VAMPY campers form fast friendships

By Emilie Milcarek

While VAMPY is only three weeks, the friendships formed at camp last much longer. Surrounded by their intellectual peers, VAMPY campers form strong friendships.

Olivia Gilliam of Madisonville hugs her teammate, Baxter Fee of Bowling Green, in excitement after winning the relay race for Team Open Waters for the VAMPY Olympics on Saturday, June 27. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Olivia Gilliam of Madisonville hugs her teammate, Baxter Fee of Bowling Green, in excitement after winning the relay race for Team International Waters for the VAMPY Olympics on Saturday, June 27. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Izzy Hunt (front) of Bowling Green, Frances Rippy (back) of Louisville, and Allison Davis of Bowling Green relax on South Lawn while waiting for their next event during the VAMPY Olympics on Saturday, June 27. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Izzy Hunt (front) of Bowling Green, Frances Rippy (back) of Louisville, and Allison Davis of Bowling Green relax on South Lawn while waiting for their next event during the VAMPY Olympics on Saturday, June 27. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
VAMPY campers relax behind Northeast Hall during community time Wednesday, June 24. During community time, campers can relax and hang out with their friends. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
VAMPY campers relax behind Northeast Hall during community time Wednesday, June 24. During community time, campers can relax and hang out with their friends. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Bhavana Pavuluri (left) of Louisville and Ella Franklin of Lexington laugh at their cast mates during their groups' performance at Paper Theatre Saturday, June 27.  (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Bhavana Pavuluri (left) of Louisville and Ella Franklin of Lexington laugh at their cast mates during their groups’ performance at Paper Theatre Saturday, June 27. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Zoe Ward of Frankfort laughs with her teammates while brainstorming how to create their props for Paper Theatre on Saturday, June 27.  (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Zoe Ward of Frankfort laughs with her teammates while brainstorming how to create their props for Paper Theatre on Saturday, June 27. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Counselor Courtney George chats with her campers during hall time Wednesday, June 24. The girls shared stories and bonded before going to their rooms for the night. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Counselor Courtney George chats with her campers during hall time Wednesday, June 24. The girls shared stories and bonded before going to their rooms for the night. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
During hall time, some of the girls bonded by drawing doodles on each other Wednesday, June 24. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
During hall time, some of the girls bonded by drawing doodles on each other Wednesday, June 24. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Jack Quire of Antioch, Tennessee, (top middle) and the rest of Team Albania cheer on their teammates during the VAMPY Olympics on Saturday, June 27. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Jack Quire of Antioch, Tennessee, (top middle) and the rest of Team Albania cheer on their teammates during the VAMPY Olympics on Saturday, June 27. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Nate Turner (front) of Mount Sterling celebrates with the rest of his teammates on Team Canada after winning a tug-of-war match during the VAMPY Olympics Saturday, June 27.  (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Nate Turner (front) of Mount Sterling celebrates with the rest of his teammates on Team Canada after winning a tug-of-war match during the VAMPY Olympics Saturday, June 27. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Ethan Wilton (right) of Berea plays a game called Munchkin with his friends in Northeast Hall during optionals Wednesday, June 24. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Ethan Wilton (right) of Berea plays a game called Munchkin with his friends in Northeast Hall during optionals Wednesday, June 24. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Alex Taing (left) and Kenly Chau, both of Bowling Green, spend time outside with their classmates during a break from class. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Alex Taing (left) and Kenly Chau, both of Bowling Green, spend time outside with their classmates during a break from class. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Ashley Johnson (from left) of Liberty, Lora Darnell of Lafayette, Tennessee, and Kate Sweeney and Holley Yelton of Crestwood explore the grounds of WKU on their group campus tour the first day of VAMPY Sunday, June 21. (Photo by Emilie)
Ashley Johnson (from left) of Liberty, Lora Darnell of Lafayette, Tennessee, and Kate Sweeney and Holley Yelton of Crestwood explore the grounds of WKU on their group campus tour the first day of VAMPY Sunday, June 21. (Photo by Emilie)
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