Hilltop Creative Corner
The creative corner is for those who feel inspired to put pen to paper and create something beautiful.
By Christina Damore
This camp is a hill of fun
There are lots of people, many to come
You play, talk and walk around
When you are here, you never sit down
This is a camp where your dreams come true
This is a camp for me and you
Whether it’s high ropes, low ropes, skating or dance
You are always ready to take that chance
There, for this is the perfect place If you come here, you have good taste!
By Kelly Puggmurr
I remember last year as we pulled up the drive
My first time at Hilltop, so nervous inside,
I looked all around, the place seemed so vast,
Could this be it? A summer than last?
It took Dad a while to persuade me to go,
And hang out with folks that I didn’t know.
The tales that I heard, made it sound great,
But if I was homesick, I’d have a long wait.
The staff there helped me adjust to the new
They all seemed so nice (and talented too!)
The routine learned quickly, new facts everyday,
And then of course, there's “The Hilltop Way”... ...
The Camp has a rule, (unlike at school).
That no-one’s called “nerdy” and no-one’s called “cool”.
No-one at Camp gets left out in the cold,
No-one wants us to fit in to a mould.
In two or three days, it became quite clear
That having fun was a huge thing here.
My new friends don’t mind if I dance like a fool,
What happens at Camp is exception not rule
Some people claim they “can’t ride” or “don’t swim”
There’s a chance to try all and a choice to fill in
If there’s a subject you like, by the end you will shine,
With new skills being picked up and learned all the time.
Last year I taught Pottery, Stained Glass and Crafts
Helped kids to shoot arrows, make costumes, build rafts.
I’ve never worked anywhere like it before.
I love being a counselor. I’ll be back for more.
Hello Gramma, Hello Grampa - Sang @ Flagpole, 2002
Hello Grandma, Hello Grandpa
Here we are at dear Camp Hilltop
We hope that camp never ends
Because we have a heap of friends
We have mountains of fun
Please don’t clap yet, we’re not done
The alpacas never bite
In the cabins we’re not allowed to fight
To get cereal use the agitator
And the lake has snakes and gators
The gym is on a hill
We get tired, thank you Bill
Don’t laugh at me – No dissing here Don’t laugh at me – Ridicule free zone
You, matter despite what people say
That’s just the Camp Hilltop Way!
The pool water’s always cold
Stay out late and counsellors scold
Put the rubbish in the bin
If you try hard you will win The new shirts are very bright
PDA shines a light
Upon camper late at night (gasp)
O’ the towers very tall
But the belayers break my fall
Camp store line is always long
And we hope that you enjoyed our song!!!