By Summer Smith

Team iC’s Summer Smith was a happy camper at Woodward this summer! She shares what and who made her week at Woodward one of the best yet!

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Camp Woodward is such an amazing place!

You can’t help but smile the whole time you’re there. I had been looking forward to going back ever since I left last summer. After a long drive from Georgia with one of my teammates, I was so excited to get to my cabin (15A) to find out who I was rooming with for the week. Of course, everyone was so nice, and I was so happy to meet new friends and room with some of my old friends.

I couldn’t wait to get in the gym!

My coaches for the week were Jimbo and Zack. If you have ever had the privilege of working with them, you know how encouraging they are to each of their athletes. They both really helped me with some new skills that I have been working on, and they also helped me with making my old skills cleaner. I took advantage of the opportunity every time the gym door was open. Also, Victor and Kristen Rosario, owners of Top Gun, were there, and we worked with them on drills! They made it so fun. Everyone knows that drills builds skills! I love being able to work hard but have fun at the same time. That’s what makes Woodward so special! There is always someone cheering you on while you are working on skills.

Of course I didn’t just stay in the gym! Camp Woodward has so many other activities to offer as well. My friends and I made frequent trips to the Canteen to get ice cream, and we had such a blast on the water slide. Another fun thing we did together was tie dyes shirts. We spent a lot of time hanging out in each other cabins being crazy. I ate lots of quesadillas and s’more paninis. They are definitely my favorite things to eat at Camp Woodward.

The night before we left, at the campfire, I took lots of pictures with my friends. We all talked about how, next year, we are going to make sure we all come again on the same week.

I love that every time I go to Woodward, my circle of friends continues to grow. I am so grateful to Camp Woodward and Inside Cheerleading Magazine, for giving me such a great experience!

I am definitely a happy camper!

– Summer, The Stingray Allstars Green

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