Another magnificent day greeted the boys as they went through the typical morning Color War ritual – reveille, breakfast, inspection, team meetings and out they went, with each team looking to make something happen. Red hoped to build the lead, but Gray would surely have something to say about that.
And it looked like they would when the Gray Cubs got them going with a quick win in Golf, then backed it up by coming back to win Bocce in a very exciting match that came down to the last few throws in the final game.
Red Sophomores answered though with yet another Ski-off win at the Waterfront, then came up to watch their Seniors put the finishing touches on a two-game sweep in Hockey. Nate Z had a hat-trick in one game, and Charlie M and Chris hit the back of the net more than once in the other.
After splitting two Hoops games, Gray then came back late in the game to turn the morning back their way, closeout game 3 and win Tigers Basketball.
When Will S led Red to a 4th quarter 3-goal spree to break open a very tight Stars Lax game, once again Red had stymied Gray’s charge. But then the Gray Juniors swept 5 of 6 matches and the Skills Challenge to win Tennis, and the morning saw Gray inch a little closer as we reached the midpoint of this Color War.
And Gray wasn’t done. In the afternoon, the Cubs from both teams matched strokes shot for shot in the Skills portion with Red holding a very slight edge before Gray won the matches convincingly to win Cubs Tennis.
In a fierce Lacrosse game over at the Hejduk, Red Seniors responded with an impressive win to stem Gray’s run, then followed it up on the basketball courts by winning two of three games to win Sophomore Hoops.
Just when it seemed Red had turned Gray back for good, the Gray Juniors won both Hockey games as both Evan R and Carter found the net on multiple occasions.
When Gray’s Tigers swept both Soccer games, clearly Gray was on the move. Cosme, Alex B, Leo F and Kyle were the goal-scorers in two very defensive games.
With Gray closing the gap, the results from Trickey were late in coming… and would tell the story of this afternoon. When news of another Ski-off came, anticipation filled the air. With Gray down to its last hope, Evan S put up the best slalom performance of all, giving Gray the huge Waterfront win.
More than halfway there, and this one’s up for grabs. The boys have given it all up ‘til now, leaving everything out on the fields and courts, battling with an intensity rarely seen anywhere.
Despite a Color War schedule packed with high energy sports, and even though most of the in-between time was spent practicing for “Songs & Cheers”... somehow Director Suzie and her cast/crew of 35+ campers and counselors found rehearsal time and put on an incredible show this evening. It’s like they say, if you want to get something done give it to a busy person.
Tonight’s fantastic performance of “High School Musical” made this statement indisputable: theatre is a sport.
Clearly, it’s a physical activity – these guys can dance! You work as a team, support one another, and communication is key. It was astonishing to see how well guys from Bunks 1 to 29, used teamwork to make the show happen. Whether on the field or the stage, practice “makes perfect”, but when it’s game time (or show time) you try your best and it is what it is.
You don’t always get the position (or role) you hoped for, or possibly the “playing time” that you feel entitled to. But every part, no matter the size, is an important contribution. No matter what, you’re in for the win (or curtain call), and there’s nothing better than knowing you were outstanding.
As demonstrated with a standing ovation, Camp Skylemar loved the show tonight. Thank you to all who gave up their free time to entertain the rest of us: Sam F, Ari M, Ethan F, Alex B, Henry B, Maxx, Patty, Kalvar, Boxer, Kappy, Tosh, Spencer S, Semaj, Tyler W, Bob, Max P, Jonah K, Jake S, Rohan, Xander, Bode, Mikey, Anders, Grayson, Noah K, Nate F, Cooper E, Spencer M, Joel N, Jake Sch, Gaines, Will S, Trystan, Lighting Technician Nate P with his assistant Rex and of course, for our Skylemar Star, SUZIE.
“High School Musical“ truly was a win for both Red and Gray.
Heard it today…
At the cast party, in line for cheese pizza: “I want the least cheesy one.”
Only at Skylemar.