Best friends Lilly and Madeline plan to spend the week together at summer camp. Lilly is blond and adventurous and Madeline is brunette and shy. They want this to be the best part of their summer vacation after a long and boring 8th grade year. No more sitting at home, just the two of them together having a great time in a forest. This forest is in Minnesota. It has a nice place for cabins and activities, along with a lake and even a waterfall. They are already hoping that this week will never end.
I had such a terrible time just watching everyone rock climb!
I hated watching everyone canoe while I sat on the shore.
The two never planned on being separated, but sadly, they are. Lilly is put into group 1 with people that she has never met before and Madeline is put in group 2, also not recognizing anybody. This means that the only time they will see each other is when they switch activities, at lunch, and at night.
Lilly is scheduled to go rock climbing, but nobody wants to be her belayer. She sits off to the side and watches while everyone gradually reaches the top of the rock wall.Meanwhile on the other side of camp, Madeline’s group is canoeing. Nobody wants to be her partner, so she sits on the shore and watches others row towards the waterfall.
When it’s time to switch activities, Lilly and Madeline run into each other and immediately start chatting.“I had such a terrible time just watching everyone rock climb!” Lilly tells Madeline. “I hated watching everyone canoe while I sat on the shore.” Madeline exclaims to Lilly.
When Lilly gets to her craft station in one of the cabins, she decides to make a bracelet for Madeline because she misses her. Madeline sits across the room at her craft station and she too makes a bracelet for Lilly.
Finally, after a long morning, it is time for lunch. Lilly and Madeline sit together, excited to give their bracelets to each other. When they do, they are happy once again. They both realize that even though they are not together, they are thinking of each other, but both friends are now fantasizing together about the long week coming to an end.