Aaaaaah! Now this is how Maine weather is supposed to be. Sunny with clear skies and just the right summer temperature, low humidity and a gentle breeze. It was a good-mood kind of day.
So much to do! Down at the ski dock the boats never stopped. They had many days to make up for with all that rain. Every field and court was buzzing with action, and it was great to finally play some League Soccer, Hoops and Softball too.
Now that we’ve had numerous rounds of negative testing, Dr. Jeff gave the word that it’s ok for kids of different Divisions to play together outside on this glorious day. Although kids of the same age typically play sports with each other, it’s nice to be able to hang out with older and younger friends a bit, playing games like chess or bocce.
Special “cousin” relationships have definitely developed through cohorting. Dr. Jeff has encouraged us to “blanket” those who are too young to be vaccinated with groups of boys who are just about entirely vaccinated. Therefore, when we had to be inside for rain, we’d match up the Cubs with Seniors & Stars, Tigers with Sophomores, and Freshmen with Juniors. The older guys are psyched that they can now officially give piggy-backs to the little ones.
The younger half of camp really looks up to those older. They talk about this at the Chocolate Factory, while making sweet treats. Not only do they make something yummy for themselves, but they also get to choose an older bunk to make treats for as well... quite the perk for a “cousin bunk"!
No question, Skylemar boys are warm-hearted. They may “forget” to listen or make “mistakes” once in a while when it comes to following rules, but they really do know how to show gratitude. A group of early-morning guys went to The Nest (Luci’s room/office in the Garden Cabin) and decorated water bottles for counselors. The adorable handwriting and misspellings made each a keepsake.
The Freshmen were especially lucky. They got to go on “Blakes Great Adventure” to Pineland Farm. No other people near them -- instead there were goats, chickens, ducks, sheep, turkeys, cows, horses, rabbits, peacocks and more. Afterwards they went to Range Pond State Park for a picnic lunch and beach fun.
Lip Sync Battle for Evening Activity. It’s a night of laughs and cheers, when each bunk takes the stage to perform a dance to the song of their choice. Even the most reserved get silly, so it’s especially fun to watch. Truth be told…Skylemar counselors can dance!