Intercamp action has gotten off to a rousing start with contests in Soccer, Basketball, Baseball and Lacrosse.
Paul Harrison, our Soccer Director (well, Football in his world) arrived here direct from Istanbul where he cheered on his beloved, native Man City club’s Champions League title. His impact on the 15U team (and our entire Soccer program) showed well in their first games of the season.
In a similar format, our 14U Hoops team split a couple of very close games and showed that they too will be very tough to beat.
Our 13U Baseball club played a doubleheader – with the same mixed results. Isaac C and Jacob R starred both on the mound and at the plate, where Noah K did the most damage with a bases-loaded triple to knock in 3 runs…before Bron closed it out by striking out the side.
You already heard of the 12U Lax tourney win, a very talented young group. Coaches and teammates raved over the tournament’s MVP, Archie, who was incredible in the goal with 16 saves in the final! When Coach Rook gave his report to camp, the Pavilion rocked with the Skylemar spirit that already has become infectious to our newest campers.
Trip season kicked off as well, with the Tigers traveling to the Ossipee Valley Fair. It’s an old-fashioned country fair, with lots of things most of our guys would have never seen before. For instance, dairy clipping (shaving a cow?!), a frog jumping contest plus all kinds of farm animals. Sawyer and Harry FC won the egg toss!
Pine Cone Auction was the surprise Evening Activity. Because pinecones only drop once every few years, there were none to pick up. So…we tossed colored eggs all over the golf course. The boys scrambled to find as many as they could, as well as some golf balls that needed to be shagged. They were worth double, since tomorrow is a lawn-mowing morning. Extra points for the “chicken dance” too.
The big 10-hour activity for this camp director and her fantastic assistant Cory was ACA Accreditation. Once every five years, camps who are members of the American Camping Association have to meet hundreds of standards to demonstrate that we go above and beyond to be best in the country. The process involves a dozen binders filled with written plans and explanations, on-site interviews and many hours of physical inspection. This is nothing we have to do but is instead something we want to do. Proud to report that Skylemar exceeded expectations and passed with flying colors.