Hi Everyone. It’s me, Bellamine and I have some photos of camp I would like to share with you.
One of the things we all liked to do at camp was go hiking. There are several really great trails where we could choose to hike. One of Bitsy and my favorite trails was the one that went into Fern Gully. Fern Gully is a bee-u-tee-full area where really big ferns grow everywhere. Mom would have loved it. We climbed up on some of the really big ones and scooted under one and hid from Wendy and Clarissa for a while but when they didn’t even look for us we decided it was kind of creepy under there and Bitsy is really scared of bugs. I’m only a little bit scared of bugs but then I got to thinking that snakes might like hiding under those big ferns so we didn’t hide under them anymore.
Here’s Bitsy sitting on one of the ferns.
Here I am standing on a really big fern. Ferns are easy to climb up on when you're a great climber like me.
Bitsy decided to join me up here on this really big fern. She's a good climber too.
There are trees everywhere at camp because Camp Good Bear has forests and woods all around it. I know that bears are natural tree climbers but we don’t have a lot of trees at the North Pole and the ones we do have are all Christmas trees and we're not supposed to climb those so it was a new experience for my sisters and me.
Here I am starting my first climb. It's hard to climb this kind of tree because there isn't anything to get ahold of. Some of the other bears climb the trees that have bark but I was afraid I'd tear my romper and my mom would have been really upset.
I'll tell you a secret if you promise not to tell my mom. Most of the time at camp we ran around B-A-R-E. We were bare bears. Yep, just wore our bear skins. Hehehehe!!! It's the best way to go swimming in the lake and we went swimming every day because it was so warm and the lake was so cool.
Here I am again half way up. I had to keep my eyes closed because I’m afraid of heights.
Here I am as far up as I dared to go. It was really high up and when I opened my eyes to see how high up I was I got scared and couldn’t climb back down for a while until I got my nerve up and then I came down really fast. It’s a good thing there was a big ol' fern at the bottom because it softened my landing.
Since we got home we’ve been telling the other bears about all of the things we did at camp and now most of them want to go next year. The boys want to learn to fish and they want to learn how to paddle a canoe and they want to go to Fern Gully and climb trees. They want to sit around the camp fire and listen to scary ghost stories and have s'mores. Who wouldn't want to do all of those things? I know I want to go again next year.
Clarissa, Wendy and I have enough stories to last for weeks so we’ll be taking turns telling you about our adventures and showing you some of the photos we took. Although I miss being at camp and being with all of my friends I'm kind of happy to be home too. I missed my family and my friends who live here. I've already made plans to spend the night at Dory's house on Friday. I hope all of you have been having a nice summer because it's almost over and school will be starting back up next week.