The Tigers went to college!
Bunks 8, 9 and 10 went on an excursion to Lewiston, Maine. First stop was the trampoline park which everyone loved. Funnest part was that we had the entire place to ourselves.
Then on to Bates College! Recent grads Blake and Malcolm took the kids to some special parts of campus, like the dining hall. It was a different kind of all-you-can-eat buffet, which included everything from fast-food to Israeli couscous. Most exciting was the soda dispensers where you could make your own drink out of a little bit of everything. Food scientists in the making!
After playing games on the collegiate-sized turf, they were treated to a Q&A with one of the Bates lacrosse coaches. Interestingly, even these 10-year-olds had questions for him about the recruiting and admissions process. Up next was the Planetarium Show, which most had never experienced before. For the counselors, the dark room with twinkling stars was especially relaxing.
Meanwhile, other groups were out on day hikes. The little guys climbed Douglas Mountain, while those with legs a little longer hiked Bald Pate. Both have spectacular views at the top... and blueberries to pick too!
The Lions went to Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. It’s a 5,000-acre working farm that also has an education center as well as recreational activities. They learned lots about cows and their incredibly gentle nature. The boys also enjoyed the tour... and some great ice cream too!
It was white-water rafting today for the Sophomores. Exhilarating... and they loved it! After a movie they settled in at their NH campsite for the night.
Here at camp we enjoyed a perfect Maine day. It was good-mood weather and finally the schedule went exactly to plan... sport to sport, court to court and down to Trickey Pond. We even fit in GACU, thanks to our wonderful nurses and the crew who ran The Spa.
Evening Activity was Magician Peter Boie. Ours is a savvy and intelligent audience, which is not so easy for the average magician. Luckily, Peter really can pull a rabbit out of a hat. He’s also great at including lots of volunteers, who eagerly raise their hands to be chosen. As you know, Skylemar guys are always happy to be a part of the show.