The camp chanted at every meal…"3 more days! 3 more days!" Tomorrow it will be two more. Then just one. And then…. stay tuned!
Meanwhile, it was a sparkling, sunshiny Maine day here in the 04055. Temps were hot, but with far less humidity.
67 participants in the 16U Tennis Camp Championship! Tennis Director Ted was thrilled with the level of play. Outstanding players included Aaron P, Caleb W, Grant N, Jack P, Jacob R, Sam M, Cosme, Holden F, Sam D, Eli K, James E, Toby, Leo D, Gaines and Charlie F. Bosco and Alex N met in an impressive final with Alex prevailing to become Camp Champ. The 14U tourney is set for Thursday, with nearly half the camp signed up to compete!
Sophomores had their Bones Adventure that started with FunZ Trampoline Park in Lewiston. After jumping for a couple of hours, they headed over to Bates College for lunch. They had a blast scrimmaging on the football field ...with big props to Max N, who won the field goal kicking contest.
The Tigers enjoyed an afternoon at Sebago Lake State Park. The water’s shallow, so it’s perfect for tossing a ball or Frisbee. Plus, it’s fun to be a band of brothers in public once in a while.
Back at camp there was League Hoops and just about every other sport. The fishermen record for caught fish in a session over at the Sky II waterfront has now risen to 29! We wonder…is the same one getting caught over and over?
Lots of interesting conversation at Gentleman’s Academy. One of the topics covered was the difference between “bullying” vs “not nice”. The group came to the conclusion that it’s never ok to not be nice, but it happens when you live together. One person might let something roll off their back, while another takes “joking” personally. Somebody might "push someone's buttons", which can definitely be mean. Sometimes the person who occasionally teases gets really upset when it's their turn to be teased.
On the other hand, “bullying” is a much bigger deal. That’s when a person with more power targets someone weaker, over and over. If this ever happens it’s our responsibility to stand up and set things straight, no matter where we are.
The guys also had some thoughts about screen time. They were asked to pretend that they were in charge. After building a daily schedule together, they decided no screen time during the week is best, unless it’s homework. Weekends should be as much as they want, outside of sports and playing outside. It’s always fascinating to ask them “what would you do” questions.
Seniors and Stars had a Social tonight, with real, live girls from a nearby camp. They hung out on the Ski Dock, and those who wished went for boat rides. From what we saw, our guys were perfect gentlemen.