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Twins Seth and Knut Nabess are so in tune, they show their enthusiasm in tandem.
"Camp is awesome!" they shout.
The 11-year-old boys attended BB Camp in Lake of the Woods this year, the second year in a row for the twins.
"We had the same cabin as we did last year; it was so much fun," said Seth.
Joy Chisholme, the boys' mom, said she would not be able to send the boys to camp without the Sunshine Fund.
"It's really great," said Chisholme. "They both have the best time and come back with tons of stories to tell me."
She said the boys attended camp for two weeks this year.
"A lot of their friends from school go to camp so they really like going there," she said. "There's lots of sports at BB Camp as well, and they are really into sports."
When asked what sports are his favourite, Seth can barely contain his enthusiasm.
"Kayaking, swimming, diving, those are my favourite," said Seth.
Knut said he loves the overnight camping trips, where he and other campers voyage to the wilderness to camp, canoe, eat and laugh.
"The food is the best on the overnights," said Knut. "You get pizza and pancakes!"
When asked about their favourite camp memory, they both chime in and mention a camp-wide competition.
Counsellors divided the camp in two for a battle of the wills and bragging rights.
"We had to compete with skits, races, dodgeball, everything," said Knut. "Our team lost but if we come back next year we're going to win."
Chisholme said despite the seemingly lengthy two-week time frame, the boys never get homesick.
"When I got back I asked them if they missed home and they said they wanted to go one more week," laughed Chisholme. "I told them I wouldn't mind that either."
Both Knut and Seth are eagerly anticipating next year's camp outing, with plans of more fun and games.
"Camp really is the best," said Seth.
Last year, 822 kids went to camp, thanks to the Sunshine Fund. Almost 20,000 children have gone to camp since the fund began in 1979.
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