So many great things about July 4th at Skylemar. First, the weather was glorious. It was the kind of sunny day that puts everyone in a good mood.
Second, laundry came back fresh and clean. It’s returned in a special bag that opens like a suitcase, so it’s really easy to put the neatly folded piles inside a dresser.
Lots of League play in baseball, soccer, basketball, hockey and football. Leagues are in-camp competitive games that go on throughout the summer. Usually activity periods include a good chunk of instruction, but Leagues are straight play.
News flash from the “Drop It Like It’s Hot Clinic”. Jenner may have come up with something that NASA should know about. The goal of the session was to design protection for a raw egg, and drop it from the Catwalk, 30’ in the air. Even just climbing up the tree with an egg in hand was challenging. Of all the creative packaging designs, Jenner’s was the only one that survived. He filled a paper cup with packing peanuts, added the egg, cleverly added water and duct taped the top. The magical part was that the water made the packing peanuts melt, so there was a soft foam covering over every bit of the egg. And it worked – the egg was perfectly fine.
July 4th dinner is a Skylemar favorite. Wings! Two choices: hot or not. To feed our hungry crew it took over 5,000 wings. Thank you, to our fabulous kitchen staff who works incredibly hard to keep the boys loving the food: Jr, Superman, Juan Carlos, Benjamin, Big David, Little David, Jairo, Luis and Fabrizio.
After dinner, every face needed to be washed, because we have a big date. 7:30 sharp at Camp Mataponi. After some time for hanging out and meeting new friends, we gathered on the green to watch a tremendous fireworks display. Ooh, ahhs, all the way! Such a great night, and we’re grateful to Mataponi for inviting us.
And finally, the biggest July 4th excitement of all…the Photo Galleries are up on the website. That means thousands of photos are waiting for you at: campskylemar.com/photo-gallery. As you see one that you’d like to have or share with friends, just double click on it and follow the steps. Please keep in mind some like to jump in the shot, and others steer clear. More will be coming next week.