Week 1, Assignment Eng 121: English Composition 5/12/14 "Last one to the lake is a rotten egg." When your 8 and your at summer camp everything becomes a race or a game. Who can beat who and what team will win. Camp Edy in NY was my favorite place to go every year and the summer of 1998 was one I could never forget. From horse back riding, to painting, playing sports and swimming and jumping in the lake, summer camp has endless possibilities to the fun you will have.
It was my first time so I was nervous. I didn’t think you would find much in the river cause it a river. Usually you see people on TV scuba diving in an ocean, like on the beaches in Hawaii or anywhere in general. The instructor who was showing us how to scuba told us, since thousands of people from all over come to the river a lot of valuable items are dropped by tubers every day. We put our scuba gear on, and begin the hunt to the river’s floor, to pick up left behind treasures.
nal Tyler Kerth Journal Entry 1 June 07, 2012 Today was one of the few days that I have had off from work. Typically on these day I like to relax just a little bit, but wasn’t the case today. I decided to go out to Hillsdale Lake on one of my friend’s boats and wake and tube. The most fun part of the boat extravaganza was when I was tubing. We would play a game where we dragged two tubes behind the boat and we would try to see how many times we could successfully transfer from one to another.
He had since returned from a deployment to Afghanistan and gotten divorced, so we started the summer off with a weeklong hiking trip, reminiscent of the early summers. It was a great bonding time and my dad seemed more lighthearted than he had in years. We talked a lot about my plans for college and I was hopeful that this trip would be a positive experience. We were to spend the rest of the summer in Eagle Mountain where my dad moved with his new wife. I got a job as a lifeguard at the family pool facility on the military base, working everyday trying to save money for school.
“If I have to wait here one more minute I’m going to start punching babies”. Brittany whined as we slowly made our way through the Splash Mountain waiting line in Disney World, supposedly the happiest place on Earth. However, after the rain, high school drama, and 5 endless days of walking it was starting to be more of a pain then anything. Every other year, like most high schools our Visual and performing arts departments takes a “glorious” spring break trip to the one and only Disney World. According to the itinerary’s handed to our parents it would be a one of a kind learning experience, full of workshops, performances and behind the scenes look at the performing parts of Disney.
At any second, one of the eighty-five recreational swimmers could submerge, and never recover to the surface. It’s up to the lifeguard to make sure that doesn’t happen. When we think of life-saving careers, we picture doctors and police officers-rarely lifeguards. Instead, we envision the Baywatch beach run with the renowned red bathing suit or perhaps a tan teenager slumped in his lifeguarding chair, polarized sunglasses cocked just enough so that his closed lids are visible. As a pool protector, Geena Carey-a friendly seventeen-year-old with a sharp mind and bright smile-can relate.
Derrick Gunn Philyaw English II Honors-Period 4 29 May 2014 Happy Families, by Tanita S. Davis-Second Reflection At this point in the book Ysabel and Justin are half way done with their trip. They discover that they will be having frequent visits to the family therapist the whole spring break. Her name is Dr. Hoeing. After one visit to Dr. Hoeing’s, they go on a camping/rafting experience with their father. This helps the two meet and befriend kids in the same predicament.
The day that happens though, I am going to feel so proud of myself. One thing I usually do practice is using a refillable water bottle. I have not done it since I started college though because my mom buys me the large pack of water bottles. Back at home though, when I went running or went for a work out I had my Nike water bottle. I used the same bottle for high school during my soccer seasons.
It was the best summer of my life. I made a lot of friends, and at the end we got Junior Guard bags, T-shirts, and of course Junior Guard Stripes. This stripe has a lot of sentimental value for me because this is a symbol of the Junior Lifeguard camp. I went through a lot of things at this camp, and I am not going there again, so it can be a very good reminder of time I spent there. This stripe was given to me by the Junior Lifeguard couch.
So during weekends, my cousin would come out to stay with us to get away from the city, she enjoyed swimming we would head to the swimming hole where we pretended to be in the Olympics we would have relay races to see who could get to the other side first. She was a few years older than me, so naturally she was a better swimmer, but I would never give up. During the week I would practice by myself so that when she came the following weekend I would be able to beat her and if I did, I would smile all