• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Camp Green Lake - Stanley's sample letter

Extracts from this document...


This is an example of a letter that Stanley might have written to his parents while at Camp Greenlake in order to communicate the terrible conditions and the horrible experience he was having there: Camp Green Lake 125, Green Drive, Texas, Ct 10645 U.S.A 5/18/06 Dear Mom & Dad, Can you believe it? I'm still alive! Even after having lived in this hell for about a month, I'm still alive. I can't tell you how bad this place is, but I'll try my best. It's nowhere even close to what we thought it would be like, 'Camp Fun&Games', To begin with, despite the name, there is no lake anywhere in a hundred miles around here! It's just a dry, barren wasteland, and to make it worse, the place is crowded with huge holes dug by campers, scorpions, rattlesnakes and worst of all, yellow spotted lizards. I know you've probably never heard of one, but they say that if one ever bites you, you won't live much longer. The worst thing is that as the punishment, we have to dig holes in this heat, such a boring and exhausting job, there are a hundred and one more things to do instead of this. ...read more.


On my first day, I almost died of thirst and tiredness, but somehow managed to survive. The food, if that's what you call it, is really crap and tasteless. The vegetables served were once green, but now look really dead and stale and the food on my plate smells like sour milk! But as always, I never leave anything on my plate, so unwillingly, I have to eat up everything no matter how bad it tastes. Because of the scarcity of water, we are only allowed to have four minutes in the shower. The water is freezing so the four minutes are all used up in adjusting to that temperature. There is a bar of soap, but I never use it, which is just as well, because if I do, I will not have the time to rinse of the suds. However, after digging holes in the hot sun, it's four minutes of heaven when cold water pours over my hot, sweaty and sore body, but still, even after the shower, I still feel really hot and extremely tired and exhausted. We are all assigned different tents, and each tent has cots for the campers to sleep in. my cot, was used by someone named 'Barf Bag' and it smells like sour milk! ...read more.


Mr. Sir's face was swollen today, and instead of filling my canteen, he simply opened the water tap and let all the water fall to the dry and desolate ground. I don't know for how long he will continue bullying me with his cruel games and jokes because of this. Now, I really believe that our family is cursed. I have to suffer everyday thanks to my no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather! I'm just so unlucky! But funnily though, when I was asked what I did, and I told the other kids that I had stolen sneakers, they all laughed at me, but when I told them that they were Clyde Livingstone's, none of them believed me, and ironically, in the court when I said that I didn't steal them, no one believed me then, and when here I say that I did steal them, still no one believes me! Funny, isn't it? Anyway, that's enough about me, and anyway all this moaning won't do anything apart from upsetting you both and making you feel miserable and me unlucky, so, how's Dad's sneaker project going on? I hope he hasn't made any more blunders and made the house stink! Wish him the best of luck on my behalf and you too, take care of yourself and don't worry, I will be out of here after eighteen long months, somehow! Your unlucky son, STANLEY ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Media - (Blade Runner & Star Wars)

    They do this by cutting a lot from one shot to another. During the shooting scenes the shots are really fast and smoke is dulling the view. To calm the audience after the shooting the director uses a wipe shot to the desert this slows down the pace.

  2. kit bag

    To contrast the main characters in the short stories above, Johnson (Kitbag) and the young man (Red Room) link together because it starts off with normal atmosphere which slowly turns into something sinister. Also both stories give a sense of danger and a fear of being attacked.

  1. Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    They find this freedom as they float along the river. As time passes, however, the river becomes more of a symbol of life, in general, and all its misleadings and injustices. Despite their newfound freedom, they find they are not completely free from the evils and influences of the towns and the river's banks.

  2. Cold Knap Lake

    "I need to ask you something" the nurse said putting her arm around Brianna. "What?" "Did you consume any amount of alcohol during your pregnancy?". Brianna realised that she had killed her baby, her unborn bundle of joy, her flesh and blood and her happiness.


    Today I am fine," Conner seemed annoyed now. His counselor made him feel like he was going to be suicidal this time. He never was though. "So anything new? Anything I should be concerned about?" Conner shrugged, "I don't know, tomorrow's day ninety-five. I guess that's exciting." Mr.

  2. Miss USA

    Men shouldn't be the strongest sex. Men and women have to be equal and women have to dare. These are the opinions of a feminist. Emma Knight also writes her own speeches. She doesn't want a ghost writer and her speeches aren't what people expected.

  1. Indian Camp

    An old woman stood in the doorway holding a lamp. Inside on a wooden bunk lay a young Indian woman. She had been trying to have her baby for two days. All the old women in the camp had been helping her.

  2. In its day

    Still Sergeant Morris tries to convince Mr White to let the monkey's paw burn in the fire "Better let it burn,' said the soldier solemnly" this suddenly creates an effect on the reader and forces it to ask a question that what is the worst that can happen?

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work