Welcome To Camp Sammy

Hello Fellow Campers!   HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!

Welcome!

Step right up and follow the signs and the park rangers down to our Woods campsite…..we’ll be there for two nights so get settled in.  Make sure and visit all your friends at their tents – there are a LOT of us here and you don’t want to miss out on meeting and greeting everyone!

Zena knows the way to the woods campsite!  She's already run down to check it out - just follow her!!

Zena knows the way to the woods campsite! She’s already run down to check it out – just follow her!!

There are lots of fish in the stream so feel free to catch some – we have fishing permits for everybody!  

Yum!  Fresh (very) fish!!

Yum! Fresh (very) fish!!

If you want to go for a hike, take a buddy or two along and enjoy all the beauty around us here at Pacific Rim National Park.   Don’t forget to take your binoculars and cameras along.

Nature hike anyone??

Nature hike anyone??

There’s lots to do but we also have some “business” to take care of…….what?  Well the poll for “BEST DECORATED TENT” that’s what!   You can vote for more than one on this poll.  Just pick out your favorites and cast your vote.  We’ll have voting TODAY and TOMORROW.  The winner will be announced at the big bonfire on the beach on Tuesday!

We also have the “SCARIEST CAMPFIRE POEM” to vote for.  For this, I’m posting the poems without names – – – it will be a surprise to tell you who got the most votes on Tuesday night!   All you have to do is put the number of your favorite poem in a comment on the blog !      HERE THEY ARE:

CANDIDATE NUMBER ONE

King Kong was an evil GORILLA,
first he killed the poor Godzilla.
With a badly poisoned CANDY BAR
then he runned over her with a racing car.
Instead to play the VIOLIN,
he wolfed it down with glycerin!
But the last piece in his stomach stuck,
the vet called provident the GARBAGETRUCK –
as he trumped loud and very hard-
the piece was removed with a fart.
 
CANDIDATE NUMBER TWO
 

Once upon a time,

On a dark and scary night,

I was feasting on a candy bar,

But something wasn’t right.

I asked my friend Gorilla

If he heard a funny noise.

He said, “Let’s go and check it out.

Just let me get my boys.”

We hopped into their garbage truck

And took a ride around.

Saw fireflies and yellow eyes

But that’s not all we found!

A scary, monster orchestra

With zombies playing flutes,

Ghosts on violin and bass

And skeletons in suits,

Was entertaining werewolves

And vampires and freaks

With howling and growling

And grunts and groans and shrieks! 

CANDIDATE NUMBER THREE

I missed my train and the buses were late,
I didn’t want to miss camping out by the lake
So I hitched a ride with a garbage truck
driven by a gorilla who smelt pretty yuck!

I gave him a candybar in exchange for the ride
And he drove there in a full-throttled glide.
But when he left me at the camping ground
the site was bare, there was no one around.

It was dark and cold and I had no way back
So I’d wait till morning and then start to track
I pitched my tent and settled in for the night
My torch close by and the covers pulled tight.

Sleep was broken by frenzied dreams
Until I was woken up by terrified screams
breath coming short, heartbeat racing,
I headed out, what would I be facing?

The torch battery died and I was lost in the dark
Scared and shaking I gave a hesitant bark.
But no one responded, so I stumbled ahead
into the unknown, my heart filled with dread

But then through the night I heard a refrain
a violin was playing a haunting strain.
Ears pricked up, I followed the sound
until I saw lights ahead high on a mound.

As I got closer, I sighed with relief
for there were my friends surrounded by leaves.
‘I’m so glad I found you, I was filled with fright
I heard the most awful screams in the night.’

‘We heard them too, so we hid up here’, they replied
There’s a beast in the forest who’s out for our hides!’
A movement in the grass drew all our eyes
‘Oh no, here it comes!’ everyone cried.

As the beast drew nearer, we all held our breaths
scared that this creature would soon bring our deaths.
But it wasn’t a monster that we all saw
It was just Easy with a painful thorn in his paw!

CANDIDATE NUMBER FOUR

The forest was dark and quiet

A fire was burning low

The dogs and cats who gathered

Sat round the eerie glow

“ What shall we do now” said Easy

I’ve brought my Violin

Perhaps you’d like to have a dance

Or maybe we could sing

No No , let’s have a story

Said Sammy the cat

It’s Mollies turn to tell one

They all looked to where she sat

Well, it was a cold December day

The pond had frozen over

Lot’s of us were skating round

With me and fat cat brudder

On we went, we formed a line

And I was at the back

Suddenly there was a noise

And I fell through the crack

I heard the cries and frantic screams

All going through my head

It was so cold, I couldn’t move

I knew I’d soon be dead

But then I heard the engine

Of my best friends garbage truck

My Gorrilla pal, old Candy Bar

It was a stroke of luck

Grab a hold, I’ll pull you out

Oh thanks I duly cried

I’d forgotton that my dearest friend

A year a go had died.

CANDIDATE NUMBER FIVE

It was a dark and a grey sort of day,
Like the ones whee always hate,
A group of friends were going camping,
But one of them was running late.
“Sorry,” cried the latecomer in gasps,
Dashing up with just seconds to spare,
Begging they forgive him this time,
As a gorilla had stolen all his underwear.
Now you may well go ahead and laugh,
Oh how his friends, well they certainly did,
But they did not notice they were being watched,
By something which behind a garbage truck hid.
The trip to the site was surprisingly merry,
They all sang as there leader strummed at his guitar,
And one tried out his skills on the violin,
It was so bad they almost jumped out of the car!
When they finally reached the old woods,
Night had already begun to fall,
They set up their tents at top speed,
And set a fire as the air began to cool.
They chatted as they ate their dinner,
Enjoying candy bars and toffee sticks,
And one, the ever hopeful Romeo,
Tried to charm the ladies with his magic tricks.
After one particular failed magic card,
They heard something move in the trees,
“Is it magic?!” asked someone quietly,
“No don’t be silly,” another did tease.
But the rustle continued and got closer,
And the friends moved into a huddle,
Wrapping paws into paws and fur intertwined,
In a very strange sort of a cuddle.
It was a week later when the site was found,
After a ranger wondered why no one had returned,
He was surprised to find the suitcases still there,
But every single special tent had been quite burned.
No one knows what happened to those friends,
But they say if you stand beneath those trees,
You can here them calling for help,
And a eerie rustling sound on the breeze . . .

Remember, put the number of the entry you’re voting for in a comment.  You might THINK you know who wrote these but you won’t know FOR SURE until the awards ceremony Tuesday night!!   The poll will be here tomorrow too…..

So everybody have some fun then met me tonight at the grilling area for a cookout…….

Step right up!  Help yourselves!  There's tables of drinks, veggies, and everything you can imagine!  EAT UP!

Step right up! Help yourselves! There’s tables of drinks, veggies, and everything you can imagine! EAT UP!

AND, after that, you’ll enjoy your first night in the woods in your cozy tents……………Sleep well friends – I’m SO HAPPY YOU CAME TO CAMP SAMMY…………….

Nite Nite All !!  See you tomorrow.......yawn......

Nite Nite All !! See you tomorrow…….yawn……

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68 thoughts on “Welcome To Camp Sammy

  1. Oooh…lots of cleverly decorated tents AND such spooky stories. I think Motor Mommy and me vote for Number 5.
    Have a quiet day today, Sammy. I know I will!
    Love, Sundae

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    • Hi Misaki! So glad you made it here….you had quite a wonderful trip on your way over……..I agree that it’s tough to choose a scariest poem – they’re all wonderful…..thanks for voting though. I’m coming to visit you in your tent so I can play PacMan!! Is that OK?????

      Kitty hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Cody! Mollie’s having a “Doggy Roast”…hahaha. You look very festive for St. Pat’s Day my friend. Love Mr. Patterson’s adorable picture too – especially the fish clouds! 😀 😀 😀

      Kitty Hugs,
      Sammy O’Kimmell

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  2. Oh my word, this is sooooo hard. All the tents look fabulous – how are we supposed to choose. Thank heavens I was able to vote for more than one. Now, for the poems – cruelty deluxe, making us select only one when they are all brilliant. I think I’m going to go for 4 but in fairness, I’ve bounced between all of them. Ok, I’ll stick with 4 just to prevent my brain from exploding.

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    • It’s really tough isn’t it? I agree……the tents are amazing – ALL of them. I’m having fun visiting them all especially the ones with food and games….HAHAHA

      Thanks for voting in the competitions….I know how hard it is to choose that’s why I let people choose more than one tent..!

      Happy St. Pat’s Day
      Irish Hugs, Sammy O’Kimmell

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  3. Oh that’s a hard decision, all tent’s are fabulous. You can watch them again and again and every time you can discover new details – thanks to all campers!!! Thanks to Sammy for the invitiation – it’s just great!!! The poems are so brilliant… hmmm… I think I vote for all … that’s impossible… ok N° 3. Have a wonderful Sunday and a happy St. Paddy’s day to all ;o)

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    • Hi Easy! Thanks for voting – really is SUPER tough to choose isn’t it? That’s why I let people vote for more than one tent if they want to…..hope your Mom’s posterior and eye are better today. 😉

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy O’Kimmell

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  4. Hey Sammy! I love the tent area! Sorry that I’m a little late…I vote for campfire poem three. I enjoyed all of them, but campfire poem three stuck out for me the most! A barbeque sounds nice as a neat night dinner! Here’s a Stay Calm sign I made up (if you didn’t know, these are quite popular in some websites): Keep Calm and Watch the Campfire!

    – Kitty Campin’ Pal, Poka

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    • Hi Miss Sherri-Ellen…..I’ll deliver your message to Nylablue – I’m not sure where she is right now – might be hiking, or maybe she’s napping in her tent…..I do know that she’s having fun though!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy the Camp Counselor

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      • Where is my beloved Nylablue??Please Sammy tell herI love her & I want her to come home after the camping trip is over….my PC has not been working well…..I wish she could call me on the phone, lol….thanks Sherri-Ellen.

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        • Miss Sherri-Ellen I told Nylablue your message. The cell phone signal is not reliable here in the woods or down on the beach but we’ve told her that you miss her and want her to COME HOME!!

          Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  5. I vote Number 3. But I suspect there is a commonality among them all. That Gorilla keeps showing up…hmmmmm. And efurryone is invited to come by my tent I have noms for all, and frisbee s for the woofies and I brought peacock fevvers for the kitties, paw pats, Savannah

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  6. Hi Sammy!
    What a pawsome camp out! Me purrticularly LOVED the scary story #4 and dog howling at the moon contest afterwards!!!
    Happy St Gertrude’s Day (she is the patron Saint of Cats) and St Patricks Day!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    • Hi Nellie! Thanks for voting on the scary poem contest…..I hope you and All red are having lots of good snuggle time in your tent today. We’re trying to respect your privacy….(giggle)!

      Happy Saint Gertrude’s Day to you too My Queenliness
      Kitty Hugs, Sammy O’Kimmell

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  7. Whew! Here’s that case of portabello mushrooms, I promised. Sorry I’m late. Teleportation device is down. Anywho… I vote for poem number FIVE. Wish I could have voted for ALL five but, guess that would have been breakin’ the rules.
    Purrs,
    Nissy

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    • It’s a tough contest – well they are BOTH tough…..you can vote for more than one tent though……….but only ONE poem!!!! Voting continues tomorrow so give it some thought Austin my friend!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Miss Boomdeeadda! Me and my Mom see you around blogville and we’re mighty happy you came by to vote in the scary poem contest. Hope you voted for the coolest tent too! We’re having a blast here at camp. The Hutch boys are all having a lot of fun and meeting new friends too……..

      Thanks for coming by to see us………
      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Bailey…….we had a super fun time at camp and we all hope you’re enjoying Nocturne as well! Did you have a chance to look at that pawsome hat I sent you the link for? It’s purrrrfect for you!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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