My Cheerio Experience

Screenshot of Grade Taken by Ms. Mack

I’m writing this thank you letter to let you know how much fun I had and to thank you for giving me such an amazing experience. It was my first time at Camp Cheerio, so I was a bit nervous about attending. When I got there, I realized there was no need to be nervous, as I was around amazing Councilors! While there, I enjoyed bonding with friends during the numerous activities and being courageous while pushing my limits. I learned more about myself as a person. While testing my limits, you guys encouraged me to go beyond myself and overcome my fears. For example, on the hike, I was very nervous that someone or I was going to fall down a cliff, thank goodness no one did!

I have three favorite activities, too! My most favorite one was canoeing, my second favorite activity was eating your delicious food, at last but not least, the Spelio Box! Canoeing was a great experience, as I got to bond with my friends Claire Louise and Betsy. With both, we hit a lot of rocks and ended up having to get out of the canoe several times. Your food was AMAZING! My favorite meals were the Turkey Dinner and the Strawberry Shortcake. The cake was light and fluffy, and the strawberries were ripe and very fresh tasting. I’ve never had better cake than that! That feeling when you step into the Spelio Box is like none other. You hop into the box, get on all fours, and prepare to find light in a small, dark space. I was one of the last people out of the box and had to have people show me the way out.

I’d like to thank Mel, the sweeper in canoes (Sorry I forgot your name), and the Cooking Staff! Sweeper, you encouraged Betsy, whom you called Frankie, and I to keep paddling no matter how many rocks we hit or how many times we stepped out into the cold water. Mel, you were just very funny and a lot of fun, especially during Dance Night. Food Staff, your food was SO GOOD. Thank you for providing me with amazing food! I appreciate all the hard work Nurse Sharon put into making sure everyone was safe and had their medication! Overall, thank you all for making Cheerio such an amazing experience!


My Inspirational Quote

Quote by: Lily Photo by: SparkPost

I’m here to tell you about my favorite quote. The quote is, “Don’t just fly, Soar.”. Walt Disney made this quote for the movie, Dumbo. This is my favorite quote because it is not only so powerful and meaningful, but it is also Disney! I think people need to pay attention to the word “Don’t” in this quote. People are always telling what to do. This quote is telling you what not to do, for your benefit. Don’t you dare just fly, you need to soar. Try your hardest and don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do, but what you can. That’s why it is so important to me! Don’t or Do? Do or Die? Those are questions to ask yourself when you look at this quote. It reminds me of people looking down on others and themselves. For example, bullying and telling someone you can’t do that and can only do this. The quote means to me, try your hardest, if it might bring you down with negative energy, don’t listen to others. Be unlimited, don’t fly when you can soar! Speaking of limits, don’t limit yourself and don’t let others choose what you can and can’t do. You are you! You, yourself know what you can do! Stay positive and remember, “Don’t just fly, Soar.”.

The Book of My Summer!

Lily and Dunkin mini-book Drawn by Lily

This book is recommended by Lily Zellman, President, Author, and Musician. The reviewed book is Lily and Dunkin, written by Donna Gephart. The book is a total of 352 pages.

           Tim has always felt unsure about “himself” and “his” love for dresses. Dunkin has a bipolar Disorder. When the two meet, they combine to be an amazing duo. This novel about to unsure eighth graders is intriguing, inspiring, and unique. The aspects of Tim dealing with family acceptance and Dunkin feeling alone without courage, make this novel one you will always remember.

When I finished, I was absolutely shocked. I’d never read such a powerful novel. You should read Lily and Dunkin because of its diversity and empowering message. My favorite quote is, “When you are brave and honest, you make it easier for the next person.”- Dunkin. You would love this book if you like George! I cannot put my passion for this book into words!

Thank you for reading this! I really hope you decide to read this amazing novel!