Camp Talk Summer Camp

50 Thoughts Every Camper Has on Their First Day of Camp

By Stacie Hoppman May 8, 2015

The first day of summer camp is often much anticipated and awaited. However, if kids are honest, they are probably a little nervous about it, too. Lots of thoughts and feelings flood the minds of everyone who journeys down the camp road for their first day of camp. Here are 50 thoughts we think every camper has on their first day. Have more to add? Let us know in the comments!

  1. This is going to be the best week ever!
  2. I wonder if my friends will be here?
  3. I wonder who my counselors will be?
  4. I hope I get a top bunk.
  5. Why does it seem to take forever to get to the end of the road?
  6. I forgot how much walking you do at camp.IMG_9494
  7. I can’t wait for GaGa ball!
  8. What will the t-shirts look like this year?
  9. Oops, I think I forgot (insert item here).
  10. This year I’m going to pass the swim test.
  11. Dinner smells wonderful.
  12. I wish my mom would stop hugging me so much.
  13. Do I really have to carry my bags all the way there?
  14. Good, this camp has flushing toilets.
  15. Will I ever be able to remember everyone’s names?
  16. The swimming pool would feel good right now.
  17. I’m not going to miss my parents at all.
  18. Okay, maybe I’ll miss my parents a little.
  19. The outdoors smells so fresh.IMG_0515
  20. When do I get to go creek stomping?
  21. I hope it doesn’t rain.
  22. Ugh, please mom and dad, don’t say anything dorky in front of my counselor.
  23. I’m definitely not going to miss (insert sibling’s name here).
  24. Okay, maybe just a little bit.
  25. I want to buy everything in the camp store.
  26. Segways would be a nice addition to camp.
  27. Yep, my counselor is awesome.
  28. Hi, people I don’t know. By the end of the week, we’re going to be best friends.
  29. What’s for dessert?
  30. Feeling a little nervous. Just smile big.
  31. Okay, that person looks like they would make a good friend.
  32. That camp director guy with the beard looks a little crazy.
  33. I hope we play Romans and Christians this week.
  34. All right mom and dad, you can go now.
  35. I really hope no one in my cabin snores.IMG_0465
  36. Look! A frog!
  37. Can I live a week without my cell phone?
  38. Dizzy bat…my favorite game.
  39. Singing together around a campfire. This is definitely the best part of camp.
  40. When was the last time I laughed this much?
  41. I forgot how many stars you can see at camp.
  42. I’m too excited to even think about sleeping.IMG_9169
  43. I can’t wait for tomorrow.
  44. Wow, the cicadas are really loud.
  45. Go to the meadow!
  46. I want to win at 9-Squre at least once this week.
  47. I wonder what new things we’ll do this year.
  48. I wonder if my parents miss me yet.
  49. This is going to be the best week ever.
  50. I love camp.