Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Truck filps onto my Sister

This summer was the best no worries but to wake up get ready to eat report to my post at the Archery Field. I loved teaching the sport to see kid who never would have been exposed to Archery in their life most likely. I also tought a few moms some archery and a few other things that year. It was lots of fun and even i learned a lot. Every thing was going great until my family came to visit me and drop off some medication for me. They came to camp we spent the day together. They soon left to go back home when their truck flipped over into a ditch and all where tossed out of the vehicle. The truck landed after rolling over a few time right on my sister who was trapt under the hot pipes under the truck. They all thought she was dead. she survived with the help of God, my family,some stangers and the doctors. I could not bvelive this happened to them and blamed myself for the whole thing for days.

Monday, December 3, 2007

I could not get back there if i tried too

When i was really young about 10 years old we went camping in a romote location this trip i will never forget this was the first time i ever went camping. My cousin Frankie boy was there i don't see him much ant more but back then i looked up to him i don't know why but i did he always treated us bad. I remeber that there was this water fall that he climbed up and that we were the only people there. I had a great time even tyhe drive there i seen planes from Lagaurdia landing almost on the cars on the grand central parkway. And we also seen a bad motorcycle accident that cause the rider to be decapitated its all in my head still till this day.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Indiain Cliffs Boy vs Bear

Indian cliff are in a camp just outside of Narrowsberg NY called Ten Mile River is made up of five camps along the river or the river area. although i was not Jewish for some reason the troop i was in happened to go there. I am glad they did it is home to Indian cliffs. This is a bout 2-1/2 miles form the base of camp. As The story has

it young Indian boy went to prove his manhood by killing a bear. He found a bear to fight the fight was a tough one for both the boy and the Bear. With the boy badly injured and the bearalmost dead the boy pulled the bear int a cave and sealed it off. They tried to open it and cant because the cliffs would be lost. So many years latter i returned and had taken some photos. One dayWhile hanging out with so friends someone noticed two things as i wastelling this tale. The picture of the sealed rock was not as it seamed it had the Indian boy in the rock and a red mark that looks like a bear on it hind legs. I have the pictures i will share them.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I felt like a true moron

I was on our first camping trip by ours I mean Jenn and I we are still together 10 years after this story. That's whole other story in it self. I bragged about my camping skills and my Eagle scout credits the whole way to the campground. I talk about how i could start a fire with rope and some spark or with one match. We got wood from the campground store it was raped in plastic. I could not get this wood to light if my life depended on it. After about 1-1/2 hours I thought maybe the wood that was rapped in plastic could be wet or moist form that rap. So with the store close I knock on this mans door a 12:30 Am It was during labor day east coast it was chilly out. I had to do it. He was more then happy to help us on a cold evening. We went back to the camp site and lets just say it got a little freaky and i lit more then one fire that cold September night.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Hail storm from hell

This hail storm that hit me and my girlfriend Jennifer that summer 0f 98 was right out of hell. It knocked down lot's tents we were a few of the people left standing due to the fact we put our tent up in the lean to and it was covered by wood. When we got out to see the ice balls were up to our Kneecaps it's was the craziest sound of thunder that I have ever heard.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

I was hanging by a rope from a cliff

My first time I hiked to a place called Indian cliffs I was hung from a rope. I was about 13 years old. I was camping with the scout in upstate NY. Part of what this troop like to do was repelling. So to make a long story even longer. We hiked to the cliffs learn to tie our own harness. And was asked to turn around and walk down the wall. It was so hard at first but when I let it go it was so great. I have still have a fear but love to do these things till today.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

in 1986 I seen a boy slaped in the face with a dead fish

This was n the Delaware river in NY while staying in a nearby camp named ten mile river . there was this rich troop name Chappy gate they spent the summer on the hill above us. with there screen nets electricity and computers. we spent two weeks if that we where not poor but not that well off.

So we went coning on the Delaware river and as we where floating one of the older boys in the troop reach in the water grabbed a dead fish and slapped one of the Chappy gate boys in the face with big fish.

This was not because they had more money back then we did not pay attention to money. This was a long time fight between there troop and our as long as anyone could remember.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Eight years ago we got cought in a hail storm

We where sleeping in our tent inside the lean to and the thunder was so load if made me think it was the end of the world. Good thing for us the lean to saved us that night. but those who where in the open got hit by golf ball size hail. When we got out of the tent we where standing in about 1.5 ft of hail it was really insane.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I alway love to go to indain cliffs at summer camp

The story of Indian cliffs. There was an Indian boy who set out to become a man by wrestling a bear. This boy found that bear and tried to over take it. The bear gave the boy a good fight. The bear died from it's injuries and the boy was on his last bit of power when he pulled the dead bear into the cave he seal it with a rock and then died next to the bear.

I took some picture of the cave where the tried to drill to see what is inside but the cliff was in danger of coming down so the left it alone. Any way in the picture you can see the bear next to the Indian boy if You look close You can see the feathers on the boys head.

PS this is true here are those pictures.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Nothing says summer like a camping/River trip

I have been going here for years it's fun and right on the Delaware river on the NY Pennsylvania boarder. It's called landers river trips in narrows burg NY. they also have about four other near by camping/river sites We like to go here.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

One time at band camp LoL

I was at ten mile river boy scout camps when I was younger and I went cannoning down the Delaware. with this stuck up rich troop on the hill who was rumored to have power and computers. So we where riding in the canoe when they started with us one of the older boys reached in the river and found a dead fish and slaped the boy across the face and tip the cannoe.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The story of the farmer Croppse

long ago but not long enough for him to be dead himself. There was a farmer named Croppse,who lived near a boy scout camp. one day two lads where out hiking when they got lost in the woods. With no where to go the boys stumbled upon the Croppse farm. they seen the farmer who put them up in his barn till morning when he would help them find there way back to camp. The boy retired to the barn and started a small fire to keep warm.

The boy quickly fell asleep it was along day after all. The fire almost burned out, then a amber hit the hay on the floor. Before the boys know the barn was up in flames to boys ran and never looked back.

The fire quickly spread like wild fire and set the farmers house a blaze. His wife and kid died and the farmer lived. He was mad at the boy for running without warning his family.

From that day forward he look for those two scout who could not be found. This made the farmer even more mad he started to hate boy scout,then loath the scout.

soon after that he was so angry he just went hunting for boy scouts bodies where turning up at every camp till this day.

PS always use the buddy system strength in numbers.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Camping stories tips , ticks, places to camp

Hello to all who see this post in the world. My name is John A Ciampa an Eagle Scout from troop 139 boy scouts at Ht Helen's Howard beach queens. That was very nice of them to let us use their basement for so many year god bless st Helen's and the people who mad this possible. With that said I would tell You that because of the scout I think out side the box.

I have lots to teach and tell You I own other blogs and websites so if you need info on the topics that I blog about feel free to ask. I will help you if you would like to start a blog. Or maybe You just want to read and get pointers on camping and laugh a little bit that's cool too. Life is what you make it think positive and all your dreams can be reality.

See you next time with pictures and camping stories.