Short Story Gr. 10

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A Summer to Remember

Over the summer earlier this year I got some community service hours working as a camp counselor at a summer camp. It was a 4 week program and I was really enjoying it. All I had to do was help kids with activates like archery, hiking and canoeing. It was a lot of fun even though I was the youngest counselors there. The second youngest counselor and I quickly became friends but because we were the youngest we often got stuck with the jobs that no one else wanted to do like washing the restrooms and cleaning dishes after meals. His name was Ryan and he was a native who lived with his parents just down the street from the camp. I had fun and made friends.

Before I go farther into the story I need to explain to you some things about the camp. Back in the days before the camp was built a small river ran through the property. This river powered a wheat mill that was used to grind wheat for natives in the surrounding area. As the number of natives decreased so did the need for the flour mill. It was soon abandon and left to rot. But then some entrepreneurs came along and say the land had potential for being a summer camp. So they dug a manmade lake, built some cabins and activate centers and converted the wheat mill into a power source. They built a reservoir to increase water flow and increase the amount of electricity that could be produced. When they needed power they simply opened a water gate and let the water and the old mill do the rest. Due to the increase of water flow the river began to flood its banks in low lying areas further downstream. One of these low lying areas was the property of Bob Smith. He immediately complained to the owners of the camp but the owners said that nothing could be done to help him.

That brings us back to current time in which the property owner, Bob, was at the front gate of the camp shouting at the…...

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