swirl will be narrating the photostory. Enjoy! I was bored. There was so much stuff that we were supposed to be doing! We’d just gotten back from lunch, so we were supposed to be at our daily event. But, it was stormy. You couldn’t have a shaving cream fight when you might get struck by lightning. So, we’d been sent back to our cabins until dinnertime. “Let’s do something,” Cali sighed. “I don’t want to sit here and do nothing all day.” “I am doing something,” Sparkles groaned. “It’s called reading. But it’s hard to do with … Continue reading Rainy Day Blues? ~ A Life at Camp Photostory