Essay Contest

Greetings!

Sherwood Forest Summer Camp is a place where young folk aged 7-15 can have a chance to step away from electronics, meet other kids their age, and be in an environment where it is “cool” to play D&D, be on stage, excel at creative activities, and wear odd clothes.  Each year we receive letters from parents who are thrilled with how things went for their campers and how much they have come out of their shells.

In 2015, we began a tradition of holding a fall essay contest in order to gather the thoughts of our campers.  We hear from numerous parents at the conclusion of each camp season, but campers don’t really have a way to contact us directly.  This was a way of getting their thoughts directly as well as encouraging them to use their writing skills while thinking fondly of Sherwood.

2016 Essay Contest Winners

Without further ado, here are our winners from the 2016 summer camp season!

Dragons (age 7-9)

Knights (age 10-12)

Druids (age 13-15)

1st Place


Trinity D.

Lucy N.

Xander P.

2nd Place


Lily R.

Daisy H.

Julia M.

3rd Place


Gunnar-Edward O.

Carys B.

Ian M.

 

Several Sherwood Forest Faire artists provided prizes for our winners. We would like to thank them here, and we hope that you will offer them your patronage in response to their generosity.

2016 Sponsors

The Flying Hun

The Gem Stone Mine

Highland Armory

IvyMoon Designs

Life Tree Leather

Magpie’s Trick

Whimsy’s Muse

Visker & Scrivener

Flint Stoneware

Tarot by Woodsong



2015 Essay Contest Winners

Here we have the winning 9 entries – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place from each age group – from our 2015 campers!  We hope you enjoy their ruminations.

Sea Dragons (age 7-9)

Knights (age 10-12)

Druids (age 13-15)

1st Place


Porter P

Lexi M.

Gabriel B.

2nd Place


Avery H.

Lucy N.

Xander P.

3rd Place


Carys B.

Ian M.

Savannah D.

 

2015 Sponsors

The Flying Hun

Gypsy Pirate Shop

Highland Armory

IvyMoon Designs

Life Tree Leather

Magpie’s Trick

Skydancer Creations

Visker & Scrivener

White Wizards