Jake Thompson was a kid who brought joy to many. He brought joy and laughter to every one’s day. Jake managed to make you feel like a kid again, with a pure sense of joy, love, light, and laughter. And, this was occasionally accompanied by jokes and pranks that always came from the bottom of his heart. Jake was one that was blessed to be given the spirit of a kid, wholly and completely. That was shown by his love for others and of course, having fun. Jake had a smile that was absolutely infectious. His smile encouraged everyone around him, whether they knew him or not, to smile back. Along with his gifted spirit, he was utterly fearless. He tackled any event, any dare, and any challenge with a smile.
The Jake Thompson Memorial Buckle is in memory of a Cowboy who lived with a wholesome childlike spirit. One that enjoyed the sport of rodeo without failure, and had a relationship with God that was beyond his years. We will award the camper that best exemplifies those qualities with a buckle in his memory.