Campers know how to say it best…
On the next installment of our Refer a Camper Blog month, I sat down with campers Walker and Hudson, 7th graders, to talk about another important side of Club Paradise, when campers bring their friends to camp! Hudson and Walker are twin brothers who brought their friend Will with them for his first summer last year. We talked about what that looked like and what they said to convince Will…
Hi Guys! Thanks for sitting down with me. Lets start with the beginning, why did you guys start coming to camp?
H: Our mom went to summer camp! (Very true their mom is a Camp Foley Alum, and attended Foley herself in ’90 and ’91, their older brother Charlie also attended camp for 2 years.)
What are you excited for this summer?
Wakeboarding! (they screamed this unison!)
W: We can’t wait to try out the new boat!!
How did you ask Will to come to camp with you?
H: We have known Will for a long time and after our first summer, (They first attended camp in 2021), we came back having so much fun and asked him if he wanted to come with us.
W: We told Will about the really fun activities and sleeping in the Treehouses. He was excited to try all this stuff.
Can you tell me a memory from last summer, that was made better because Will was with you?
W: Yes! The Cookout was really fun because it was just our cabin together. We got to make jokes and laugh together and make good food. It was really fun!
(Will also got to participate in a root beer float party with Hudson and Walker, and the twins earned Club Paradise mugs to keep in recognition of their great work in helping grow the Foley Family. All our referred campers and campers who referred get to attend this party!)
What advice would you give to other campers trying to get their friends to come?
H: Be nice to them, explain what camp is and what they will get to do.
W: Yeah, tell them there’s no pressure to like it or not, but of course they will love it!
If you could had to convince someone to come to camp in one sentence, what would you say?
W: It’s worth it, I promise!
H: I agree with that! Totally.
Last question! Why should more people know about camp?
H: Because they can have the same experiences as us.
W: They can make new friends and try new activities!
There you have it straight from the campers mouth! Thank you Walker and Hudson for sharing with us and we can’t wait to see you this summer! If you have a friend you want to refer to camp, follow these steps! If you’re not registered for yet, what are you waiting for!