Olivia, Age 10 West Sand Lake Elementary

My first day at Camp Cedarbrook was awesome. When we got on the road of camp, we could not find it. So we ended turning around and finding it. We finally found the right place and a parking space. Next we went to sign me in. There was somebody handing out name tags, so I grabbed mine. Then we got in line and they asked my mom and dad if i needed any medication. My mom said, "nope!" Then some adult checked me for lice and said I had none. Then they took my picture with a weird background. At the next table they gave me a map of camp and told me I was in Cabin Cedar. So we eventually found my cabin. I chose top bunk in the left corner of the cabin. Celeste, my friend from school came in and laid on her bed. That's when I realized that the covers to the windows opened, so now I had a ton of shelves. Since I had finished unpacking, I grabbed lunch from under the tent and found a place to eat. So, I went for the tallest rock, climbed and bit in to my juicy burger, and if felt like I belonged there. And I did. When I finished my lunch, I went to play tetherball with Celeste. Of course I won. Then I stepped on a stick and heard a crack. So, I bent down and saw a really sharp stick and asked my dad if I could keep it, and he said I could keep it, but only if he brought it home, so I couldn't hurt anyone. Then my counselor Perry told me to get in line. I did, and then the other campers were in a line with their counselor. My other cabin-mates were line behind me.

The camp director came out. Her name was Ellie and she always has sunglasses on and a hat.  She talked for a while and then told us to get in the circle. I was confused but in a circle.  My other bunkmates were confused along with me. Then Ellie introduced some counselors and they high-fived everybody which meant that I had some sore hands when she introduced all of the counselors, nurse and photographers. So when it was gone I said goodbye to my mom, sister, brother , and dad. Dad took a picture of me, then left.  Then we went to the cabin and waited for the last camper to show up. She's in our cabin and she is from Bronx. We helped her unpack and settled in. Then Ellie made an announcement, and said that the pathfinders group, which is my group of kids, to go to the craft shack for a tour. The tour was okay, but my friend already showed me around. Then we went to the dining hall and got our dinner, which was chicken and rice. When we were done we sang "happy birthday" to Georgia who is in my cabin. We have two Georgias, so don't get them confused. Then we had dessert which was ice cream sandwiches and then we went to play games near our cabin. The games were so fun, and I wanted to keep on playing, but we had to go to bed. Then we got in our pjs and went to the bathrooms to brush our teeth. When I went up the stairs, I stepped on a mousetrap, and it hurt. It was really crowded near the sink, so each sink had two or three girls. then we went back to our cabins and prayed, read a bible verse, and fell asleep.

Lucas, Age 9 West Sand Lake Elementary

K, age 11, was playing video games when he heard, “Thunk! Thunk! Thunk!” There was a man at the front door. K opened the door. The man said, “Hi, I’m S, and I’m here to ask you if you would like to be a teleportation device mechanic. The money is good.” “Um, sure.” said K. Two days passed and his first day was here. K went to work. As he opened the door he saw S. S told K, “You, can you work on that one teleporter over there? We’re trying to get to New York City in 2019.” K said, “Wow, that’s a really long time ago.” K walked over to the huge machine when all of a sudden it turned on! K woke up and he was on the observation deck of the Freedom Tower. “Wow, what’s this big building? And why are there cars on the ground?” said K as a kid walked towards him and asked, “Do you like the view?” K said, “Yeah, I guess its ok. And also who are you.” “I’m Ben,” said the kid. K said, “What the heck kinda name is Ben? Where I am from we all go by one letter names.” “What do you mean, where are you from?” said Ben. K said, “I’m from billion, what year is this?” Ben replied, It’s 2019!” K wasn’t sure how to get down from the top of the tower, so he asked Ben. “How do you get down from this place” said K. “Uh an elevator,” said Ben. “ Do they not have elevators in the future or something?“ asked Ben. “No we teleport from place to place.” said K. “Oh nice joke,” said Ben. “ Well I got to go,” said Ben. “Oh ok,” said K and then K followed the signs to the elevators. K made his way down the FReedom Tower and out onto the street. When K was walking down the street, he saw a man that looked familiar. K tapped the man’s shoulder and the man turned around and said, “HiK.” K was shocked that the man knew his name. K asked the man, “How do you know my name and can you help me get home.” The man said, “ Oh I see, but you have to help me with something first.” “Ok,” said K. The man said you have to help me find my child. His name is Ben.” “OK, I can do that,” said K and then K left to start looking for Ben. K saw Ben in the streets and he was with his mom. K leaped from the shadows and grabbed Ben and brought Ben back to the man.

“I see you’ve gotten Ben, said the man. Well a deal’s a deal, I’ll help you get home,” said the man. K said, “Wait! Ben,” said the man Well a deal’s a deal, I’ll help you get home.” said the man. K said, “ Wait! How do you know who am I am? But before the man could answer K was teleported back home.

Annabella Age 9, Pleasant Valley Elementary

Dear Mom and Dad, thank you for all of my stuff you got me, thank you for my birthday gifts and for bringing me to school and [giving] me clothing and shoes, I will see you when I get out of school, thank you again. Love: Bella (I love you Mom and Dad