Georgio Harris leaped into the water during swimming time at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi.

Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Jump in the lake? OK

  • Star Tribune
  • July 17, 2010 - 2:01 PM

Lots of emotion comes with a youngster's first trip to overnight camp: excitement, yes, but nerves and homesickness, too. "Summer Samplers" offer kids a chance to ease in for three nights, rather than a full week, at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi on Lake Independence. For 10-year-old Georgio Harris and his pals, the jitters were gone by Day 2 and Georgio and his eight cabin mates were already bosom buddies. The boys kept busy with games, swimming, pillow fights and roasting marshmallows. Last one in is a rotten egg.

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