I woke up and couldn’t believe it was my last day at camp! I was so nervous coming to camp for the first time, but now I can’t believe it’s over. I got out of bed, brushed my teeth, and ran over to Tucker Inn to help set the Tweedle Doe table. Breakfast was eggs, hashbrowns, and biscuits and I ate everything on my plate! Mom would be so proud. After breakfast we headed to the lake instead of the chapel. I was a little confused, but my counselor explained to me that today was Sunnyside Chapel. I look up to the Sunnysiders so much. They all sat on the dock and read a bible verse and sang songs. When they were done, they jumped in the lake. I can’t wait until I’m old enough to be a Sunnysider!

First period came and I walked with my new best friends to PAWS. The little puppies are so cute; I think this was my favorite class this Summer. Then for second period I ran over to tennis. Since it was our last day, we got to play games the entire class period. I even won the game called Jail in tennis class! After tennis I went to play in Tweedle creek for a little bit before lunch. One of my friends told me that she got to make smores in Backpacking class! I was so jealous. The lunch bell rang and we were so surprised to smell Pizza! It’s my favorite meal at Merri-Mac and I ate 4 whole pieces! I got to talk to all of my friends about what they did in their final day of classes. One of them climbed the traverse wall in Climbing class and another one hit a bulls eye in Archery. A couple of them were also telling me how they got to play World Cup in soccer.

After lunch I waited for Trading Post. I’m going to miss Trading Post so much when I go back home. I decided to get a blue Gatorade and skittles today. I was the 8th person in line, so I had a lot of free time to hangout with my friends afterwards. I then went to 3rd period. I’m so glad that I had swimming because it was SO hot today at camp. When I got to Swimming class the counselor said that it was free day on the lake which meant we could do whatever lake activity we wanted! I decided I wanted to go on the Blob for the first time ever. I was a little nervous, but everyone said I could do it. It took me 5 minutes, but I finally jumped off onto the big, green and white striped blob. It was so fun! I can’t wait to tell my parents what I did. After swimming class I dried off and went to Cooking. In cooking we got to make soup and bread. It was really yummy. When 4th period ended I headed back to Tweedles to get in the shower line. I took a quick shower and headed over to Tucker Inn to wait for the dinner bell. For dinner we had Chinese food. We then sang our cabin song for the last time. I think I know the Tweedle song by heart now.

After dinner we headed up to the TP for white feather. Girls from junior camp, intermediate camp, and senior hill all got promotions. Also, a really cool Sunnysider got named Ava F. got White Feather! After white feather was done we did Final Campfire. Two counselors went through what we did in these past two weeks and we also sang some songs. Every cabin got to then stand up and say a “Remember when….”. Ours was really funny. After that the Sunnysiders gave out their Suns. Apparently Suns are a really special thing that Sunnysiders give to people who have greatly impacted them at camp. We then got together with our tribe and headed to Lake Dorris for Lakeside. It then started to thunder and lightning so we couldn’t have Lakeside. I’m really going to miss Camp Merri-Mac too. My counselors then announced that it was time for me to go back to my cabin. When we got back to Tweedles, I got all of my friends to write down their names and addresses so I can write them over the school year. I’ve made so many new friends this year and I can’t wait to see them again next year. Camp Merri-Mac, I love you!

Love, a Tweedle Doe camper

Larkin Stroud, Dreams Begin counselor