What the world needs now is…
If love could fix world problems, we made quite a dent at Camp Skylemar today. There was enough positive energy here to send a rocket ship to the moon.
The most amazing gift of being apart is seeing each other again. There’s no greater feeling than a child leaping into your arms with joy.
Skylemar’s Visiting Day is different than at other camps. For the most part, the kids play while the parents watch. We run our schedule as usual, giving the boys an opportunity to show off, while keeping things as normal as possible for those without guests. It’s an emotional day, and any sense of normalcy is a very good thing. That’s why the boys eat inside, while parents are out. Of course, there isn’t anything really “normal”, with a few hundred extra people around.
Just in case of rain, backup plans were necessary. An early morning power outage which hit five towns in the area at 5:45 am was quite a surprise. As the emergency generators hummed, we planned for the “what-ifs”. By 7, miraculously, the power worked again. All’s well that ends well.
The weather was comfortable and ideal for spectating. By afternoon many were at Trickey Pond, swimming, boating and waterskiing.
If you weren’t able to visit, please know that your son was fine and adopted by many. Our photographers put up thousands of pictures on our website gallery, so you can catch a glimpse of him there. (www.campskylemar.com/photo-gallery)
Following some sad goodbyes, the kids piled in the Rec Hall for dinner. Then it happened. Like magic. The switch was turned, tears were dried and all was well. Just in case that wasn’t enough, we followed up with a carnival. Each cabin had a booth, like the dunk tank, obstacle course, putt-putt, giant connect four, pop-a-shots and lots more. The snow cones and fried dough were yummy.
The boys are exhausted, and bet you are too. Please rest easy, knowing that day is done and all is well. We promise.